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?

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