Philanthropy

CHF is Now Accepting Grant Applications Due by October 1st

We are currently accepting grant applications for our October 1st grant cycle. We seek proposals for projects and programs which benefit the people of Whatcom County and show active partnerships with other organizations on an identified community health need that leverages the impact of our support. If your organization is interested in applying for a major or strategic impact grant, please submit a letter of inquiry outlining the basic proposal (one page) to Sue Sharpe by September 20th, 2017. If there is mutual interest in pursuing the proposal, completion of a formal grant request will be recommended. The following are a few examples of programs and projects that have made a meaningful impact: support grieving children, teens and families, housing for homeless youth, end-of-life caregiver support, avalanche safety equipment, opiate abuse prevention education materials, and school drop-out prevention programs. For more information on grants awarded during our April grant cycle visit […]

CHF Awards $258,00 to Fourteen Local Nonprofits

A total of $258,000 was awarded to fourteen local nonprofits as a part of CHF’s April 1st grant cycle. Grant recipients were selected due to the vital services they provide that strengthen and advance individual and community health throughout Whatcom County. Interfaith Coalition received a $20,000 matching grant to support Family Promise, a shelter and support program for local families who are experiencing homelessness. The Coalition’s vision is a community of many faiths working together to eliminate homelessness and poverty in Whatcom County, to fill gaps in human services and to meet housing and other needs of marginalized people. Family Promise is a national network committed to addressing the needs of a growing number of families experiencing homelessness and the factors that perpetuate poverty. The Family Promise model is active in 200 communities. The grant awarded supports Interfaith Coalition’s goal of establishing a day center for up to 14 family […]

Dear Friends

In 2015 and 2016, Chuckanut Health Foundation invested more than $800,000 to advance the critical health needs of our community. This Annual Report highlights some of the programs and partners that strengthen and advance community health. By joining us in this work you are supporting: Healthy, Children, Youth & Families – Because our future depends on it; Healthy Living Grants – Even small lifestyle changes make a lifelong difference; Healthy Aging Initiatives – Because we all deserve aging options that support our independence, health and wellbeing; Community Emergency Service Response – Because being prepared can’t wait; Health Services Access & Capacity and Health Education & Scholarships – So caring professionals are there for you, your family and your community We are inspired by the programs and partners in our community that we work with daily to achieve a healthier Whatcom County and are grateful for the the friends and supporters […]