We love to partner with local agencies that specialize in specific areas - here are some of our favorite organizations to connect with when you need information, resources, and advice

  • financial education & 

    literacy resources

    Click on the program titles to visit their website. 

    Opportunity Council's Financial Literacy & Renter Education (FLARE) 

    A community class designed to provide knowledge on how to save, spend and budget money along with basic skills on how to be a competent renter. (360) 734-5121 or register online. 

    The Whatcom Dream

    Our financial literacy course is a 12-week class held at various locations through the county. Our course covers: Understanding socio-economic differences; Family of origin, Money Memories & Beliefs; Conflict & Communication; Values & Goals; Budgeting; Banking; Consumerism; Transportation; Credit; Debt; Home Ownership; Insurance and Investing. 

    Whatcom Asset Building Coalition

    Check out their calendar of upcoming local financial education classes around the county. 

    Love INC's 1 on 1: Managing Your Money

    Do you have questions and concerns about M-O-N-E-Y? Most of us do. 1 on 1: Managing Your Money (formally Budget Boot Camp) is Love INC’s financial coaching program, offered to members of our community who need help and guidance with their finances and financial habits. Our program is unique in our community in that it is free of charge and provides personal one-on-one financial coaching! The 12-week self-help program provides participants with skills that will help them find their way out of financial difficulties, equip them to stay out of debt, and build a disciplined plan. It is designed for people of any income level. Together, participants and their coaches work on paying bills and creating a budget. Childcare is provided. 

  • college scholarships

    Click on the program titles to visit their website.

    Washington Women in Need (WWIN)

    For women only

    WWIN makes grants to determined women who are ready for transformational change and looking to build a better future for themselves, their families, and their communities for generations to come.

    Education Grants fund tuition, mandatory fees, and required books and supplies for students attending accredited Washington colleges and universities. They also have a healthcare gap scholarship.

    Women's Independence Scholarship Program (WISP)

    For women only.

    WISP provides scholarships for survivors of domestic abuse who are looking to open the doors of opportunity and increase self sufficiency through education.

    Jack Kent Cooke Foundation

    For men and women.

    This scholarship for top community college students seeking to complete their bachelor's degrees is the largest private scholarship for community college transfer students in the country. Applicants need at least a 3.5 GPA and be ready to transfer from community college to University to earn a Bachelor's Degree.