Education First Grants


In its third year WECU’s Education First Grant program awards $110,000 to Whatcom Literacy Council, Futures Northwest, Wild Whatcom – Edventures, and Exploration Academy.

2021-2022 Recipients

We’re honored, through our Education First Grant program, to support local groups advancing education in Whatcom County. Grantees are selected through a panel review process, which considers many factors especially the commitment to make a meaningful difference in our community.

2021 Grantee

Whatcom Literacy Council

A nonprofit empowering adult learners to achieve their goals and improve their lives through literacy.

Learn more about the Whatcom Literacy Council.

2021 Grantee

Futures Northwest

A nonprofit dedicated to the mentorship of underserved high school students pursuing their career and college dreams.

Learn more about Futures Northwest.

2021 Grantee

Wild Whatcom - Edventures

An outdoor learning opportunity for underserved 1st, 2nd, and 3rd grade classrooms in local public schools.

Learn more about Wild Whatcom – Edventures.

2021 Grantee

Explorations Academy

A nonprofit using experiential education to inspire collaboration and social responsibility among students.

Learn more about Explorations Academy.

Interested in Applying?

Download the RFP below and submit full proposal by March 31.
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