Board Equity Stipends

Stipend and/or Reimbursement

for Board & Advisory Members of Non-Profit Organizations

To encourage a more diverse set of community voices on non-profit boards, Mount Baker Foundation has established a fund administered by Whatcom Family and Community Network from which Board or Advisory members of non-profits may request stipends or reimbursement.

Intent on elevating diverse board leadership, Mount Baker Foundation and Whatcom Family & Community Network have joined to offer stipends and reimbursement for mileage & childcare to advisors or directors on leadership boards for Whatcom County 501 (c)3 organizations.

Any 501c3 organization in Whatcom County is encouraged to participate. Board members submit a simple form for each meeting or a number of meetings. Submission of W-9 is required annually. Proof of meeting attendance required – may be Board minutes or email from CEO/ED or Board President.

  • No income eligibility requirements
  • $100 Stipend per meeting
  • $40 Childcare Flat rate Stipend or Childcare
  • IRS Rate Mileage reimbursement

Please complete the online form by clicking here.

Download and complete this DEI Stipend Request Form. Then, email the completed form along with required documentation to

All fields are required for payment and tax purposes.
Note: Please inquire in advance for lengthy meetings such as strategic retreats.

Important Notes:

1.      You will need to report stipends as income on your federal taxes and pay any associated tax.   

2.      Your request cannot be filled until a W9 form is completed.  The form needs to be completed once annually and can be found at

3.     The check will be mailed to the address you have listed on this form.  Watch for an envelope with perforated tabs marked “Payment Enclosed.” 

4.     Proof of attendance is required. Submit meeting minutes showing record of attendance.