projects & partnerships

fiscal sponsorship

WFCN is the fiscal sponsor for a variety of grassroots associations and developing nonprofits whose mission aligns in significant ways to our own mission.  The following organizations are sponsored associations who have signed individualized fiscal sponsorship agreements with us.  They are officially projects under WFCN’s 501 (c) 3 status, though they maintain a sense of autonomy as they plan, implement and coordinate work within their unique communities.

Roosevelt Neighborhood Resource Center

The Roosevelt neighborhood (east of Interstate 5, south of Sunset Drive and north of Whatcom Creek) is, in every sense of the word, diverse. Land use ranges from single-family residential to industrial. There are concentrations of old and new housing units. Styles vary from 100-year old single family homes to modern apartment complexes. Over 6,000 residents (9% of total city population) make Roosevelt the most populous neighborhood in the city.

The Roosevelt Neighborhood Resource Center acts as a community connector to computer and job search resources, as well as public meeting space and offers space for families and neighbors to connect. If you are member of this community and interested in using or renting any space for birthday parties, family dinners, gatherings or celebrations, please contact Mauri King at mmahern@msn.com or leave a message for her at 360-671-3090. If you are not yet connected with us on facebook, connect with us here.

Bellingham Folk Festival

The Bellingham Folk Festival is a celebration of folk music in the heart of beautiful Bellingham, WA on January 19-21, 2018. The festival offers three days of inspiring workshops, performances, dances, and jams for all ages and abilities. It is held at Bellingham Unitarian Fellowship – 1207 Ellsworth Street. Check here for more information. This project offers opportunities and skills for low cost access to music enjoyment and lessons for children and families.  Contact: Cayley Schmid for information at cayleyschmid@gmail.com.

Let’s Move Blaine

The Let’s Move! City program provided the perfect template to help Blaine become a healthier community. In September of 2011, Blaine City Council declared Blaine as a Let’s Move! city, supporting the national Let’s Move! initiative. The Let’s Move! Blaine Coalition links schools and families with community resources to promote the health of our children through opportunities and skills focused on nutrition and physical health. See what’s happening with Let’s Move Blaine. Contact: Dan Persse for information at DCPersse@gmail.com.

Homemade Music Society

Founded in Bellingham, Washington in the mid-1970s, the Whatcom County Homemade Music Society and its members have been active participants in the folk music scene in Bellingham, arranging concerts and music gatherings in the area, and providing an avenue for networking among local musicians.  Homemade Music Society ensures free or “by donation” access to music for children and families–all are welcome.  A thriving arts community builds connection and inspires the development of skills for a lifetime.

The group meets on a weekly/bi-weekly basis for Music Circles at Roeder Home (2600 Sunset Drive, Bellingham WA) at 7:30pm on the 1st, 3rd, and 5th Wednesdays. Please call Fl!p at 360-671-4511 before coming to a song circle. It is unlikely but possible that a circle is moved to somebody’s house due to booking conflicts.

partnerships

The bulk of the community capacity work WFCN is involved with is accomplished through multi-sector, collaborative partnerships focused on creating a culture of health, wellbeing, compassion and resilience across all communities in Whatcom County.  See our Partnership page.