In a great place at a great time

The Whatcom Community Foundation is a public charitable organization created to enrich the quality of life for all residents of Whatcom County, Washington. We are both a grantmaker and a vehicle for donors to accomplish their philanthropic dreams.

Our Mission:
Enhancing philanthropy to strengthen Whatcom County by linking people who care with causes that matter

This website is about you, our community of donors, grantees and community partners. Whether responding to long-term challenges, providing support in a moment of crisis or helping to realize new community dreams and projects, we are proud to be partnering with you and serving Whatcom County. You make this work possible by bringing the best of yourselves to our community. We could not succeed without the support and partnership of everyone who has shared their time, financial support, creativity and ideas to help us invest in Whatcom County.

The Foundation was founded in 1996 to attract, manage and distribute the income from gifts of capital for building our community. We are an essential vehicle through which individuals, businesses, nonprofit organizations, and private foundations can more effectively support non-profit organizations throughout Whatcom County. People give to and through the Whatcom Community Foundation; they give to efforts we initiate directly addressing community issues and opportunities, and through us to support human services, environmental preservation, arts and culture and much more.

We invite you to navigate through this website and discover how the Foundation works to build community in Whatcom County.