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Recent Grantees

INVESTING IN THE IMPORTANT WORK OF COMMUNITY PARTNERS HELPS OUR COMMUNITY TO FLOURISH

RECENT PROJECT NEIGHBORLY GRANTEES

RECENT FUND FOR WHATCOM COUNTY GRANTEES

RECENT YOUTH PHILANTHROPY PROJECT GRANTEES

RESILIENCE FUND GRANTEES

So far, we’ve deployed more than $1.9 million to address urgent crisis impacts.  We are grateful to live in a place with strong community partners that stepped up and pivoted services to meet the dual disasters of a pandemic and economic crisis. Grant funding supported their exceptionally rapid and caring responses here in Whatcom County, including:

Food Security- Alleviating hunger, increasing local food supply and addressing access to healthy food  
Food Banks/Pantries: Bellingham, Blaine, Ferndale, Project Hope, Salvation Army, and Nooksack Valley
Common Threads Farm
Whatcom County Council on Aging

Housing – Stable, safe, supportive housing for people in crisis or facing financial hardship 
Interfaith Coalition
Lydia Place
Mercy Housing Northwest
Northwest Youth Services
YWCA Bellingham
Real Change for Whatcom County

Mental and Physical Health – Affordable, accessible, safe, and comprehensive care during COVID-19 and beyond 
Compass Health
Lifeline Connections
SeaMar Community Health Center
Unity Care Northwest
Alzheimer Society of Washington/Dementia Northwest
ARC of Whatcom County
Max Higbee Center
Pioneer Human Services
Hearing Speech and Deaf Center
Whatcom Family and Community Network

Essential Workers – Assisting farmworkers in meeting housing, safety, health, food and basic needs 
Institute for Washington’s Future/Community to Community Development
Catholic Community Services
Washington Immigration Solidarity Network
Colectiva Legal Del Pueblo

Safety, Violence and Abuse Prevention – Preventing violence, addressing conflict, and providing resources, referrals and assistance during crisis 
Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault Services
Law Advocates
Whatcom Dispute Resolution Center
Brigid Collins House
Office Moms and Dads

Economic, Employment and Education Supports – Addressing growing barriers and stresses of students, workers, businesses and job-seekers  
Downtown Bellingham Partnership
Seattle Goodwill Industries
Whatcom Literacy Council
Northwest Alliance for College Access/Futures Northwest
Ferndale Community Service Cooperative
Learning Assistance Program through Lummi Youth Academy

Childcare – Safe, caring, supportive learning and engagement for our younger community members 
Bellingham Childcare & Learning Center
Whatcom Center for Early Learning
Whatcom Family YMCA
Opportunity Council
Whatcom Coalition for Environmental Education in partnership with Blaine, Mt. Baker and Bellingham Public School Districts


“It was a privilege working with the Community Foundation on the Ferndale Library project. Not only did they bring financial resources and philanthropic expertise to the table—they also came with the creativity and collaborative spirit that are essential to the success of complex community projects like our library.

—NORINE AMEND Chair, Friends of the Ferndale Library