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Why Partner with Whatcom Community Foundation?

Partnering with the Foundation can be a very effective way to make your philanthropy reach as far as possible to support our community. Giving through the Foundation is often much easier for donors than setting up a private foundation and there are many benefits to pooling your funds with other philanthropists. Benefits of partnership include:

LOCAL
We are an organization with deep roots in Whatcom County communities with the involvement of many local leaders.

BROAD EXPERTISE
We boast professional staff with a great deal of experience regarding our community issues, needs and opportunities.

PERSONALIZED SERVICE
We provide services that are highly tailored to each donor’s charitable and financial interests.

MULTIPLY THE IMPACT
We help to maximize gifts by pooling them with other contributions and grants.

DIVERSE FUND TYPES
We offer choices to help people invest in the causes they care about most in the way that best suits their goals and objectives.

ENDOWMENT FUNDS
We can help you build permanent endowed funds that benefit the community forever and create personal legacies.

VARIETY OF ASSETS
We are able to accept different kinds of assets and can facilitate even the most complex forms of giving.

PROFESSIONAL ADVISORS
We have relationships with professionals in the fields of financial management, estate planning and philanthropy to create highly effective approaches to charitable giving.

MAXIMUM TAX ADVANTAGE
We offer you the ability to take advantage of state and federal tax laws.