United Way
of Whatcom County

Learn united: Join us for an educational series on the history of racism in finance

In collaboration with Whatcom Asset Building Coalition and Opportunity Council, United Way of Whatcom County is sponsoring a 4-part lecture series in the significant barriers that people of color face when it comes to financial stability and how our systems have been designed to hold certain groups, particularly Black Americans, back. The final session in the series covers the history of women in finance and reveals the specific roadblocks women face in this area.

The virtual lectures are led by Tori Mansfield from Next Gen Personal Finance. They are very interactive and eye-opening and are best attended live.

Tuesday, July 20 at 2PM – History of Racism in Banking

Tuesday, August 3 at 2PM – History of Racism in Housing

Tuesday, August 17 at 2PM – History of Women in Finance

You can find more information about these sessions on our blog, including registration links for the session.

We hope you can join us!


COVID-19 Resources

With information changing rapidly, it can be hard to feel like you’re up to date. Here are some resources to help:

Community Resources available during COVID-19

COVID-19 Testing Information

COVID-19 Vaccine Information

Whatcom Food Bank Resources -  Food and Meal Resource Guide

Puget Sound Energy Bill Pay Assistance

Tax Preparation Resources for Whatcom County Residents

Whatcom County Health Department

WA State Department of Health

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

How United Way is Helping During COVID-19

United Way of Whatcom County - Emergency Recovery Fund 


United for Equity

Equity is the intentional inclusion of everyone in society. Equity is achieved when systemic, institutional, and historical barriers based on race, gender, sexual orientation, and other identities are dismantled and no longer predict socioeconomic, education and health outcomes.


We recognize structural racism and other forms of oppression have contributed to persistent disparities which United Way seeks to dismantle. Our United Way network strives to engage community members, especially those whose voices have traditionally been marginalized. We work with individuals, nonprofits, public and private partners to find and support solutions to ensure everyone has the resources, opportunities and networks they need to thrive. We commit to leveraging all of our assets (convening, strategic investments, awareness building, and advocacy) to create more equitable communities.