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The power of a safe, stable home

Telegraph Town Homes July 2019

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

Library love lives on

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

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.

What is it?… 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

Readers Care Fund Celebrates 10th Anniversary and Over $100,000 in Giving

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A check presentation to Project Hope from 2011.

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

Blaine Pavilion On Track to Open in January

Community leaders celebrate the groundbreaking for the new Blaine Pavilion.

Community leaders celebrate the groundbreaking for the new Blaine Pavilion.

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