Project Neighborly

“What is really exciting to me is to see people with differing views come together and finally respect each other.”- Fred Rogers

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 – kind, considerate and helpful – to everyone they meet.  Watch the video to learn more about the original goals of Project Neighborly.  Click here to read about the Birchwood FLEX project, one of the many powerful Project Neighborly stories.

Your neighbors came up with projects like an interactive art installation that travels around on a bike trailer sparking creative conversations; a kayaking expedition that pairs rural and urban high school students to get to know each other while exploring and learning about our corner of the Salish Sea; activities that bring together families from other nations who are new to the area; an inter-generational community dinner at the Lynden Senior Center; skill sharing in the South Fork Valley; and, a language exchange in the Birchwood neighborhood of Bellingham. 

Project Neighborly FAQ

Grant Application Timeline – Closed 

Project Period – March through October*
*Longer project periods may be requested via electronic or written request to Pamela Jons, Executive Vice President.

Online Grants Portal Instructions: Click HERE  to learn how to create a new account and more.


Learn more about the way Project Neighborly is showing up across Whatcom County:

Project Neighborly Past Grantees

Project Neighborly is funded by people like you

You can give a gift HERE or mail your contribution to: Whatcom Community Foundation, 1500 Cornwall Avenue, Suite 202, Bellingham, WA 98225.