Rachel Myers

Openings Available for Monthly Executive Director Roundtables

The Community Foundation supports 2 monthly roundtables for non-profit Executive Directors in Whatcom County, who meet together to:    – Learn and share best practices    – Support each other in handling challenges around fund development, board relations, and managing staff and volunteers    – Enhance their leadership skills    One of the groups … Continue reading

Let’s Walk or Run 1 Mile for Justice!

Sun’s out, sneakers on! One Mile for Justice goes through Sunday this week.

Are you a walker or a runner? Or somebody who gets in a couple thousand steps just going about your day? This week make those steps count for justice! Fairhaven Runners is challenging our community to walk or run one mile and benefit the Whatcom Community Foundation’s… Continue reading

Food Security Task Force and Farm-to-Freezer Update

What if we could ensure a market for local farmers and feed our food-insecure neighbors in one program? That’s the Farm-to-Freezer project in a nutshell, and it’s just one idea cooking in the Food Security Task Force, convened in late March by the Community Foundation at the request of Whatcom Unified Command.

While the focus is on responding to the… Continue reading

Let’s go All In for Washington and Whatcom County

All In WA brings Washingtonians together to address the health, social, and economic impacts of COVID-19. The All In WA benefit concert broadcasts live on June 24th at 7 pm via Amazon Music’s Twitch channel as well as on Seattle-area NBC affiliates KING 5 and KONG. The show includes Pearl Jam, Macklemore, Brandi Carlile, Ciara, Russell Wilson, The Black Tones,… Continue reading

Whatcom County Philanthropies Work Together to Respond to COVID-19

The Chuckanut Health Foundation, United Way of Whatcom CountyLhaq’temish Foundation and the Whatcom Community Foundation are mobilizing philanthropic resources in response to COVID-19.

“While the scope and scale of needs – financial and otherwise – resulting from COVID-19 are still unclear, we know that they will be significant,” said Peter Theisen, CEO… Continue reading

Helping Our Neighbors as We Face the COVID-19 Crisis

The Community Foundation Board is putting $100,000 into the Resilience Fund to start 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 —individuals, families, nonprofits, businesses—recover from a crisis or disaster through a combination of emergency preparedness investments and response funding.

The Resilience… Continue reading

We’re Hiring!

We are looking for a Senior Staff Assistant to join our dynamic team! 

Could this job be a good fit for you? If your answer to the following questions is ‘yes’ – it just might be!

· Do you flourish in a dynamic, fast-paced environment?  We’re looking for someone who can be focused, well-organized and productive in the… Continue reading

Tickets Available for 10th Annual Shrimp Dinner Supporting Ferndale Scholarships

Tickets are now available for the 10th Annual Shrimp Dinner and Silent Auction to support the Ferndale Scholarship Fund! CLICK HERE!

This year’s Shrimp Dinner has a new location – beautiful Bellewood Acres!

Please Join us!

6pm on Saturday, March 2, 2019 Bellewood Acres, 6140 Guide Meridian

Dinner is $50 per person Tickets are limited! Please call the Whatcom… Continue reading

Project Neighborly Grant Application now live!

Project Neighborly grants spark ideas about how we can all become better neighbors. They make the necessary resources available to bring them to life. Your enthusiasm for more neighborly communities, from the water to the mountains and between our international and county borders, combined with your energy and ingenuity will result in more area residents being neighborly –… Continue reading

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