When Maggie Orozco and her three kids move into their Telegraph Townhome next spring, they’ll be one of Whatcom County’s first eight families to benefit from the Threshold Fund, a revolving construction loan guaranty established at the Community Foundation in 2017. The fund is the brainchild of Habitat for Humanity in Whatcom County and Kulshan… Continue reading
GEORGE & BOB
George Muldrow and Bob Bragg met in college in the 50’s and spent the next 63 years teaching, creating art and building their lives together until they passed away within three months of each other in 2017. Throughout their lives they gave major gifts, including many scholarship funds, in honor of various family members. But they also… Continue reading
APPLY BY OCTOBER 1 TO BE CONSIDERED FOR UP TO $10,000 IN “FUNDS FOR WHATCOM COUNTY”
The Whatcom Community Foundation’s annual Funds for Whatcom County grant round is open for applications. The non-renewable grants of up to $10,000 are meant to support relative and timely activities that take a cooperative approach to building community connections, affordable housing, arts and culture,… Continue reading
This year’s Shrimp Dinner has a new location – beautiful Bellewood Acres!
Please Join us!
6pm on Saturday, March 2, 2019 Bellewood Acres, 6140 Guide Meridian
Dinner is $50 per person Tickets are limited! Please call the Whatcom… Continue reading
Contributing to the Threshold Fund advances affordable housing solutions in Whatcom County; providing social, economic, educational and environmental returns to our community. It’s a pathway for our exceptionally caring community to come together. Generating a transformational opportunity one child, one family, one neighborhood and one city at a time. Read more…
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 –… Continue reading
“I felt so alone in the Detention Center. I couldn’t believe that people in my community were working to help me. I’m so grateful for help paying my bond, I never thought that would be possible. I know I would be murdered if I was deported.” – Bellingham neighbor, upon release from the Tacoma Northwest Detention Center
NEXT BOARD MATCH WILL TAKE PLACE IN 2020. STAY TUNED!
Do You Want to Make a Difference in Our Community?
Would you like to help a nonprofit organization you care about as member of their board?
Are you interested in connecting with new people who are working to make a difference?
If you answered ‘yes’ to the questions above, you… Continue reading
Everyone who lives here thrives. That is the Community Foundation’s vision. We value every person that lives here.
Immigrant and Customs Enforcement conducted a raid in Whatcom County on August 29th that resulted in 16 to 28 people being detained, taken to the Tacoma detention facility or to another facility further away. Family separation has profound and lasting consequences that… Continue reading
IN THEIR April 25 and May 23 Cascadia Weekly opinion pieces, Sarah Bond-Yancey of Habitat for Humanity of Whatcom County (Habitat) and Dean Fearing of Kulshan Community Land Trust (KulshanCLT) shared perspectives on Whatcom County’s dire affordable housing situation and ways their organizations are working to address… Continue reading