Next Chuckanut funding round deadline April 1

BELLINGHAM — The Chuckanut Health Foundation has announced the recipients of its October 2019 grant round, with $262,622 pledged to local groups working to advance community health in Whatcom County.

Funded projects include a range of focus areas, from expansion into a new facility for the Max Higbee Center to supporting the Lummi Nation Dental Clinic and School-based Health.

Grantees represent diverse approaches to Chuckanut’s vision of a vibrant community where every child gets a healthy start and every person receives the care they need throughout their lifetime.

Recipients of this grant round include the Whatcom Community Health Worker Network, Glacier Skate Association, Max Higbee Center, Lummi Nation Dental Clinic, Whatcom County Health Department, Health Ministries Network, York Community Farm, Rebound of Whatcom County, Whatcom Dispute Resolution Center, Elder Service Providers, Healthy Whatcom, Whatcom County Human Services Department and the Opportunity Council.

This group joins 18 other local nonprofits who have received funding from Chuckanut this year, bringing total giving in 2019 to $509,402.

“We are inspired by the incredible leadership in our nonprofit community and are so proud to be able to partner through direct investment in the work of community health,” said  Heather Flaherty, executive director.

The Chuckanut Health Foundation holds two grant rounds each year, accepting applications for projects and programs addressing local health issues. The next deadline is April 1, 2020, and details can be found at

The Chuckanut Health Foundation provides direct financial support in the form of grants to nonprofit organizations who are doing work to create, invest, and advance individual and community health in Whatcom County.

For more information on this topic, call Flaherty at 360-671-3349 or email