Whatcom Community Foundation recognized

The Whatcom Community Foundation earned spots on two community foundation top 100 lists released June 9. Out of more than 700 community foundations in the United States, the Whatcom Community Foundation ranked sixth on the list of most active grant makers and 75th on the list of most gifts per capita.

“These rankings are evidence that our community and our community foundation have a bias for action: we put a greater percentage of our funds to work each year than many of our peers. The gifts per capita ranking speaks volumes about the generosity of our donor community,” president and CEO Mauri Ingram said in a press release.

In 2010 the foundation awarded 310 grants in excess of $1.4 million to 127 nonprofit organizations that serve residents of Whatcom County. The foundation also received 838 gifts totaling more than $5.2 million and created 14 new funds.

For more information, call (360) 671-6463 or visit www.whatcomcf.org.

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