Giving Toolkit

Our goal is to make your giving easy, engaging and effective.

Giving with your Qualified Charitable Distribution (QCD): A QCD is a direct transfer of funds from an IRA custodian, payable to a qualified charity, as described in the QCD provision in the Internal Revenue Code. Amounts distributed as a QCD can be counted toward satisfying your RMD amount for the year, up to $100,000, and can also be excluded from your taxable income. Learn more here. Your Giving.QCD

For helpful information about tax opportunities, click here. 2018 Tax Opptys. DONORS

Give to a Fund Online – click HERE

Give to a Fund via Check – If you prefer to mail in a donation, please fill out our gift form and send it with your check to: Whatcom Community Foundation, 1500 Cornwall Avenue, Suite 202, Bellingham, WA 98225. Please remember to note the fund in the memo section of your check.

Draft Agreement for a Fund: Donors may choose to establish one or more funds with the Foundation. Often donors find these funds to be an attractive alternative to creating their own private foundations. We have provided standard fund agreements (linked below) for each type of fund.
Unrestricted Endowed Fund agreement (PDF)
Unrestricted Non-endowed Fund agreement (PDF)
Donor Advised Endowed Fund agreement (PDF)
Donor Advised Non-endowed Fund agreement (PDF)
Nonprofit Agency Endowment Fund agreement (PDF)  

Other helpful information for donors: 

Pass-Through Gift and Grant (PDF):  to be used in lieu of opening a Designated Fund for a one time gift and grant. Please indicated the gift amount and the designated federal charity(s) that you would like your gift passed through to. 

How to Transfer Securities 
Wire Transfer Instructions – please contact Missy Belles, Gifts & Grants Administrator, at 360-671-6463 or via email.
Grant Recommendation Form for a Donor Advised Fund