CHF Announces $201,790 in Grants to Ten Local Nonprofit Organizations


Awards made from Chuckanut Health Foundation’s October 1st, 2017 grant cycle mean thousands of people in Whatcom County will benefit from needed services through these local partner organizations.

 Animals as Natural Therapy: $9,200 to assist in purchasing a van for their MOBILE project

 Medical Terms International: $10,000 to support funding eight mobile dental clinics in rural Whatcom County

 Shriners Hospitals: $5,000 to support their Bellingham Outreach clinic. Whatcom Community Foundation and Washington Federal Bank each are also investing $5,000. To learn more read Whatcom Community Foundation’s blog post Local partnership brings Shriners Outreach Clinic to Whatcom County Families.

 Rebound of Whatcom County: $20,000 to expand the Nooksack Valley Roots Family Enrichment Programs

 Lydia Place: $18,000 to expand parenting services, including launching their clinical mental health program

 Health Ministries Network: $20,000 to support their work with local congregations on care transitions and palliative care.

 Whatcom Alliance for Health Advancement: $10,000 to further the Advanced Care Planning program.

 Whatcom Rowing Association: $1,500 as a matching fund

 Our Treehouse: $3,000 as a matching fund

 Kornerstone Kids: $70,000 to expand their capacity and support additional providers

 Whatcom Alliance for Health Advancement: $35,000 to support their Community Health Worker program

In 2017, Chuckanut Health Foundation awarded over $450,000 to services and programs that improve the health and well being of our community.

The next application deadlines is April 1, 2018. Mini grants of $1,500 or less are considered throughout the year. For information on grant applications, see here or call 671.3349.

The Eleanor and Henry Jansen Foundation, a supporting organization of CHF, also accepts grant applications through CHF four times a year.

Heather Flaherty