News and Announcements

News & Announcements

Chuckanut Health Foundation Announces Nursing Scholarship Opportunities: Deadline May 20, 2017
Chuckanut Health Foundation is now accepting applications for the Lois Jean Roberts Nursing Scholarship which is available to students who are Whatcom County residents or who have graduated from a Whatcom County high school and have been accepted into a qualified nursing program at Whatcom Community College; Bellingham Technical College, Western Washington University or Skagit Valley College.  These scholarships honor the life of Lois Jean Roberts, a Registered Nurse, who died in 1992.  The scholarship grant is $1,500 per year and may be renewed up to three additional years, based upon continued success in a course of study leading to licensure as a RN, BSN or advanced education degree. The deadline for submission of application materials for the 2017-18 academic year is May 20, 2017.

Since 1993, over 130 students have received in excess of $345,000.00 in nursing scholarship awards.

For further information, to download the application or review the award criteria visit, click here.

Chuckanut Health Foundation Awards $400,000 in Grants to 20 Whatcom Nonprofit Organizations. Next Grant Deadline October 1.
Chuckanut Health Foundation (CHF), the only organization in Whatcom County focused exclusively on investing to strengthen and advance individual and community health, recently awarded $397,000 in grants to 20 local nonprofits.

Chuckanut Health Foundation Awards $19,500 In Scholarships To 13 Nursing Students
Chuckanut Health Foundation (CHF) awarded nine scholarships and three grants totaling $19,500 to 13 local nursing students this month.
“We have an outstanding group of scholarship recipients again this year, juggling school, work, family and volunteer activities, while achieving impressive grades in their nursing studies,” Sue Sharpe, Executive Director, CHF, said.

Three Local Philanthropic Organizations to Co-Locate at Washington Federal’s Regional Headquarters in Bellingham
Thanks to the support and creative thinking from Washington Federal Bank, three leading philanthropic organizations in Whatcom County will co-locate in the Bank’s Bellingham regional headquarters this fall.

St. Luke’s Foundation Changes Name to Chuckanut Health Foundation
In order to better reflect the work we do and why we do it, we have changed our name. Our name may have changed, but our mission, vision and values remain the same.

Outstanding Washington state philanthropists honored at 25th Anniversary National Philan-thropy Day luncheon
Six outstanding philanthropists were recognized at Association of Fundraising Professional’s 25th National Philanthropy Day luncheon. Two of the six hailed from Whatcom county.

St. Luke’s Foundation Announces Nursing Scholarship Awards and Over $390,000 in Grants in 2013
The St. Luke’s Foundation, SLF, granted over $390,000 to health-related projects in Whatcom County in 2013 with the addition of 22 new awards this summer.

2012 Announcements & Awards
2012 was a busy year for the Foundation. We brought on new board members and awarded almost $400,000 in grant awards.

St. Luke’s Foundation Awards Over $200,000 in 2011
SLF Board of Directors approved $60,000 for Whatcom Alliance for Healthcare Access. Next application deadline October 1, 2011.