Our Programs

Our intention is for the impact of our work to go far beyond the grants. We are fortunate to have a number of initiatives and programs that we manage in service to the mission of the organization and in support of creating a vibrant community where every child gets a healthy start and every person receives the care they need throughout their lifetime.


We provide direct financial support in the form of grants to non-profit organizations who are doing work to create, invest, and advance individual and community health in Whatcom County.

Two grant rounds are held each year; one in April, one in October.

For more details on applying, click link here.


Fiscal Sponsorship

The Foundation is proud to have been a sponsor for a number of campaigns in the community, including providing fiscal sponsorship for the Whatcom Hospice House, Meals on Wheels, and Our Treehouse (in the past) and Health Ministries Network. Chuckanut is proud to partner with non-profits and other foundations to leverage resources and make bigger impact together.


The Lois Jean Roberts Nursing Scholarship Program was established in memory of Lois Jean Roberts, wife of James Roberts, St. Luke’s Foundation Executive Director from 1983 – 1996 with the intention to promote and expand opportunities for students to attend and complete their nursing education.

Applications are accepted April through May every year.

Laurendeau Cancer Care Fund

Founded in 1980, the Laurendeau Cancer Care Fund is named after Dr. Theresa Laurendeau, a retired Bellingham Pathologist. She provided the foundation’s initial funding which has assisted over 500 Whatcom County cancer patients in paying for medical expenses who aren’t eligible for public assistance or have limited resources.