What is the Clallam Community Foundation?
The Clallam Community Foundation is a way for people to leave a permanent legacy for health and human care needs in Clallam County. The Foundation is a permanent endowment fund with only the earnings distributed. The Foundation helps to strengthen local non-profit agencies and helps people give to our community. United Way of Clallam County is licensed with the Washington Insurance Commission to offer Charitable Gift Annuities. Donors can arrange for a regular income from an annuity and leave the balance to a charity of their choice.
Donors may establish a named fund to honor a loved one. Family members, friends or others may be appointed as advisors to make recommendations for distributions from the fund. The Clallam County Foundation helps identify missions and verify the charitable status of the organizations you may want to support.
These are the Foundation named funds:
- A & J Minton Scholarship
- Albert and Helen Mangan Fund
- Dick and Peggy Owens Fund
- The McCool Family Fund
- The Bright-Haygood Copsey Fund
- The Hull Family Fund
- The Carol Munro Fund
- The Fish Family Fund
- The Mac & Phyllis Munro Scholarship Fund
- The Orville Ninke Fund
The following non-profit organizations providing health and human services in Clallam County dedicated funds in the Foundation:
- Clallam Mosaic
- Clallam County Literacy Council
- North Olympic Library Foundation
- Olympic Peninsula YMCA
- Peninsual Behavioral Health
The Foundation began in 1981 when Chuck Applegate donated his sailboat to United Way. It was sold for about $25,000. That money was placed in CDs with earnings used to buy equipment for the United Way office. The first operating guidelines for the Foundation were established in 1994. In 1997, with our first Named Fund - The James E. Whatton Family Fund - the Fund became a Community Foundation. The Clallam County Community Foundation is a cost effective, simple way to give back to our community. For more information on the Clallam Community Foundation contact the United Way at (360)457-3011.