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

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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