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Together We Can Make the Dream of Home Ownership a Reality

Contributing to the Threshold Fund advances affordable housing solutions in Whatcom County; providing social, economic, educational and environmental returns to our community. It’s a pathway for our exceptionally caring community to come together. Generating a transformational opportunity one child, one family, one neighborhood and one city at a time. Read more…

WCF Phones Temporarily Down

The Whatcom Community Foundation phone system is currently being worked and is temporarily down.  Should you need to contact us, please send an email to .  Thank you for your patience.

IRA Charitable Rollover Permanent Law

IRA Charitable RolloverGood news! As of December 18, 2015, the IRA Charitable Rollover was passed by Congress and signed into permanent law by the President, allowing taxpayers age 70 1/2 or older to transfer up to $100,000 annually from their IRA accounts directly to charity without first having to recognize the distribution as income.

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Building Community With More Than $170,000 in Grant Awards!

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2016 Whatcom Community Foundation Competitive Grant Awardees

The Whatcom Community Foundation recently awarded grants totaling more than $170,000 to 31 local charitable organizations. According to Mauri Ingram, President & CEO “In January we invited local nonprofit organizations to tell us how they wanted to make our community better. After a thoughtful review by our grants committee volunteers, we are thrilled… Continue reading

Whatcom Community Foundation Competitive Grant Round is Live!

The 2016 competitive grant round information has been posted! Applications will be due by 4pm on January 11th, 2016.  Click HERE for more information.

RM_JP_KG crop Krista Gordan receives a competitive award from the community foundation’s 2015 competitive round forher work on the Salish Sea Experience, a culminating 4th grade field trip experience to connect… Continue reading

GiveBIG today!

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GiveBIG Today – May 5th!

Today, we come together, as true champions, to help via GiveBIG. Be part of the Day of Champions and GiveBIG to make the region stronger and more vibrant than ever.

Today’s one-day, online charitable giving event was created to inspire people to give generously. With each credit card donation made to the more than 1,600… Continue reading

Beautiful New Ferndale Library Now Open

We are elated to announce that the new Ferndale Library opened to the public on October 29! The parking lot was packed all day long, and there were more than 3,000 items checked out that day. Congratulations to all of the partners and donors who worked so hard to make this project happen. 

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