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Author: Rachel Myers

WCF / Articles posted by Rachel Myers

Are you, or someone you know, passionate about inclusive prosperity? Are you committed to helping create a Whatcom County where everyone thrives? If so, consider joining our dynamic mission-oriented team. We are hiring for two essential positions: Operations Associate The Foundation’s Operations Associate is an essential role to the success of the organization. This position ensures office technology,...

It’s already May! Spring is definitely in the air. While there is still much work to be done on just about every front, within that work lies possibility and hope for defining a new and better normal for our community. Here’s a peek at what we know right now, the questions we’re asking, and what’s...

The family and friends of Lynn Heimsoth, the Sunnyland principal who was fatally shot, along with her therapy dog Sukha, in her home last December have established the Lynn Heimsoth Memorial Scholarship here at the Community Foundation. In memory of her drive for social justice and a strong belief in all students having the opportunity for higher education,...

What if we could ensure a market for local farmers and feed our food-insecure neighbors in one program? That’s the Farm-to-Freezer project in a nutshell, and it’s just one idea cooking in the Food Security Task Force, convened in late March by the Community Foundation at the request of Whatcom Unified Command. While the focus is...

We’re late. The racism that has played out in our local communities and across the U.S. in brazen as well as invisible ways has been at play for centuries. When your vision is “everyone who lives here thrives,” your commitment to that vision must be visible, audible and palpable. While I believe that the Community...

Extraordinary. That word – with all its positive and negative connotations – keeps popping up in conversation. In the positive column, thanks to people like you making generous gifts to the Resilience Fund, more than $550,000 is now in the hands of more than 20 nonprofit partners working hard and working creatively to address the many...