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Great Things Are Happening at Whatcom!

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Mission Statement

The WCC Foundation
exists to strengthen
the educational
opportunities at
Whatcom Community
College by providing
student scholarships,
supporting faculty and
staff development, and
assisting with key
College initiatives.



Transforming lives through education..

The Whatcom Community College Foundation is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization with a mission to strengthen educational opportunities at Whatcom Community College by providing student scholarships, supporting key College programs, and supporting faculty and staff development. Thanks to our generous donors, many of our students are discovering and achieving their dreams at Whatcom Community College.



Invest in student access and success

Whatcom’s tuition plus books comes to $5,544 a year.  While more affordable than tuition at a 4-year state college, it is a financial challenge for many students. WCC Foundation is committed to helping students access and achieve their educational goals by providing scholarship support. With help from our donors, the Foundation was able to provide more than $310,000 in scholarships to 219 students during the 2014-15 academic year, a 26% increase over last year, and a 51% increase over 3 years ago. The Foundation set a goal to raise another $100,000 in Annual Scholarships for the next academic year. Please help Whatcom students reach their full potential with a scholarship gift.

Click here to learn more about the scholarship opportunities currently available to WCC students.

Fund for Excellence

Strengthening student success to degree completion

Contributions to the Fund for Excellence strengthen student success by supporting important College programs. The Fund for Excellence directs dollars to the areas of greatest need such as tutoring, veterans services, intercultural and diversity initiatives, classroom and lab equipment, emergency funding for books, and more. Through the support of generous donors, the Foundation has provided nearly $1.2 million to these college programs and student services over the last 3 years. This year, the Foundation is committed to increase that level of support. Please consider a donation to the Annual Fund for Excellence.

Sponsor an Event

Sponsorship of WCC Foundation Events is an opportunity to promote your community commitment, while playing an actively supporting higher education. Sponsors underwrite events, leveraging funds raised so that net proceeds go to scholarships and the Annual Fund for Excellence. Annual events include: President’s Circle Reception, Donor Appreciation Breakfast, College Conversations, a Scholarship Awards Ceremony and more. Sponsors are recognized on event materials and in programs. Find out more about our upcoming events here, or contact us for more detailed information about event sponsorship opportunities.


Great things are happening at Whatcom Community College! Serving nearly 11,000 students annually, Whatcom Community College is rated among the top six community and technical colleges in Washington state and is recognized as one of the nation’s top 150 community colleges (Aspen Institute, 2014). Recently, WCC’s President was named CEO of the Year, and new campus improvement & expansion projects are underway. Find out more about how generous donations through the Foundation help us build futures together:

 Phone: (360)383-3320
 Hours: Mon. - Fri., 8AM - 5PM

 Mailing Address
 237 West Kellogg Road
 Bellingham, WA 98226

 Physical Address
 333 Calluna Court, 2nd Floor
 Bellingham, WA 98226