Strengthening Nonprofits

A healthy and vibrant charitable sector is critical to keeping our community strong.  Beyond grant-making, we support local organizations with training, networking opportunities, and specialized endowment fund management. 

WCF Resources for Nonprofit Advancement:

Whatcom Nonprofit Network (WNN)  – WNN strengthens nonprofits by building relationships, sharing resources, and communicating the vital role of sector in our community. 

WNN E News – Our monthly newsletter is packed with local, state and national opportunities and resources.  If you would like to be added to the mailing list or submit content for the newsletter, please send your information to by the first Friday of each month. To read the latest WNN E News, click HERE.

Board Match – Nonprofits need strong, well-equipped leaders to be effective. Board Match is designed for people interested in nonprofit board service. They gain valuable knowledge and perspective about mission-driven work and the essential role board members play. Participants also meet staff and volunteer leaders from organizations working on issues that match their interests.

Meeting Space at the Whatcom Center for Philanthropy – The Whatcom Center for Philanthropy (WCP) is a collaboration between the Chuckanut Health Foundation, United Way of Whatcom County and the Whatcom Community Foundation. Each organization has its own suite of offices as well as shared conference rooms that are available for use by our nonprofit partners free of charge. Our goal is to create an environment where connections are made, ideas are shared and great things can happen.

Agency Endowment Funds – Invest in the future, build your agency’s endowment here. 

NONPROFITS. Tax Opptys. 2018  New changes to tax code that affect charitable giving. Learn more here.

Event Scheduling Calendar – Visit WhatCalendar

More Resources – Links to a few of the many local and regional resources that can be useful for nonprofit organizations.