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Whatcom Community Foundation

Whatcom Community Foundation

We believe that Giving Here Matters - Our mission is to enhance philanthropy to strengthen Whatcom County by linking people who care with causes that matter. Whether responding to long-term challenges, providing support in a moment of crisis or helping to realize new community dreams and projects, we are grateful to be partnering with you as a donor, a grantee, as a funder or as a leader.

1500 Cornwall Avenue, Ste 202
Bellingham, WA 98225


Missy Belles
Direct line: (360) 671-6463
Fax: (360) 671-6437


Associations, Networks, & Other Groups

Educational Programs & Resource Centers

  • Resource center
  • Seminars/workshops/trainings

About Whatcom Community Foundation

The Whatcom Community Foundation provides grants, technical assistance, training, and other capacity building activities for local nonprofits, in part through the Whatcom Council of Nonprofits (WCN).

WCN is one of the Foundation's programs that is designed to build relationships, share resources, and communicate the vital roles of nonprofit organizations in Whatcom County.

WCN's vision for the future is that all Whatcom County nonprofits will be healthy and vibrant organizations. They will work collaboratively to increase their capacity to improve the quality of life in Whatcom County. Nonprofits will be recognized as vital partners with government and business to create and sustain economic prosperity, community health and civic engagement.

Background Info.

Subsector Experience

  • Nonprofit sector issues
  • Philanthropy

Fee Structure

  • Other: Depends on service

Professional Affiliations / Licenses

  • Community Foundation National Standards
  • Council on Foundations
  • Philanthropy Northwest

County Availability

  • Whatcom