Ways to Receive Funds from the VZ Foundation:
Sign People Up:
Since our mission is to bring the community together, we want to encourage people to help us reach our goal. Every Whatcom County organization can benefit by getting individuals to register for our events. We will set up a code so that when individuals you refer to us register for an event, your organization will get credit in the form of cold hard cash. Amounts given per registration will vary with each event. If you are interested in getting your organization involved please contact us
Partner Event: There is also an opportunity for organizations to partner with the VZ Foundation on a new event. In this situation we would predetermine that your organization would benefit from the event in addition to our normal ways of giving. For details on this or to discuss potential events please contact us.
Auction/Raffle Items: If your organization is putting on an event and needs auction items or prizes, please let us know. We are happy to donate an entry into one of our events.
Please support our nonprofit partners:
To improve the quality of life, increase the independence and assure the full inclusion in the community of all persons with developmental disabilities.
Big Brothers Big Sisters
Helping the children of Northwest Washington reach there pontential through professionally supported, one-to-one mentoring relationships and contributing to brighter futures, better schools, and stronger communities for generations to come.
Boys and Girls Club
The Boys & Girls Clubs of Whatcom County operates five Clubhouse facilities in Bellingham, Blaine, Ferndale, Lynden and Lummi Island that provide varied, important and fun programs after-school and during the summer for children and youth in grades K-12. They strive to enable all young people, especially those that need them most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens.
Blueskies for Children
Blueskies for Children focuses on raising hope and self esteem by sponsoring enrichment programs and other essentials for homeless, low-income and foster children in Whatcom and Skagit counties.
Camp Lutherwood is a camp and retreat center that focuses on camp, kids, and Christ. In partnership with Western Washington Lutheran Congregations, Lutherwood is a year-round outdoor ministry, renewing all in the Holy Spirit though education, adventure, service, and prayer.
Lydia Place is a nonprofit community-based agency serving homeless women and their children. Founded in 1989, Lydia Place is an active participant n our community's effort to develop a continuum of care under the leadership of the Whatcom County Homeless Coalition.
Marrianne's House is Whatcom Conty's day activity center for adults with development disabilities. They focus on providing quality care and options with development disabilities as wells as their families, care providers, and guardians. Their program is based on social, recreational, pre-vocational, and life skill oriented activities.
Max Higbee Center
Max Higbee Community Recreation Center provides recreation programs for teens and adults with development disabilities. They strive to promote the social, physical, cognitive and emotional growth and development of participants. They also provide opportunities for personal enjoyment and enrichment for participants through a diverse range of leisure activities.
Nami of Whatcom County helps recovering consumers and families develop the understanding, skills, and strengths they need to cope with brain disorders. They help increase community support for recovery and reintegation of persons who have a mental illness as well as find ways to bring recovering consumers and families of all ages and health service providers closer together by sharing insights and techniques beneficial to individuals
Northwest Youth Services
Northwest Youth Services collaborates with at-risk, runaway and homeless youth to foster self-reliance. They believe that all children deserve a safe nurturing environment along with compassion, encouragement, and support.