Whatcom County Philanthropies Work Together to Respond to COVID-19

The Chuckanut Health Foundation, United Way of Whatcom CountyLhaq’temish Foundation and the Whatcom Community Foundation are mobilizing philanthropic resources in response to COVID-19.

“While the scope and scale of needs – financial and otherwise – resulting from COVID-19 are still unclear, we know that they will be significant,” said Peter Theisen, CEO… Continue reading

Helping Our Neighbors as We Face the COVID-19 Crisis

The Community Foundation Board is putting $100,000 into the Resilience Fund to start helping our neighbors address the affects of the Coronavirus (COVID-19).

The Resilience Fund is our community’s bounce-back fund. It’s here to help anyone and everyone —individuals, families, nonprofits, businesses—recover from a crisis or disaster through a combination of emergency preparedness investments and response funding.

The Resilience… Continue reading

We’re Hiring!

We are looking for a Senior Staff Assistant to join our dynamic team! 

Could this job be a good fit for you? If your answer to the following questions is ‘yes’ – it just might be!

· Do you flourish in a dynamic, fast-paced environment?  We’re looking for someone who can be focused, well-organized and productive in the… Continue reading

Dear Whatcom County: We love you. Let us count the ways.

It’s census time friends; time to stand up and be counted. Which is why we are delighted to introduce you to the Whatcom Complete Count Committee (WCCC), a volunteer census support effort established by tribal and local governments, community leaders and organizations—including Whatcom Community Foundation— to ensure that every person on tribal lands and in all jurisdictions across Whatcom County… Continue reading

The power of a safe, stable home

Telegraph Town Homes July 2019

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

Library love lives on

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

Funds for Whatcom County Grant Announcement!

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

Tickets Available for 10th Annual Shrimp Dinner Supporting Ferndale Scholarships

Tickets are now available for the 10th Annual Shrimp Dinner and Silent Auction to support the Ferndale Scholarship Fund! CLICK HERE!

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

Together We Can Make the Dream of Home Ownership a Reality

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 Grant Application now live!

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

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