Designated Funds

You may name a specific charity or charities to benefit from your gift. Should any designated organization cease to exist, the Foundation through its variance power has the authority and responsibility to reallocate the gift to another agency that can most closely carry out your original intent. Please call us at 360-671-6463 to learn more about setting up a designated fund. 

Bayview Fund
supports eight local nonprofit organizations (Endowed)

Bellingham Public Library Funds
(Endowed and Non-endowed)

Betty and Bob Tull Fund
in support of eight nonprofit organizations

Bob and Lois Nichol Fund
in support of five nonprofit organizations

Coal Export Health Impact Study Fund (non-endowed)
in support of funding for a coal export health impact study.

Cole Interfaith Coalition Endowment Fund
unrestricted use by the Interfaith Coalition in advancing its mission to aid families in need

Cole Whatcom Community College Endowment Fund
unrestricted use by Whatcom Community College (through its President) in advancing its mission

Dorothy and Harris Gonsalves Bellingham Public Library Endowment
established by the generous bequest of Dorothy Ellen Gonsalves to be used for any of the following: The purchase of travel related books, Spanish language books, and/or to establish and maintain a reading nook. 20% of the grant distributions shall support these items at the Fairhaven Library branch

Ferndale Double Dome Capital Fund (non-endowed)
to support the design, building and maintenance of a large swimming pool and associated sports facilites for the general public

Fragrance Garden Endowment Fund
to support the Fragrance Garden at Tennant Lake Park in Ferndale

Francis & Dorothy Lang Endowment
established by the generous bequest of Francis & Dorothy Lang to support the Whatcom County Council on Aging senior services programs operated from its Bellingham Senior Activity Center

Friends of KMRE Fund
KMRE-LP 102.3 FM is a community radio station providing access for the entire community to tell their stories and distribute them throughout Whatcom County and the world. The purpose of the Fund is to provide financial resources to make it possible for KMRE to transition from its current status as a program of the Spark Museum to a program of another existing entity (i.e., another nonprofit, higher education institution, etc.) or to a newly formed nonprofit organization

Gonsalves Endowment for the Whatcom Humane Society
an endowed designated fund for the Whatcom Humane Society to support animal care, spaying and neutering. This fund was created by a generous bequest from Dorothy Ellen Gonsalves of Bellingham, WA

Growing A Biliterate Community Fund

This fund supports a Spanish-language community reading program co-created by parents, teachers and staff to strengthen communities in Skagit Valley.

Brian and Marya Griffin Fund
supports five local nonprofit organizations (Non-Endowed)

Martin and Gail Haines Fund
supports seven local nonprofit organizations (Non-Endowed)

Peters Family Fund
supports three local nonprofit organizations (Endowed)

Whatcom County Drug Court Fund
to provide funds for Whatcom County’s Drug and Family Treatment Court which are designed to support individuals and families in recovery and to reduce recidivism (Non-Endowed)

Whatcom Farmland Preservation Fund
Supports Whatcom County’s Purchase of Developments Rights Program to ensure agricultural land is available to farmers.

Whatcom Hills Waldorf School Capital Fund
to support capital improvements to improve the school, its programs, and its community service

The Whatcom Hills Waldorf School Legacy Fund
to provide a permanent source of income for the Whatcom Hills Waldorf School (Endowed)

Whatcom Peace Fund
supports Whatcom Peace and Justice Center

To donate to a particular fund, please type the fund name in the “search box” category