More than $2.6 million raised for our community, giving is still vital
The Chuckanut Health Foundation, United Way of Whatcom County, and Whatcom Community Foundation have come together to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic with philanthropic resources. As of August 4, 2020, the Whatcom Center for Philanthropy (WCP) partners have raised $2.6 million to address the Covid-19 crisis, and have granted more than $2 million to support Whatcom County’s nonprofit community response.
Grants are made by the WCP partners on a rolling basis as needs and impacts are continually assessed. As the scope and scale of this crisis unfolds, we are seeing eleven key areas of community concerns and emerging needs. We are committed to collaboratively reviewing community needs and making funding commitments. As needs and impacts evolve and as fundraising continues, additional support will be provided to community partners.
To learn more about giving options to aid the local COVID-19 response, go to:
- Emergency Recovery Fund: COVID-19 at the United Way of Whatcom County
- The Resilience Fund at the Whatcom Community Foundation (A partnership between the Lhaq’temish Foundation and the Whatcom Community Foundation)
- Covid-19 Relief and Response Fund at the Chuckanut Health Foundation
The Whatcom Center for Philanthropy is an unprecedented venture between the Chuckanut Health Foundation, United Way of Whatcom County and the Whatcom Community Foundation.
While these three philanthropic organizations have always collaborated closely, this new arrangement opens up opportunities to work together in new and different ways to better serve and support all of our Whatcom County neighbors.
While each organization has its own suite of offices, they share meeting rooms and other spaces, creating an environment where connections are made, ideas are shared and great things can happen.