My Equity Summit experience started with the Convergence Equity Forum; as part of the Convergence Partnership, we gathered with other funders for an opening day focused specifically on the role of philanthropy in equity work. The Forum was a great way to get oriented and grounded before the main Equity Summit… Continue reading
Guest post by Sam Martinez, Special Projects Associate
For a lot of my life, the word “sustainability” has evoked certain images. Bringing a reusable cup to the coffee shop, turning off the lights when leaving the house, or buying local. While I understood that sustainable practices could be broader in scope than those personal actions, the concept remained elusive. I… Continue reading
At the end of 2017, one of the largest tax reform bills in three decades was signed into law. Among the revisions to the code, there are implications for your charitable giving. As your partner in philanthropy, we are committed to sharing information and resources to help you maximize your philanthropy and minimize your tax bill.
Some key changes to… Continue reading
Whatcom County is a beautiful place to live and many are discovering what makes this region so unique. This movement has had an impact on the housing market, creating a spike in housing prices and decreasing moderately priced options, leaving many of our neighbors unable to afford a home. In 2017, Whatcom County median home prices gained over 10% in… Continue reading
The Madrona tree is deeply rooted in its place. Its roots add stability to the tree’s environment, as Madrona Society members do to our community.
Madrona Society Spotlight: Francis and Dorothy Lang
Dorothy Lang grew up in Ferndale. Her family included some of the early settlers of Whatcom County. Francis (Frank) Lang was born to an immigrant family in… Continue reading
An arch represents a portal, connecting the past with a future filled with opportunity. The Arch of Healing and Reconciliation (Arch) project is a monument honoring people from many parts of the world. Many came to Whatcom County to work in salmon processing plants, lumber mills and coal mines. Their arduous efforts helped our community flourish and yet many immigrants… Continue reading
Last week the Community Foundation announced its collaborative partnership with Washington Federal and Chuckanut Health Foundation; bringing a much-needed specialized health service to Whatcom County. Continuing in this spirit, the Community Foundation would like to share a local resource called SEAS (Single Entry Access to Services). This comprehensive guide lists individuals and organizations providing support for children and youth with… Continue reading
Families that discover their child has a neuromuscular or skeletal problem face daunting challenges: learning about their child’s condition and navigating a complex healthcare system, as well as accessing and paying for the care and treatment their child’s needs. Thankfully in our region, Shriner’s Hospital for Children – Portland (Shriners) helps to address those challenges. Perhaps best known… Continue reading
“People can imagine and bring remarkable things to life if you invite them to be creative,” said Community Foundation CEO Mauri Ingram. “Project Neighborly grants add a little fuel to those great ideas. The 2017 projects proved that truly amazing things can be accomplished when people roll up their sleeves to focus on the one thing that we all… Continue reading
Do You Want to Make a Difference in Our Community?
Would you like to use your skills to help a nonprofit organization you care about as a member of their board? If you answered ‘yes’ to the questions above, you may be interested in Board Match, a new program of the Whatcom Community Foundation
- Board Match gives you a… Continue reading