The Community Foundation is open for business, only our doors are closed.
Our team is continuing to work remotely to connect people, ideas and resources
as our community faces this crisis.

Helping Our Neighbors

Neighboring matters, especially in a time of crisis. 

The Community Foundation’s Resilience Fund is already helping our neighbors address the affects of the Coronavirus (COVID-19). The Resilience Fund is our community’s bounce-back fund. It’s here to help anyone and everyone in our community — families, nonprofits, businesses—recover from a crisis or disaster through a combination of emergency preparedness investments and response funding.

Gifts to the Resilience Fund are currently being matched dollar for dollar by the All in WA campaignPlease join us and make your gift today.

“We’re excited to be a part of the Foundation – it’s an adventure in building and strengthening our community. What could be more thrilling?”
– John & Joyce Pedlow

Our staff will work closely with you to set up a fund that will allow you to achieve maximum impact in the areas that matter to you. The Whatcom Community Foundation is home to more than 150 separate funds – each with a unique purpose, each created by a visionary individual, family, nonprofit or corporation.

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“Community is extremely important to us, and we appreciate everything the Whatcom Community Foundation does to strengthen and enhance our community. That’s why we joined the Madrona Society.”

How do you want to be remembered? Like dozens of your neighbors, you can make a lasting difference in the community you love by including the Community Foundation in your will or living trust. 

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What Can You Do to Help our Community Respond to COVID-19?

What Can You Do to Help our Community Respond to COVID-19?

Learn more about how you can support our community as we face this crisis. Read more.

COVID 19 Information and Resources for Nonprofits

COVID 19 Information and Resources for Nonprofits

Helpful information for nonprofit organizations facing this crisis. Read more.


Virginia "Virgie" Boal Hayden: Leaving a Legacy

Virgie's legacy gift says a lot about what she loved. What do you love? Read more.