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 – Opens December 7, Deadline February 15 at 3PM
We currently have $75,000 available to grant this year

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 grant awards 2018   –  Project Neighborly grant awards 2017

Foundation staff will provide 3 drop-in Project Neighborly technical assistance sessions January 9 and 16 and February 6, 10:30AM-12:30PM in our conference rooms

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.