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Clallam Community Foundation


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;

Gift Calculator

This tool can be used to help you explore different types of planned gifts.



Charitable Gift Annuities :
United Way 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.

Named Funds:

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 Community Foundation helps you helps identify missions and verify the charitable status of the organizations you may want to support.

The James E. Whatton Family Fund
The Mac Ruddell Community Fund
The McCool Family Fund
The Michael Sindars Scholarship Fund
The Karen Byrd Scholarship 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 

Partner Organizations:
Non-profit organizations providing health and human services in Clallam County are welcome to have a dedicated Fund in the Foundation.

Clallam County Literacy Council 
Juan de Fuca Foundation of the Arts
North Olympic Timber Action Committee
Olympic Peninsula YMCA
Peninsula Behavioral Health
Port Angeles Food Bank

Peninsula Trails Coalition

Foundation History

The Foundation begain 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.