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Whatcom Community Foundation

Bellingham, WA | https://www.whatcomcf.org/
Joined in March 2020

About Us

The Whatcom Community Foundation is on a mission to amplify the force of philanthropy - by connecting people, ideas and resources - so that communities flourish. We work in the areas of affordable housing, economic development, food and agriculture, environment, health and wellness, education, arts and culture, building community and nonprofit capacity building. We serve all of Whatcom County, located in the northwest corner of Washington state. Our vision is that everyone who lives here thrives. The Community Foundation is a complex organization serving a variety of communities in a predominantly rural county. We advance our mission through five strategies: 

  • Community Partnerships 
  • Putting Dollars to Work (grantmaking, impact investing and scholarships) 
  • Strengthening Nonprofits 
  • Helping Donors Make a Difference 
  • Advocating for Equity 

Our Culture 

We value relationships, equity, diversity,inclusion, curiosity, integrity, creativity, stewardship and courage. We are responsible risk takers in pursuit of making life in the many communities of Whatcom County better for everyone. We keep communities' aspirations at the center of our work and strive to create an environment that utilizes community members' knowledge, skills, expertise and passion. 

Equal Opportunity Employer 

Whatcom Community Foundation is committed to the principles of equal employment opportunity and compliance with all federal, state and local laws concerning employment discrimination, including the Americans with Disabilities Act. To this end, the Community Foundation ensures equal opportunity to all employees and applicants regardless of race, color, age, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, marital status, national origin or ancestry, citizenship, lawful alien status, physical, mental, and medical disability, veteran status or liability for service in the United States Armed Forces. 

The Whatcom Community Foundation is on a mission to amplify the force of philanthropy - by connecting people, ideas and resources - so that communities flourish. We work in the areas of affordable housing, economic development, food and…

Issue Areas Include

  • Civic Engagement
  • Economic Development
  • Environment & Sustainability
  • Housing & Homelessness
  • Philanthropy

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