When Maggie Orozco and her three kids move into their Telegraph Townhome next spring, they’ll be one of Whatcom County’s first eight families to benefit from the Threshold Fund, a revolving construction loan guaranty established at the Community Foundation in 2017. The fund is the brainchild of Habitat for Humanity in Whatcom County and Kulshan… Continue reading
GEORGE & BOB
George Muldrow and Bob Bragg met in college in the 50’s and spent the next 63 years teaching, creating art and building their lives together until they passed away within three months of each other in 2017. Throughout their lives they gave major gifts, including many scholarship funds, in honor of various family members. But they also… Continue reading
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…
“I am incredibly excited to have been a recipient of this award. It has always been a dream of mine to continue my education at a greater level, and I value your help in supporting my aspirations and ambitions. To me, this scholarship is much more than simply money, but an encouraging message to pursue a successful future.” – 2016… Continue reading
Your community foundation turned 20 this year! (We are finally out of those awkward teen years.) One of the things we’ve heard from several of our grantees is that they appreciate the breadth of our mission. We love it because it encompasses all of… Continue reading
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.
What is it?… Continue reading
The 2016 competitive grant round information has been posted! Applications will be due by 4pm on January 11th, 2016. Click HERE for more information.
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
Celebrating 10 years of generosity, the Readers Care Fund is kicking off another season of generosity to help our neighbors in need. With the help of caring community members, the Readers Care Fund will support key community groups that provide basic needs. Gifts made to the Lynden Tribune Readers Care… Continue reading
In past years the Blaine Boys and Girls Club faced a dilemma when poor weather prevented them from providing programs outside. They would either serve kids in “shifts” or face the undesirable option of turning kids away from the Club. Early in 2016, that will be no longer be… Continue reading