BY ACTIVELY ENGAGING IN AND WITH LOCAL COMMUNITIIES, THE WHATCOM COMMUNITY FOUNDATION BUILDS STRONG RELATIONSHIPS, CULTIVATES EMPATHY, AND CONTRIBUTES TO WHATCOM COUNTY'S COLLECTIVE WELL-BEING.
WHAT WOULD IT TAKE FOR EVERYONE WHO LIVES HERE TO THRIVE?
COMMUNITY CONNECTION PLAYS A VITAL ROLE IN FOSTERING A SENSE OF BELONGING.
BY EMBRACING AND UPHOLDING OUR VALUES, THE COMMUNITY FOUNDATION CAN CREATE A RIPPLE EFFECT OF POSITIVE CHANGE.
OUR VALUES SERVE AS GUIDING PRINCIPLES THAT SHAPE OUR THINKING, DECISIONS, AND ACTIONS.
Mission Alignment: Our values help the Community Foundation define what is truly important. When our actions align with our values and support our mission, the Community Foundation is able to support the community as a whole with authenticity.
Ethical Compass: Our values provide a moral compass that guides our behavior. They help us make ethical decisions and navigate complex situations with integrity. Values guide us in treating others with respect, fairness, and compassion.
Decision Making: Our values serve as decision-making criteria. When faced with choices or dilemmas, we can refer to our values to evaluate options and make choices that are in line with our principles. Values provide clarity and direction, enabling us to make choices that align with our long-term goals and vision for Whatcom County.
Relationships and Community: Our values form the foundation of healthy relationships and communities. When shared values are present, it fosters understanding, trust, and cooperation among individuals. Values help us connect with others, creating a sense of belonging and shared purpose.
Growth and Resilience: Our values act as motivators for growth and development. They inspire WCF to set goals, overcome challenges, and strive for excellence. When faced with adversity, our values can provide the strength and resilience needed to persevere and bounce back.
Organizational Culture: Our values are crucial in shaping the culture of the Whatcom Community Foundation. When shared values are embedded in the fabric of an organization, it creates a sense of identity, unity, and common purpose among its members. Values guide decision-making, behavior, and interactions within the organization, fostering a positive and inclusive environment.