Resilience Fund

The Resilience Fund is here to help anyone and everyone recover from a community crisis or disaster through a combination of emergency preparedness investments and response funding. We are grateful to the Lhaq’temish Foundation, the community foundation of the Lummi people, for their partnership in the Resilience Fund.  Our Covid-19 response grantmaking is currently focused on urgent health needs, access to essential services and a comprehensive community response for:
– Children and families, elders and those with compromised immune systems and/or disabilities
– Residents without health insurance or access to sick days
– Communities of color and residents with limited English language proficiency
– Economically vulnerable people, or those impacted by reduced and lost work
– People at risk of intimate violence

Thanks to the generosity of our community more than $500,000 has already been granted to support the important work of these organizations:

Alzheimer Society of Washington – Supporting families virtually during the crisis
Bellingham Food Bank –
Helping families access food safely
Brigid Collins House – Offering “telehealth” visits for families to receive services safely
Catholic Community Services
– Helping individuals and families with direct financial support
Compass Health – Supporting people with mental health needs
Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault Services – Preventing intimate violence and supporting domestic violence survivors
Downtown Bellingham Partnership – Supporting and connecting the small business community in downtown Bellingham
Institute for Washington’s Future – Assisting farmworkers in meeting housing, health and food needs
Lhaq’temish Foundation – Caring for and supporting the social, emotional, health and economic needs of the Lummi people
Lydia Place – Helping families with housing and support services
Max Higbee Center – Providing support for community members with disabilities during the pandemic
Northwest Youth Services – Housing and case management for youth experiencing homelessness
Opportunity Council – Supporting families and individuals with multiple economic needs and supporting childcare
SeaMar Community Health Center – Offering affordable, accessible, comprehensive health care specializing in service to Latinos
Unity Care Northwest – Offering affordable, accessible, comprehensive health care for all in Whatcom County
Washington Immigration Solidarity Network – COVID relief efforts for Whatcom undocumented families
Whatcom County Council on Aging – Preparing and distributing nutritious meals to seniors
Whatcom Dispute Resolution Center – Helping individuals, families and communities navigate and resolve disputes
Whatcom Family YMCA – Supporting childcare for families during this crisis

Please make your gift now and invite your friends and family to join you.