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Fund Name Description
Operating Funds
Chuck's Big Ride REDUX for WCF Chuck's Big Ride REDUX (2017) - support for Whatcom Community Foundation
Ride C2C for Whatcom Community Foundation As a part of their epic "Ride C2C" Doug & Robin Robertson are raising money for the Whatcom Community Foundation because they absolutely LOVE where they live. To use their words, "We want to support the good people who do good work in our home county to help keep it the most beautiful place on earth. The Community Foundation helps to connect people, ideas, resources, and opportunities for greater impact."
*The Leadership Fund Your gift to the Community Foundation Leadership Fund supports our innovative programs and services which are focused on building a stronger and more resilient community through collaborative partnerships that connect people, ideas, resources, and opportunities for greater impact.
Donor Advised
Byron Elmendorf Park Fund To support Bellingham Park Projects, in memory of Byron Elmendorf who enjoyed to spend time outdoors with those he loved.
Elevate Fund The Elevate Fund is dedicated to elevating and providing resources to young people in Whatcom County. Whether it is supplies and stabilization for foster kids, scholarships for low-income college hopefuls, or summer lunch and recreational programs for students, donating to organizations that benefit kids is both urgent and important.
Program
College Savings Account Program
Project
Arch of Healing and Reconciliation Project The Arch of Healing and Reconciliation will be erected as a monument to honor the brave immigrants from China, India, and Japan and in recognition of all immigrants who came to America since the 1800s, seeking better life opportunities for themselves and their families through hard work and determination. If you would like to give via check, please make check payable to Whatcom Community Foundation with Arch of Healing and Reconciliation Project (AHAR) in the memo section and mail to: Whatcom Community Foundation, 1500 Cornwall Avenue, Ste 202, Bellingham, WA 98225
Holden and Phoebe Goodell Judson Fund in support of a statue to commemorate Lynden founders, Phoebe and Holden Judson, to be placed at the site of the new Lynden City Hall project
Field of Interest
Healthy People Endowment to support grants that provide a component of good health for Whatcom County residents
Healthy Places Endowment to support grants that provide a component of healthy places for Whatcom County residents
Project Neighborly Project Neighborly invites ideas to, you guessed it, foster neighborliness. Rural or urban, event or art installation, the possibilities are endless. We are doing our best to make it as easy for all types of groups (not just nonprofits) to participate. More information is available on the Community Foundation website.
Resilience Fund grantmaking for disaster preparedness and support
Threshold Fund to support funds revolving or guaranteed) for eligible prospective home buyers
Whatcom Arts and Culture Endowment Fund in support of competitive grants in the Arts and Culture field of interest.
Whatcom Endowment for the Environment supports grantmaking to environmental causes in Whatcom County
Whatcom Youth & Families Endowment Fund supports grantmaking for youth and families in Whatcom County
Designated
Friends of KMRE Fund KMRE-LP 102.3 FM is a community radio station providing access for the entire community to tell their stories and distribute them throughout Whatcom County and the world. The purpose of the Fund is to provide financial resources to make it possible for KMRE to transition from its current status as a program of the Spark Museum to a program of another existing entity (i.e., another nonprofit, higher education institution, etc.) or to a newly formed nonprofit organization.
WCF Grantmaking
Fund for Whatcom County to support thoughtful, responsive grantmaking in Whatcom County
Scholarship - DFS
Bellingham Scholarship Fund Bellingham Scholarship Fund of Whatcom Community Foundation to provide scholarships to high school seniors graduating from any Bellingham high school to pursue post-secondary education
Ferndale Scholarship Fund to provide scholarships to Ferndale high school seniors to pursue post-secondary education
Mary L. Seilo Memorial Scholarship to support graduates of Ferndale High School to attend college
Robyn J. du Pre Memorial Scholarship Robyn's friends and loved ones are honoring Robyn by establishing a scholarship fund for Bellingham students pursuing a bachelor's degree in environmental studies.
Sue Jampsa Memorial Scholarship to support deserving seniors graduating from any Whatcom County high school to attend any post secondary institution.
Vicky Marshall Memorial Scholarship Fund (Endowed) to support scholarships to graduating high school seniors in Bellingham to attend any post secondary college. Financial need considered. No restriction on area of study.
Whatcom Scholarship Fund to provide scholarships to Whatcom County high school seniors to pursue post-secondary education
Scholarships - non DFS
Healing Arch Scholarship Fund to support scholarships for first generation students to go to college
Mission Investments
Northwest Catalyst Fund in support of technical assistance to Northwest Innovation Resource Center Client Entrepreneurs as well as start-up loan capital for those clients eligible for a Fund-guaranteed loan.
Committee Advised
Bellingham Youth Philanthropy Project Endowment to provide an opportunity for high school students to learn the joys and responsibilities of charitable giving and to truly make a difference by recommending grants to environmentally-focused organizations in Whatcom County
Other Funds
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