The Skagit Community Foundation invites you to the new online grant catalog component of our 2023 Annual Grant Cycle Process.
Out of the 127 total requests for funding this year, 50 were selected to be featured online for you to view, learn about, and if you are inspired - to support!
Each donation fully benefits (except for credit card processing fees) the nonprofit's funding request.
To view our full March Digital Newsletter click here!
SCF 2022 Annual Impact Report
Our 2022 Annual Impact Report can be viewed and downloaded by clicking here.
Skagit Community Foundation's 2023 Annual Grant Cycle applications are due:
February 15th by 11:45pm
Upcoming SCF Nonprofit Seminar: Mentorship & Your Career
March 16, 2023 from 12:00-1:30pm
Featuring Guest Speaker: Melissa Arias, President & CEO of Make-A-Wish Alaska & Washington
To view our full February Digital Newsletter Click Here!
Reflections on 2022 & The Road Ahead in 2023
To read our full January Digital Newsletter click here!
Our Gratitude & Partnership This Holiday Season
In our December digital newsletter we share about giving options through the Skagit Community Foundation. We highlight and share photos from the Celebration of Skagit Philanthropy where our community, generous supporters, and nonprofit partners came together for a memorable night full of connections between people who care and causes that matter.
Learn about our newest Board Member Jorge Estefan, a Bilingual Business Advisor at EDASC who joined the SCF Board at the end of November.
To read our full December Digital Newsletter click here!
Applications are now being accepted for the
2023 Annual Grant Cycle!
We welcome all levels of participation in our grant cycles. Nonprofits can learn more about applying for a grant and application requirements on our website.
Donors who want to learn about current needs in the community and how to become involved can reach out to us at:
Maddy MacKenzie, Executive Director: email@example.com
Sydney Evans, Development & Communications Assoc: firstname.lastname@example.org
To read our full November Digital Newsletter click here!
The Skagit Community Foundation is delighted to share with you our
Strategic Plan for the next 5 years.
The SCF 2023-2027 Strategic Plan is also now available on our website:
We are grateful for the dedication and leadership of our Board of Directors.
Through their collaborative work, our 2023-2027 Strategic Plan was developed over the past few months. We are looking forward sharing our progress with you!
To read our full October Digital Newsletter click here!
Supporting Prosperity with Skagit Newcomers
Immigrant Resources & Immediate Support
For many of us, our families have a story and a unique history of how they arrived in the United States: crossing oceans, one or more borders, by themselves, or alongside family.
Some of these journeys were more harrowing than others.
Today, there is a very complex system to navigate for immigrants and refugees arriving in Skagit County who are establishing their new life and opportunities. In addition to language barriers, immigrant families can struggle with isolation in a new community and lack support.
It can be very difficult to find help and resources when they need it.
Immigrant Resources & Immediate Support (IRIS) is a local grassroots nonprofit organization that was formed by Attorney Leta Sanchez of Chamberlain Sanchez Immigration Law. She saw that there was a need for emergency resources within the local immigrant community.
IRIS’ mission is to support basic human needs for immigrant families and people in crisis.
To read our full September Digital Newsletter click here!
Thanks to the generosity of a passionate local donor with a strong commitment to the arts, we are excited to announce this new upcoming grant opportunity:
We are here to support your ideas for the community.
To learn more about starting
your Donor Established Fund, visit our website.
To read our full August 2022 Digital Newsletter click here!
Semillas de Esperanza Scholarship Fund
Creating Opportunities, Celebrating Diversity,
& Building Relationships
Imagine waking up before sunrise to work in a warehouse or berry fields to help your family financially, before the school day begins. Imagine the isolation of a classroom where your ability to learn and make friends is limited because you don’t know the language. Imagine feeling your parent’s frustrations with seasonal work and limited employment options.
Your whole family has worked hard and sacrificed to provide for a better life. You are trying your hardest to build opportunities for yourself, and you set your sights on earning a college degree.
SCF donors and founders of the Semillas de Esperanza Scholarship, Howard and Lynn Behar, understand the challenges and barriers undocumented students face. Howard was the founding President of Starbucks International and Lynn has been an oncology social worker for over 30 years with an MSW and PhD from the University of Washington. Their goal is to provide scholarship support to dedicated and determined undocumented students from Skagit County, alongside a similar program in Walla Walla, as an opportunity to provide more equitable access to higher education.
The Behar’s idea was to create the Semillas de Esperanza Scholarship to “fill the gap” of unfunded tuition and to follow each student through all their years of higher education.
Every summer since 2018, they help select a new cohort of highly motivated undocumented* (includes DACA) students from any Skagit County high school for the multi-year program.
The students’ scholarship amount every year is determined by need and ability.
To read our full July Digital Newsletter click here!
SCF Merchandise for sale!
Official Skagit Community Foundation Merchandise
The Skagit Community Foundation sells official SCF merchandise through the online platform: Bonfire. The revenue from each purchase benefits the work of SCF to support our local nonprofit sector, students, and those who live in our Skagit community.
Take a look at SCF's online storefront and support our Skagit community in style!