Catalyst Fund

Mar 16, 2015 | Past Programs

NW Innovation Resource Center is partnering with the Whatcom Community Foundation and the Industrial Credit Union to pioneer an exciting way for the community to support the establishment of local businesses. The selection criteria for these start-up businesses is that their mission contribute to both the economic and environmental benefit of northwest Washington.

As we progress with this novel partnership, we will be able to enrich our community with sustainable jobs and healthy environments. We will also be establishing a national model for philanthropic activity to support their communities in ways that are sustainable in their own right.

The NWIRC will establish communication with donors regarding the activities of the businesses which their support made possible by sharing the benefits these businesses are providing to our community. For more information regarding how you can participate in this program, please visit

Thank you for your support!

Click here to read more about how NWIRC’s NW Catalyst Fund is a complimentary resource to WWU’s Institute for Energy Studies.

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