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

Immigrant Relief: The Stories

 “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

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Immigrant Relief

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

Bridging The Gap In Home Affordability

By Mauri Ingram, President  & CEO of Whatcom Community Foundation

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

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