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Generosity is transformative.
By connecting people, ideas and resources—
we’re investing in a brighter future for Whatcom County.


The 2024 Project Neighborly Grants were announced this week - with nearly $173,000 in funding to 36 projects designed to unite and connect neighbors throughout Whatcom County!


We are thrilled to be launching the Washington Center for Employee Ownership this Summer in Whatcom County! We are looking to hire the Center’s founding Director to help make this dream a reality.
Learn more about WACEO and the job opening here>

What is a community foundation?

Our work isn’t rocket science.
But it might be more powerful!
Watch this short video to see what we do and how.

Be a change maker!

Whether you want to learn more about key issues facing the community, get involved with a nonprofit board, open a fund or explore ways to strengthen our community through giving, you’re part of the change you want to see in Whatcom County.
Discover all the ways to be a change maker >

Reach out and say hello.

Ask us anything! Email, reach us by phone at 360.671.6463, or drop by the office — we’re part of the Whatcom Center for Philanthropy, located at 1500 Cornwall, Suite 202, Bellingham, WA, 98225.

What did your dollars accomplish in 2023?

$5+ million in grants to nonprofits partners working to improve food security, housing access, environmental and human health, education and so much more. Your gifts also helped build the first phase of a groundbreaking community benefit project, expand the childhood savings program, and incubate a statewide employee ownership center in our region.
See all the numbers here >

$ 8.5 million

deployed in the community