Partners & Funders

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Federal funds for this project were awarded under the USDA Rural Development Program.

Since 2009, the thrust of Northwest Agriculture Business Center’s (NABC) food hub development efforts is to leverage market trends and create a more equitable and efficient agricultural infrastructure for the marketing, aggregation, distribution, and value-added processing of northwest Washington farm products. NABC contributes to the economic viability and sustainability of family farms and farmland by providing business planning assistance, access to capital, access to profitable marketing opportunities, and fostering best practices that will sustain all resources.

NABC provides leadership and management services for the Puget Sound Food Hub Cooperative. A technical assistance provider to farmers, ranchers and their customers NABC contributes to the healthy development of the Puget Sound regional food supply and increasing the business intelligence of farmers and ranchers through the NABC Network. Visit the NABC website for a full list of NABC funders and sponsorsNABC is an equal opportunity employer and provider of services.

Whatcom Community Foundation believes that Giving Here Matters. WCF’s Mission is to amplify the force of philanthropy – by connecting people, ideas and resources – so that communities flourish. Whether responding to long-term challenges, providing support in a moment of crisis or helping to realize new community dreams and projects, we are grateful to be partnering with you. We have extraordinary assets here, but significant challenges as well. We believe there is strength, and greater impact, in numbers, and we work hard to cultivate relationships with other funders, and create opportunities for our donors to collectively meet critical community needs.

Thanks to a growing pool of unrestricted endowed funds, we are able to make a variety of grants from the endowment’s income to improve Whatcom County’s quality of life through literacy programs, health, environmental education, service learning projects, youth and family services, community arts programs and much more.

We are one of more than 700 community foundations across the U.S., building permanent and short-term assets to meet ever changing community needs and opportunities. As a 501 (c) (3) organization, the Foundation enables donors to take the maximum deduction for charitable contributions under IRS rules. Community foundations are charitable organizations created through gifts from people who care about a particular place. Anyone can contribute any amount of money to a community foundation. The community foundation uses those gifts or a portion of the investment income from permanent funds to make grants that strengthen their community. Community foundations operate in perpetuity, meaning that the communities we serve will always have people in their corner.

Cloud Mountain Farm Center  provides an aggregation drop site for Whatcom county farms.

CMFC is a nonprofit community farm center dedicated to providing hands-on learning experiences to aspiring farmers, experienced farmers, and home gardeners, Cloud Mountain has more than 35 years’ experience, providing educational opportunities, new infrastructure and services that support farms to expand crop diversity, improve production capacity, and access new market in order to can keep our local food system healthy and thriving.