Whatcom Community Foundation

The mission of the Whatcom Community Foundation is to amplify the force of philanthropy – by connecting people, ideas, and resources – so that communities flourish. Their vision for Whatcom County is simple and powerful: Everyone who lives here thrives.

Learn more about the work of the Whatcom Community Foundation on their website.

The Community Foundation is proud to be the fiscal sponsor of the Arch of Healing and Reconciliation project. Fiscal sponsorship is a mechanism that enables individuals and organizations to start new programs like the Arch of Healing & Reconciliation, without establishing a new, separate nonprofit organization. The Community Foundation has served as a fiscal sponsor for many important community projects including the Fairhaven Village Green, the Depot Market Square, and the Ferndale Library. As a fiscally sponsored project, the Arch of Healing and Reconciliation receives their charitable status from the Whatcom Community Foundation, and every donation is tax deductible.

Project Steering Committee

Satpal S Sidhu (Chair) Whatcom County Council Member
Tim Douglas (Vice Chair) Ex Mayor of City of Bellingham, WA State Dept. of Commerce
Mohinder S Sangha President, Lynden Sikh temple
Terry Bornemann Bellingham City Council Member
Paul Englesberg Professor of Education
Dr. Frank James Physician
Amarjit S Brar Farmer
Ning Yu Western Washington University
Manjit S Sandhu Farmer
John McGarrity Community Leader
Noel Higa Engineer, Whatcom County
Sukhwant S Gill Business Entrepreneur
Jianna Zhang Western Washington University
Carole Teshima Western Washington University
Linda McGee



Fund raising Committee
Installation Ceremonies Committee
Liaison Committee (Corporations and Businesses, Community Organizations and Elected Officials)
Ethnic Food Festival Committee

Whatcom Community Foundation is honored to be the fiscal sponsor for the Arch of Healing and Reconciliation project. All gifts to the project are tax-deductible and will be accepted and processed by the Whatcom Community Foundation.