Our Mission is to amplify the force of philanthropy by connecting people, ideas and resources so that communities flourish

With your help, we're amplifying the force of philanthropy - by connecting people, ideas and resources - so that communities flourish.

This year there are more than 80 different projects in our Grants Catalog. Find your favorite. Give as you see fit. Thank you!

We have arranged the proposals by the following fields of interest: Arts & Culture, Buidling Community, Diversity Equity & Inclusion, Education, Environment, Health & Wellness, Human Services and Youth. Support what inspires you!

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Grant Requests

Funds for Whatcom County

Fund for Whatcom County (Non-Endowed)
to support thoughtful, responsive grantmaking in Whatcom County
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The Bellingham Herald Evergreen Connections Project Fund
The Bellingham Herald's Evergreen Connections would create short, visual, "news to use" stories and videos about Whatcom County institutions, places and recurring events that will be found online mainly via search. They will help people connect with resources and be involved in building community.
Requested
10,000.00
Funded
0.00
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Arts & Culture

Allied Arts of Whatcom County
for Bellingham's Got Talent 2020 show

A talent show for the whole community with the goal of family fun, and to develop talented people of Whatcom County. Proceeds benefit the Lighthouse Mission. Prices are kept low for families. The show features dance, music and more. This is the second show, the first one was Feb 2019, and 660 people attended. Grant supports local media productions, printing, food service.
Requested
5,000.00
Funded
0.00
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Allied Arts of Whatcom County
Creative Spaces

“Creative Spaces” is an Allied Arts of Whatcom County collaboration with the City of Bellingham, local service organizations, and Creative Forces: ArtsWA, NEA and WA State Veteran’s Affairs to provide arts opportunities to local low income individuals – especially those with military backgrounds.
Requested
5,000.00
Funded
0.00
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  Bellingham Intl Film Festival
CASCADIA Women's International Film Festival

CASCADIA International Women’s Film Festival happens annually in Bellingham, and is dedicated to presenting independent films directed by women filmmakers. CASCADIA’s three-part mission is to supporting women in filmmaking; providing access to film education; and help to stimulate our local economy.
Requested
10,000.00
Funded
0.00
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Bellingham Symphony Orchestra
Classical Around Town

Classical Around Town includes 12 concerts at venues in Whatcom County from January 2020 to January 2021. Featuring chamber music performances, educational discussions, and interactive activities, this affordable series will engage with audiences in new ways, reinventing the audience experience.
Requested
10,000.00
Funded
0.00
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Catholic Housing Services of Western Washington
Francis House - Bridging the gap between those with and without shelter and honoring the diversity in our community via public art

Residents of Francis Place, a permanent supportive housing project of Catholic Community Services, and local artist Gretchen Leggitt will design and create a mural.. This display will further beautify downtown Bellingham and lift the voices of those who have lived without shelter.
Requested
5,265.00
Funded
0.00
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Children of the Setting Sun Productions
Children of The Setting Sun Productions; 'Salmon People', formerly titled - 'Spirit of The Sockeye' film production

Salmon People: This documentary will share the interwoven lives of the Sockeye salmon and the Coast Salish people, the salmon people. Summary of the project and 12 minute trailer: https://youtu.be/j9D-XMes8s8
Requested
10,000.00
Funded
0.00
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Downtown Bellingham Partnership
Downtown Bellingham Alley Activation Project - Art Alley

Activate an alley within Downtown's Arts District, which we call Arts Alley, by adding colorful paint to the rear exteriors of the buildings, integrating more lighting and a variety of other artistic elements to increase vibrancy and safety while cultivating a sense of neighborliness in the process.
Requested
8,000.00
Funded
0.00
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Kulshan Community Media aka KMRE
Community Powered Arts

Kulshan Communtiy Media is putting KMRE up for a new challenge! Going out to Waypoint Park for a community powered event. Bringing local musicians, local artists, and local nonprofit groups for a very special piece of programming to be streamed live on KMRE 102.3 for those who can't make it.
Requested
2,500.00
Funded
0.00
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Kuntz Community Arts dba Kuntz and Company
Fairhaven Summer Repertory Theatre

Fairhaven Summer Repertory Theatre is a project of Bellingham TheatreWorks in collaboration with The Firehouse Arts and Events Center. After a successful first festival, with 1850 attendees and multiple sold-out shows, in July 2020, we are producing the second annual festival.
Requested
5,000.00
Funded
0.00
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Pickford Film Center
Story Corps Whatcom County

Story Corps Whatcom County aims to collect community voices to provide input into creating the culture and curriculum of Whatcom Intergenerational High School (WIHS). Also, to create a media studio at the high school. This studio will be the only one of its kind in North Bellingham/Ferndale.
Requested
9,085.00
Funded
0.00
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Sylvia Center for the Arts
Sylvia Equitable Access Pilot Program

Sylvia Center will launch a new community outreach pilot program, partnering with approved local humanitarian and social service 501(c)(3) nonprofits to empower equitable access to arts programming by providing complimentary tickets to low-income individuals/families and nonprofit employees.
Requested
10,000.00
Funded
0.00
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Whatcom Jazz Music Arts Center
Jazz in Whatcom County High Schools

We are bringing professional jazz music teachers to demonstrate and teach jazz to music students in Whatcom County public high schools. Students of all races, genders, and socioeconomic groups will benefit from the enrichment of studying this lively and creative form of music.
Requested
10,000.00
Funded
0.00
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Building Community

Bellingham MakerSpace, Inc.
Interactive Bellingham Planning Session

An inclusive and collaborative planning session to help Interactive Bellingham envision the future of BOOM, a unique space in Bellingham where people of all ages, abilities and backgrounds can play, engage in creative activities, discover new things and, more than anything, have loads of fun.
Requested
6,000.00
Funded
0.00
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Communities in Schools of Whatcom & Skagit Counties
Race for Education

5K race coordinated in collaboration with Shuksan Middle School, taking place in Northern Bellingham, but inclusive of all youth & families in Whatcom County who would like to participate in community building through health and wellness. Celebratory event will happen at the end of the race, near the water.
Requested
10,000.00
Funded
0.00
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Ferndale School District
Ball Pit - Find Your Common

People need more ways to connect! 7th Grade Advisory students will design and build a portable "Ball Pit", with balls having conversation prompts written on them. The "Ball Pit" is an interactive space where two people have a unique opportunity to share their thoughts. It's a fun way for people, young and old, to connect.
Requested
1,000.00
Funded
0.00
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Hearing, Speech & Deafness Center
Access for Whatcom County Deaf and Hard of Hearing

HSDC Bellingham will provide free sign language interpreting to small businesses and nonprofits around Whatcom County. After the appointments, HSDC will teach organizations how to accommodate future interpreting requests, making their services accessible to Whatcom’s Deaf community.
Requested
10,000.00
Funded
0.00
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Northside Community Church of the C&MA
Volunteer Build a Park Event for Inclusive Playground

Northside Community Church is seeking funds for food and amenities for volunteers building a radically inclusive playground. It will be built on property owned by NCC and is expected to take appx one week to complete. The resulting park will be a community resource for all of Whatcom County.
Requested
10,000.00
Funded
0.00
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South Fork Valley Community Association
Tubing the South Fork – An Action Plan

Every year, many people float the South Fork River. They face poor parking, signage and sanitation facilities, and residents endure drunk driving, litter and trespassing. The SFVCA will assemble diverse stakeholders for an action-focused forum to improve “Tubing Season” for visitors and residents.
Requested
5,800.00
Funded
0.00
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Sustainable Connections
Bellingham For Everyone

Housing prices and homelessness have been identified as the most pressing issues for Bellingham residents, yet the importance of infill in addressing homelessness and affordability is not fully understood by the public. Roughly 60% Whatcom County residents are low and moderate income, and cost-burdened.The Bellingham for Everyone campaign will implement a widespread marketing campaign that connects community values to housing solutions to help build capacity for smart growth strategies that support equitable, affordable housing for all.
Requested
10,000.00
Funded
0.00
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Sustainable Connections
Sponsoring Ekologi Design + Planning for the "Bellingham Waterfront Pop Up Village: Phase One"

As the Bellingham Waterfront awaits development, we are proposing an interim activation through the development of a temporary container village. The "Pop Up Village" will promote opportunities for positive neighborhood collaboration and business growth and showcase new ideas, art and innovation.
Requested
7,645.00
Funded
0.00
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Whatcom Business Alliance Research & Education
Youth Engagement Initiative - YES Whatcom

The Youth Engagement Initiative (YEI) is requesting $10,000 to support the YES Whatcom website. The YES Whatcom website serves to connect Whatcom County school districts with the business community allowing students to learn about job and career opportunities locally.
Requested
10,000.00
Funded
0.00
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Wild Whatcom
Outdoor Explorations for Lydia Place Residents

A collaboration between Wild Whatcom and Lydia Place, this project aims to build community and comfort with the outdoors for the residents of Lydia Place’s Campus Housing. Wild Whatcom will guide residents on five outdoor explorations and host three community picnics at no cost to families.
Requested
5,266.00
Funded
0.00
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Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Bellingham Public Schools Foundation
Bellingham Public Schools Latinx Education Summit

Bellingham Public Schools will host the 6th annual Latinx Education Summit in May 2020. Attendees will enjoy a day of cross-cultural food options; connection with neighbors; entertainment that reflects Latinx cultures; and a sense of belonging among the larger BPS community. Historically, the event has focused on Mexican-American families; however, this year we intend to expand the event to include other Latinx cultures that represent many students in our schools.
Requested
10,000.00
Funded
0.00
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Mercy Housing Northwest
Sterling Meadows Resident Services - Out of School Time

The Bilingual Afterschool Program works to advance the academic success of low-income Latinx youth residing at Sterling Meadows Apartments. The program has successfully created a culture of education at Sterling Meadows, resulting in over a 90% high school graduation rate.
Requested
10,000.00
Funded
0.00
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ReUse Works
Social Inclusion through Non-Violent Communication

The Social Inclusion through Non-violent Communication project at ReUse Works will empower staff, vocational trainees, and volunteers by building compassionate communication skills that transform individuals lives, create opportunities for diverse relationships, and encourage community engagement.
Requested
10,000.00
Funded
0.00
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Seattle Goodwill Industries
Goodwill - Immigrant Rights Project - Whatcom County

Goodwill seeks to continue our project by offering immigration rights services, toolkits, access to legal support, and basic needs support for our Whatcom County JTEC students. We will build on best practices identified in the project’s first two years to increase our effectiveness and impact.
Requested
10,000.00
Funded
0.00
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  Silent Environment Educational Kamp
Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebration

The project will host an event celebrating Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. The theme will be: With Liberty, and Justice for All. This one-day event will examine current community unity, strengths, and vulnerabilities and steps the attendees can take to turn inspiration and intentions into action.
Requested
2,500.00
Funded
0.00
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Skookum Kids
Bienvenidos a Skookum Kids
To launch Bienvenidos a Skookum Kids — a Spanish language foster care program. In Whatcom County, there are few bilingual foster families and no case managers that specialize in Spanish-speaking foster homes, but 19 percent of children in care are Hispanic or Latino.
Requested
10,000.00
Funded
0.00
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Vamos Outdoors Project
Vamos A Western!

Vamos Outdoors Project will bring middle and high school age Latinx and English Language Learner (ELL) to WWU to hike through the arboretum with current WWU students of similar backgrounds. These affinity groups will discuss the path to college for first generation college students of color.
Requested
4,000.00
Funded
0.00
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Whatcom County Health Department
Generations Forward - Building Language and Skills for Racial Equity

Generations Forward is a community collaborative committed to improving the health and well-being of ALL young children and their families. We would like to develop a common set of skills and language to address race, equity and systemic oppression as a part of our overall change agenda.
Requested
10,000.00
Funded
0.00
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Whatcom Family Y M C A
Supportive Afterschool Enrichment for Migrant Worker Families
The Y will be providing supportive afterschool enrichment for families onsite at a migrant worker housing complex. The Bellingham School District requested the Y implement this program due to the high need for access to quality afterschool youth development programming and physical activity.
Requested
10,000.00
Funded
0.00
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Whatcom Literacy Council
Whatcom Literacy Council EDI project

This project will allow us to have a deeper discussion of inclusivity, bias, and culturally responsive teaching. Because our adult literacy programs are a platform for equity our organization needs to model best practices for equity, diversity, and inclusion.
Requested
5,000.00
Funded
0.00
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Education

Beach School Foundation dba LIFE
Funding Nutrition, Science & Community with Sustainable Practices - Beach School Garden

Consistency is Key! For 6 years our volunteer garden coordinator gathered community to create a true teaching garden to support curriculum based hands on education at our island school. It functions year round as outdoor classroom, providing nutrition, life skills & science to students & families.
Requested
4,000.00
Funded
3,025.64
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  Brushfire
Brushfire Scholars

The Brushfire scholars program seeks to aid and support the matriculation of young mothers who graduate from the Bellingham School District to Whatcom Community College or Bellingham Technical College. While minimizing their need for Social Services.
Requested
7,500.00
Funded
0.00
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  Camp Fire
After School Enrichment Expansion

Camp Fire Samish provides opportunities for formative growth and extracurricular academic instruction to youths of Whatcom County. This project is to reduce enrollment costs for our programs, decrease or eliminate the economic education barrier, increase opportunities for success of youth we serve.
Requested
10,000.00
Funded
0.00
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Interfaith Coalition of Whatcom County
Financial Literacy for Homeless Families with bonus Sensitivity Training for Volunteers

Create a financial literacy program for all families in our Family Promise program in partnership with The Whatcom Dream. An important bonus is also poverty sensitivity trainings for Family Promise volunteers.
Requested
5,888.00
Funded
0.00
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Kulshan Community Land Trust
Education and Counseling for First-Time Home Buyers

We will help moderate-income families become knowledgeable about the home buying process, to gain access to first-time home buyer loan assistance programs, and to be able to purchase conventional or green-built homes to gain stability, grow wealth, and put down roots in Whatcom County.
Requested
10,000.00
Funded
0.00
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Meadows Montessori School
Meadows Montessori School Toddler Program

Meadows Montessori School is answering the call for quality educational childcare in Whatcom County. We plan to acquire our WA State Day Care License, expand our half-day preschool to full-day care, begin our PT toddler group in spring 2020, and open our full-day Toddler Classroom in fall 2020.
Requested
10,000.00
Funded
0.00
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North Cascades Institute
Forest School: Ecosystem Exploration for Bellingham Public School 3rd Graders

At Forest School, students from all 14 Bellingham elementary schools spend the day outdoors. Forest School fosters empathy for other living beings and helps students better understand the human role as a part of—not separate from—the natural world. This curriculum encourages students to make connections between an individual species, other plants and animals it is connected to, and the larger habitat it is situated within.
Requested
10,000.00
Funded
0.00
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Pickford Film Center
Media Literacy for Public Schools 2020-21

Pickford Film Center requests funds to hire a Media Literacy education specialist to help lead our efforts to shape and build a new program that takes Media Literacy workshops, at no cost, to public schools county-wide. Our program will help students learn to separate facts from opinion, whether in social media, film, videos or public service announcements, to protect themselves from coercion, understand what elements and skills go into making media, and what constitutes well-made media.
Requested
10,000.00
Funded
0.00
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Social Alliance for A Vibrant Economy
Kids Biz Club

Kids Biz Club teaches the financial literacy and technology skills needed to start a business. Students learn how businesses help communities thrive, then write a business plan for a business, developing a website that is presented to community members, mentors, and parents for feedback.
Requested
10,000.00
Funded
0.00
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Whatcom Community College Foundation
Junior Orca Academy pilot program serving disadvantaged students in 4th and 5th grades

The proposed Junior Orca Academy at WCC will pilot a two- or three-week summer learning experience for historically underserved students of color from Whatcom County in 4th and 5th grades. This fun, challenging program will help prevent summer learning loss (aka “summer melt”) for students in need.
Requested
10,000.00
Funded
0.00
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Whatcom Intergenerational High School
Beyond Epistemicide: Toward knowledge democracy

Beyond Epistemicide: Toward knowledge democracy, is a project designed with teachers and elders to develop curriculum that balances Indigenous and Western knowledge. WA state mandates that all public schools teach Since Time Immemorial curriculum and this project creates progress for Whatcom Co.
Requested
10,000.00
Funded
0.00
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Environment

Habitat for Humanity in Whatcom County
Take a leadership role in researching options to achieve residential energy efficiency in support of Bellingham's Climate Action Plan.

The City of Bellingham, through the Climate Action Task Force, has set aggressive renewable energy goals to be achieved by 2035 for all homeowners. HFHWC is both committed and well positioned to take a leadership role in achieving energy efficiency for Bellingham and Whatcom County homeowners.
Requested
10,000.00
Funded
0.00
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Nooksack Salmon Enhancement Association
Habitat Restoration Tours

A series of 4-hour shuttle tours of NSEA's newly restored and historic habitat restoration sites across Whatcom County. Hosted by NSEA staff, with participation from landowners and partners, participants learn together with a behind the scenes look into several salmon habitat improvement projects.
Requested
8,000.00
Funded
0.00
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Northwest Therapeutic Riding Center
Sound Horsekeeping

The Sound Horsekeeping program will teach environmental stewardship & sustainable horsekeeping practices to NWTRC participants and volunteers within our 7-week lesson sessions in 2020. Topics include herd health, protecting waterways, mud reduction, pasture improvement & manure management.
Requested
9,000.00
Funded
0.00
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  RE Sources
Cafeteria to Garden: Reducing Waste, Teaching Stewardship, Growing Food, and Tackling Hunger

RE Sources plans to design and install cafeteria food recovery and waste stations in 4 Bellingham schools. Our aim is to increase food recovery, feed hungry students, reduce food waste, replenish nutrients in school gardens, and empower students & staff to be more responsible stewards of the earth.
Requested
10,000.00
Funded
10,000.00
Fully
Funded!
Whatcom Land Trust
California Creek Estuary Community Education & Outreach Program

The California Creek Estuary Park Community Education & Outreach Program will enhance the neighborliness, public safety & access, recreation and conservation value of this future park for the Blaine/Birch Bay community and its visitors.
Requested
10,000.00
Funded
10,000.00
Fully
Funded!
Whatcom Land Trust
Love This Land Interpretive Signage Collaboration

In collaboration with nonprofit, public and tribal partners, this project will increase access, improve public safety and back-country etiquette, and enhance wildlife and recreation experiences for youth & families throughout 15 Land Trust properties and public parks.
Requested
10,000.00
Funded
0.00
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Health & Wellness

Bellingham Bay Community Boating Center
The Community Boating Center’s pilot program – “Family Discovery Camp on Bellingham Bay “

Our program is designed to open pathways onto marine recreational activities for underserved families with children. Over four, full-day sessions, family groups learn the basics of kayaking, sailing, water safety, marine stewardship, while focusing on supporting each other as a team to learn skills.
Requested
5,900.00
Funded
0.00
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Bellingham Mountain Rescue Council
Bellingham Mountain Rescue Public Outreach & Signage Campaign

BMRC will undertake a public outreach campaign to improve safety and access to the outdoors with two different components. The first component is to provide safety education to the public at classes to prevent common rescue scenarios. The second is educational safety signage at busy trail heads.
Requested
5,000.00
Funded
0.00
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  Cascade Medical Advantage
Opioid Dependance Recovery Peer Counselor

Cascade Medical Advantage is a local non-profit agency working to address our community's opioid epidemic. This funding will create a peer counselor position to build relationships with high-risk under-served people who are addicted and lack support, to help connect them with community resources.
Requested
10,000.00
Funded
0.00
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Empowerment Through Connection dba NW Hearts Foundation
Bright Futures Project

NW Hearts United’s Bright Futures Project is a comprehensive series of equine facilitated mental health and educational programs building strong support systems for area youth and their families through an intensive, individualized healing and learning process.
Requested
10,000.00
Funded
0.00
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Feet First
Walk with Ease Bellingham

Walk with Ease is a community-based walking program developed by the Arthritis Foundation geared towards adults with arthritis or other chronic conditions who want to introduce walking into their lifestyle.
Requested
9,735.00
Funded
0.00
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Lydia Place
Centering Pregnancy

Centering Pregnancy is a model of group care combining prenatal visits, pregnancy and childbirth education and a supportive network of peers. At Lydia Place, we address some of the issues leading to poor birth outcomes among women who have experienced homelessness in a warm and caring environment.
Requested
10,000.00
Funded
0.00
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Max Higbee Center
Recreation, Socialization, Health and Life Skills Program Expansion for Individuals with Disabilities to Meet an Unprecedented Need for Services

As Max Higbee Center moves to a larger downtown facility to eliminate waiting lists, it must restructure and expand all programs for people with developmental disabilities to accommodate unprecedented growth, meet a critical community need and support their inclusion, dignity, safety and wellbeing.
Requested
10,000.00
Funded
0.00
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NAMI of Whatcom County
NAMI Whatcom Community Education

NAMI Whatcom offers free monthly community educational events with varying topics to educate the community on all aspects of mental illness. Professional speakers from the mental health community offer their expertise by answering questions and defining the various topics. Community education can help to reduce stigma surrounding mental health conditions and promote a positive mental health environment.
Requested
5,800.00
Funded
0.00
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  Needs of the Community Society
Camp Without Borders Adaptive San Juan Islands Trip!

On August 20-23rd, 2020 our program Camp Without Borders will be embarking on an accessible four day trip to the San Juan Islands with 9 participants (5 young adults 18-35 with medical illnesses and disabilities and 4 volunteers) for local Whatcom County individuals.
Requested
7,265.00
Funded
0.00
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Shifting Gears
Celebratory Suffragist Relay Ride

A Century Road Ride Relay brought to you by Shifting Gears that celebrates the Centennial of the Women’s Suffrage Movement and creates a welcoming opportunity for womxn and their allies to achieve their first century ride, or at the very least, ride the longest distance they possibly can.
Requested
4,700.00
Funded
0.00
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  Special Olympics Washington
Sports & Health for the Intellectually Disabled

Special Olympics Washington is the leader in sports, health, and community building, empowering children and adults with intellectual disabilities to be valued on and off the playing field. We are a catalyst for inclusion. No athlete is ever charged for participation; sports training begins at age 7 and has no upper age limit.
Requested
5,000.00
Funded
0.00
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Unity Care Northwest
Whatcom Veggie Rx Program

What you eat and how you feel go hand-in-hand. Eating right is the first step to having better health. The Whatcom Veggie Rx program helps individuals in poverty, who are struggling with a health condition, access and learn how to utilize fruits and vegetables to live a healthier more vibrant life.
Requested
10,000.00
Funded
10,000.00
Fully
Funded!
Whatcom Rowing Association
Bellingham Erg Ed

WRA is launching a program called Erg Ed, adding indoor rowing to the physical education curriculum in Whatcom County. Partnered with Bellingham Public Schools, WRA will introduce middle school students to rowing and build new skills that support lifelong health and wellness.
Requested
10,000.00
Funded
0.00
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Human Services

Allied Arts of Whatcom County
Empty Bowls
Fiscal Sponsorship for Whatcom Artists of Clay and Kiln

Empty bowls is a fundraiser to promote hunger awareness in Bellingham. Our local group of potters supplies handmade bowls, local restaurants then supply soup and bread. The proceeds go to Maple Alley Inn and the Food Bank.
Requested
2,500.00
Funded
0.00
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Brigid Collins House
Parenting Academy: Parenting Support for Low-Income Families

The Parenting Academy will partner with community organizations to bring parenting education to families experiencing homelessness or are low-income out in the community, where families are located; making high-quality, evidence-based parenting support accessible to everyone in Whatcom County.
Requested
9,900.00
Funded
0.00
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Calvary Creekside
Open Hands Calvary Creekside

Open Hands exists to eliminate hunger among elementary school children in Whatcom County. Open Hands provides non-perishable and easy-to-prepare food on weekends. During the school year, students receive a bag of food containing two breakfasts, three lunch/dinner meals and two small snacks.
Requested
10,000.00
Funded
0.00
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Compass Health
Whatcom County CORS (Community Outreach and Recovery Support Teams)

The CORS team functions as a specialty outreach program providing mental health services to meet the needs of people who are experiencing homeless or housing instability due to mental health symptoms. Services are available to any person in Whatcom County who meet program criteria.
Requested
10,000.00
Funded
0.00
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  Dollar for Portland
Debt Forgiveness

Our biggest effort is expressed in our Debt Forgiveness program, in which we enforce the hospital's Charity Care policies and help hundreds of families have their medical debt relieved. A medical crisis shouldn't mean a financial crisis as well, and Dollar For is committed to making that the norm.
Requested
10,000.00
Funded
0.00
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Kulshan Community Land Trust
Capacity Building with HomeKeeper

We will increase capacity by adopting a new database, called HomeKeeper, that focuses on the needs of CLTs, to track our properties, our down payment assistance funding, operational funding, participation in our educational programs, and to automate our application process.
Requested
6,200.00
Funded
0.00
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Northwest Youth Services
The Ground Floor Day-Use Center

The Ground Floor provides a low-barrier space for youth, ages 13-24, who are experiencing homelessness or housing instability. Up to 280 youth will receive intervention-type services such as showers, quiet rooms, hygiene kits, computer access, laundry, and community referrals.
Requested
10,000.00
Funded
0.00
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Our Treehouse
Anticipatory Grief Program for Families facing an Advanced Serious Illness

Funds from Whatcom Community Foundation will allow Our TreeHouse to partner with Whatcom Hospice to provide no-cost, bi-monthly support groups for families anticipating a death. Your support will have a tremendous impact as families navigate the difficult journey of a loved one's impending death.
Requested
9,795.00
Funded
0.00
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Rebound Of Whatcom County
Family Advocacy Program

Family Advocacy strengthens connections with families we serve, providing a single access point between Rebound offerings, other social services, state agencies, schools, and churches. Our Program allows Rebound to focus on family support, meeting each family’s unique and ever changing needs.
Requested
10,000.00
Funded
0.00
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The Whatcom Dream
Spanish Language Financial Literacy Programming

To provide Spanish language Financial Literacy courses in Bellingham and north Whatcom County to low-income immigrant and minority families and to expand our core offerings to three new communities (Birch Bay/Blaine, Ferndale and Kendall). Our mission is to create poverty-reducing pathways for Whatcom County residents to discover their dreams and achieve their full potential. We envision a community where marginalized individuals are valued contributors and feel accepted, understood, connected and needed as they progress toward financial self-sufficiency.
Requested
5,000.00
Funded
0.00
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Youth

Animals as Natural Therapy
Bridges Program

Animals as Natural Therapy is expanding our BRIDGES program to serve children at the Whatcom Discovery Center through Education Service District 189. The BRIDGES program was originally initiated by a Bellingham School District special education teacher for ‘troubled and troubling’ youth in 2008.
Requested
8,076.00
Funded
0.00
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Bayside Sensory Play
Bayside Sensory Play

Bellingham needs a sensory gym for children with special needs to provide a safe space for specially-designed activities, support, education, and resources to all families, including those who are on (long) waiting lists to access services, as well as a central resource area for service providers.
Requested
10,000.00
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Blaine School District
Increasing mental health services for students and families in the Blaine School District

Provide school based mental health counseling to students and families in the Blaine School District who have experienced significant risk factors, demonstrated mental health need and have no access to mental health services in the community. Students who have participated in these services in the past report increased feelings of hope and an increased ability to engage fully in their lives.
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10,000.00
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  Hillcrest Chapel
Royal Family Kids Bellingham

Bellingham Royal Family Kids is a one week overnight camp followed by a year-long mentorship program designed to meet some of the unique and overwhelming needs of abused, abandoned and neglected children in Whatcom County. We will celebrate our 27th year of camp this summer, making a difference!
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4,500.00
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Teach 1 to Lead 1
Teach One to Lead One

Teach One to Lead One (T1L1) is a community mentorship program that teaches universal principles to lead at- risk kids into a life of purpose and potential.
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10,000.00
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Whatcom Dispute Resolution Center
Youth Restorative Justice Feasibility Project

The Whatcom Dispute Resolution Center will complete a one-year feasibility study exploring how we could, in collaboration with our partners, use restorative justice to help youth exiting Juvenile Detention transition smoothly, build and maintain healthy relationships, and avoid recidivism.
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9,169.00
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Whatcom Family Y M C A
Y Adventure School: Education Beyond the Classroom

For 29 years, the Whatcom Family YMCA's Y Adventure School (YAS) has ignited enthusiasm for learning and instilled positive self-esteem in at-risk Whatcom County teens through dynamic outdoor education and group exercises.
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10,000.00
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WMBC - Whatcom Mountain Bike Coalition
WMBC/Vamos Outdoors After School Mountain Bike Program

Whatcom Mountain Bike Coalition/Vamos Outdoor Project Mountain Biking After School Program-Weekly After School Mountain Biking program for under-served youth, ELL/ Latinx populations in Whatcom County focusing on Mountain Biking on Galbraith Mountain.
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10,000.00
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0.00
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