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

Mother and child place their order at the Common Threads food truck in Deming, WA.


Our Youth Philanthropy Team is accepting applications for its 2024 grant round, focused on efforts addressing youth mental health and youth homelessness. Applications due by 4pm on February 9.


Project Neighborly
Up to $5,000 for projects that develop a sense of community and promote neighborliness throughout the rural and urban areas of Whatcom County. Opens March 1.
Learn more about Project Neighborly 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 connect with WCF >

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