Field-of-Interest Funds

This type of fund allows you to target a favorite cause or issue without having to name a specific charity. You decide the purpose, such as meeting the needs of children or protecting the environment, and the Foundation identifies projects and organizations that will most effectively accomplish your interests over time. If you are interested in setting up this type of fund, please call us at 360-671-6463. 

Whatcom Arts & Culture Endowment Fund
supports activities in the general fields of arts and culture (Endowed)

Whatcom Endowment for the Environment
supports activities in the general field of the environment (Endowed)

Whatcom Nonprofit Sector Fund
provides support to strengthen the Whatcom County nonprofit sector as a whole

Whatcom Youth & Families Endowment Fund
provides support for activities serving youth and families (Endowed)

Northwest Catalyst Fund
funding for technical assistance to Northwest Innovation Resource Center Client Entrepreneurs as well as start-up loan capital for those clients eligible for a Fund-guaranteed loan

Liam Wood Environmental Fund
was established in memory of Liam Wood to provide support for activities in the general field of the environment (Endowed)

Gary and Ann Blanken Fund
supports activities in two fields: arts and culture and the environment (Endowed)

Blythe Cole-Busch Fund for Literacy Development
support of literacy development programs in Whatcom County (Endowed)

CMA Fund
supports activities in two fields: youth and families and arts and culture. (Endowed)

Jeanne & William Carroll Youth & Families Fund
supports activities related to youth and families (Endowed)

David Edward Fund
supports activities for people living with mental illness (Endowed)

Fairhaven Fund
supports non-routine maintenance and public art in Fairhaven Village Green and historic Fairhaven

Barbara Austin Foote Memorial Fund
supports arts and cultural activities (Endowed)

Brian & Marya Griffin Community Fund
supports capital projects benefiting the Arts, Culture and Community Advancement in Whatcom County (Non-Endowed)

Paul and Ann Hanson Fund for the Environment
supports environmental activities and organizations (Endowed)

Lee and RaVae Luckhart Arts & Culture Fund
supports arts and cultural activities and organizations (Endowed)

Lee and RaVae Luckhart Environmental Fund
supports environmental activities and organizations (Endowed)

Pitts Sportsmen’s Fund
support for education and building awareness of outdoor activities, including fishing, hunting, boating, and firearm safety for youth in Whatcom County (Non-Endowed)

Mary Snapper Fund
provides grants to organizations serving children with special medical needs (Endowed)

South Fork Community Fund
supports community-building activities in the area around the South Fork of the Nooksack River (Endowed)

Mount Baker School District Endowment for Children and Youth
to assist the Mount Baker School District with supplemental educational activities for District students and/or pre-school aged children residing within the boundaries of the District (Endowed)

Tenmile Creek Fund
to support improvements to Tenmile Creek