If the fund you would like to donate to is not listed below, you can use the Search field below to look it up. Please note that you may add 2.5% to your donation to cover credit card processing fees. If you would rather send your gift via check, please indicate the fund name in the memo section, make payable to Whatcom Community Foundation and send to 1500 Cornwall Ave, Ste 202, Bellingham, WA 98225.

Please notate how you would like to be recognized on your gift. We will use your first, middle and last name or business name for your gift recognition if there is no recognition indicated. If you have questions or would like to update your recognition, please contact us at (360) 671-6463 or contact Missy Belles via email.

Whatcom Community Foundation is recognized as a tax-exempt organization under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code and contributions may be tax deductible. Please consult your tax advisor to determine deductibility of your contribution. The Community Foundation's tax identification number is 91-1726410 and is registered with Secretary of State, State of Washington, Charities Division.

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Operating Funds
  Donate WCF Community Fund


Your gift to the Community Fund supports our projects, programs and initiatives, which are focused on building a stronger and more resilient community through partnerships that connect people, ideas, resources, and opportunities for greater impact.
  Donate The Millworks Project
The Millworks is a community benefit project based in Bellingham, WA. The project includes a Local Food Campus, affordable housing, early childhood learning center and communityspace, all within a 2-building campus in the central business district. The project's goal is to deliver economic and community development benefits for the people of Whatcom County while addressing some of the most critical needs in our community including affordability and equity.
Mission Investments
  Donate Threshold Fund
The Threshold Fund is designed to put philanthropic dollars to work by guarantying construction loans for affordable housing projects. As a result, your gift helps to significantly reduce the cost of capital which means more affordable homes are built for less money. That means more safe, stable homes for more of our neighbors. Even more exciting, the funds can be used over and over again. More homes, more families, lives changed for the better.

The Threshold Fund is a collaboration between Habitat for Humanity of Whatcom County, Kulshan Community Land Trust and the Community Foundation. Habitat and KushanCLT came to the Community Foundation with a great idea and invited the Community Foundation to be a part of it.
Grantmaking by Field of Interest
  Donate Equity Fund (non-endowed)
  Donate Resilience Fund

The Resilience Fund is investing in nonprofits working on the front lines of disaster response - whether local flood support or COVID-19 - getting emergency assistance, such as financial support, healthcare and childcare, to our community's most vulnerable neighbors as fast as possible.

November 22, 2021 Update: Generous local donors have created a pool of matching funds to support gifts made to the Resilience Fund for local emergency flood response and assistance. All individual donations will be matched dollar for dollar, up to $330,000. Every dollar raised here stays here. Learn more about the Whatcom Community Foundation at WhatcomCF.org
  Donate Project Neighborly Fund

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.
  Donate Youth Philanthropy Project
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
  Donate 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