Funding Partners

We have many community members and organizations that support the work we do. If you would like to find out more about how you or your business can help, visit our donate page.

Adams & Duncan Lawyers

Adams & Duncan Lawyers takes advantage of its size and client focused structure to deliver creative, efficient and affordable results to our clients. This focus gives their clients a competitive advantage both in their personal and professional lives because at Adams & Duncan, exceptional legal advice is more available and accessible than in traditional law firm structures.
The Alcoa Foundation has been working to create innovative and suitable solutions that are constantly moving the world forward and protecting human rights.

Banner Bank

Banner Bank is a dynamic full-service financial institution, operating safely and profitably within a framework of shared integrity. Working as a team, they will deliver superior products and services to our valued clients. They will provide a culture which attracts, empowers, rewards and provides growth opportunities for employees.
Barkley Village is a 250 acre urban village that mixes residential, retail, office, and civic uses in Bellingham. Their goal is to change the profile of Bellingham by building an exciting neighborhood and vibrant commercial center.
BECU is committed to the credit union philosophy of “people helping people”. We support our members and the communities they live in through focused, strategic giving that aims to increase financial health.

Bellingham Angel Inventors

Bellingham Angel Inventors is composed of a maximum number of 50 accredited investors who share a common interest in seeking investment opportunities in early or middle stage companies in the Pacific Northwest & British Columbia, giving preference to Whatcom, Skagit & Island counties.
Bornstein Seafood was established in 1934 by Myer A. Bornstein during the Great Depression. Bornstein’s focuses on keeping up their high quality, productivity, professionalism, and teamwork with staff, fishing partners, and customers. Bornstein Seafoods is the oldest in the industry because of their commitment to their focuses.
The Country Store was established in 1934 as a cooperative and has been serving the farmers of the community with high quality ever since. Their cooperative grew to a company and is now in Idaho and Montana.

City of Everett

Everett is an important part of the evolving Central Puget Sound metropolitan area and an important urban concentration on its own.  Everett has several advantages for businesses such as an excellent transportation system, an international seaport, tremendous quality of life resources and an attractive business climate.

Coastal Community Bank

Coastal Community Bank firmly believes that banking is about relationships — relationships built on trust. Their bankers live within the communities they serve, which means they care about you and your needs because they are your neighbors.
Dawson Construction has a vision to always deliver successful projects. They will tailor their services to the clients’ needs every time to ensure clinet happiness. They hold a high standard of always trying to do the right thing.

Economic Alliance Snohomish County

Economic Alliance Snohomish County strives to make Snohomish County a better place in everything that we and has a mission to be the spark for economic vitality. Through a commitment to growth, they want the region to benefit from stronger communities, expanded educational opportunities, improved infrastructure, and job creation.
Exxel Pacific, Inc. was founded in 1989, growing from the Exxel Development Group. Exxel is the forefront of integrated design and construction, providing unique and comprehensive construction and development experience.
Fairhaven’s most authentic Chicago, Detroit, and Brooklyn style pizza shop, has the most delicious and unique pizzas in their area. They take sincere pride in pleasing each and every customer and making each pizza with care.


Gear Aid started in 1981 with fixing SCUBA gear and are now the go-to care and repair company for the Outdoor, Sporting Goods, and SCUBA industries. They have expanded to over 100 products that outdoor enthusiasts rely on most, such as anti-fog, sealants, repair tapes, water repellents, cleaners, camouflage, and more. Whether your adventure is climbing a mountain, diving the deep blue sea, fishing in the rain, or camping in your backyard, Gear Aid make tools for your adventure.
Providing their community with fresh produce and quality goods, Haggen Food & Pharmacy is the largest independent grocery retailer in the Pacific Northwest.
The Herbert B. Jones Foundation believes that entrepreneurism and small business are the backbone for the strength of our economic system. We promote this belief through the initial and temporary support of new business programs managed by post secondary educational entities in the state of Washington. We desire the business community to be a vibrant and productive environment and the recipients of the Foundation’s support to positively impact our greater business community.

Heritage Bank

Heritage Bank is committed to being the leading community bank in the Pacific Northwest by continuously improving: Customer Satisfaction, Employee Empowerment, Community Investment, Shareholder Value.
Index Sensors & Controls is a company who creates solutions for industrial equipment and vehicle markets. They are innovative with their switches, controls, and sensors, which demonstrate precision, efficiency, and reliability.
Generating economic opportunity is what JPMorgan Chase does each and every day. Their support of small businesses is one more way that we add value for our communities. By helping regional economies build on their core assets to develop thriving enterprises, they are helping to create jobs and build a more prosperous society.
Matrix Service Company is a family of several companies who all are known for completing projects on time, and doing so to the highest safety and quality standards. They accredit their employees for their success and the outstanding reputation the company has across North America.
MFA is a locally-owned Pacific Northwest consulting firm established in Vancouver, Washington by Jim Maul, Tom Foster, and Neil in 1906. Maul Foster & Alongi is an integrated multidisciplinary professional organization consulting in planning and development services, GIS and data analysis, environmental, engineering, and health and safety.

Moss Adams LLC

Nationwide, Moss Adams and its affiliates provide insight and expertise integral to the success of organizations across the globe.
The Port of Bellingham has a mission to meet the essential transportation and economic development needs of the region. They fulfill that goal while giving leadership to the county’s economic vitality through programs, facilities, and services.
The Port of Skagit leads efforts to build a strong economy in Skagit County while valuing the area’s natural assets and quality of life.
Puget Sound Energy has been providing energy for the region for over 135 years. They make it their pride to produce reliable, safe energy and protect the environment while doing so.
Sanitary Service Company, Inc., locally-owned and family-operated, is Whatcom County’s largest full-service recycling and waste collection company that has been serving since 1929.
Saturna Capital Corporation is an business that uses professional experience to invest in individuals and institutions to help build wealth, earn income, and preserve capital.


SaviBank provides a profitable return to our shareholders, develops marketability and liquidity in our stock, and strives to meet the needs of our customers and establish long term customer relationships. Become the place to invest, bank.

Tulalip Tribes

The Tulalip Tribes strive to work together with the community to give benefits back to others to help build a stronger neighborhood.

Island County Economic Development Council

The Island County Economic Development Council fosters economic balance that preserves the county’s rural character while providing business, employment, and quality of life opportunities for its residents.
The USDA has a vision to provide economic opportunity through innovation, helping rural America to thrive; to promote agriculture production that better nourishes Americans while also helping feed others throughout the world; and to preserve our Nation’s natural resources through conservation, restored forests, improved watersheds, and healthy private working lands.


Founded in 1962 by Sam Walton, Walmart began as a single discount store with the simple idea of selling more for less. Walmart has grown over the last 50 years to become the largest retailer in the world, employing 2.3 million associates.
Walton Beverage, a locally owned company, has been apart of NW washington’s community for over 75 years. They are proud of their services and gifts to the community, as well as the fact they are the only major soft drink representative in the area. Walton Beverage also is pleased to offer donations to local organizations serving the community.
Whatcom Educational Credit Union is not a bank, but a nonprofit financial cooperative where members are encouraged to save and borrow responsibly at fair rates. Whatcom Educational Credit Union’s objective is to provide all members with helpful financial infrmation in a financially safe environment.
Whatcom County includes cities like Bellingham, Blaine, Everson, Ferndale, Lynden, Nooksack, and Sumas. There are also numerous unincorporated communities.
Woods Coffee is a local chain of coffee shops whose goal is to create connections between owners and staff, as well as staff and customers. They rely on these connections to make staff and customer experiences enjoyable.