Bellingham’s Boundary Bay Brewery will donate $25,000 to community organizations in 2020
While several other great breweries have opened in Bellingham, Washington in recent years, Boundary Bay Brewery remains the bedrock of the local beer-loving community. Twenty-five years ago the brewery opened and laid a solid foundation for what would become one of the hottest beer microclimates in the Pacific Northwest.
Boundary Bay Brewery has always served the community more than just beer and food. Since its inception, the brewery provided a hub for civic activity and philanthropic giving, so it is no surprise that to commemorate its 25th anniversary the brewery is pledging to give $25,000 to local community organizations.
The company just announced that it will gift $25,000 in donations to local Whatcom County-based organizations over the course of 2020 in honor of its 25th year of business. The brewery is choosing to help both long-time organizations and newer agencies. An application process is now open to all Whatcom County non-profits, schools and clubs for the next month in order to determine which organizations will receive donations.
“We are excited to help organizations that might need a bit of extra support from us to help grow and strengthen the foundations they’ve already established, old and new,” says Boundary Bay General Manager, Janet Lightner. “Our mission, When you choose Boundary, you choose community, is based on all of the amazing relationships we’ve developed throughout the years, as well as the new organizations popping up that we truly believe in, so this is our chance to take what is a celebratory year for Boundary Bay and give back to those who have helped us get here and want to continue making a difference in the community with us.”
The deadline for applications is December 2, 2019, and requires applicants to provide information regarding main goals, how the organization has impacted the community and how the organization has connected with Boundary Bay Brewery and/or intends to strengthen that relationship in the future, among other materials.
“Here at Boundary Bay, we value the personal connections that we build with the organizations we work with, so we will be asking each organization that receives a donation to meet with a Boundary Bay Brewery representative in person to talk about the work their agency is doing, whether it’s’ over a beer, lunch or an afternoon in our beer garden,” says Lightner.
In order to streamline its efforts on these community-focused agencies, Boundary Bay Brewery has also stated that, for the year 2020, it will only be funding 501c3 groups that operate in Whatcom County.
Applicants are encouraged to submit questions and applications earlier as opposed to later due to the December 2nd deadline’s proximity to the Thanksgiving holiday. All questions are welcomed and can be sent to [email protected]
Boundary Bay Brewery is an independently owned and operated craft brewery located in the Bellingham community since 1995. It houses a Taproom and family-friendly Bistro, located in a restored historic 1922 warehouse in Downtown Bellingham, across from the Saturday Farmer’s Market. We have a deck for outdoor dining and a dog-friendly Beer Garden where you can enjoy BBQs, outdoor concerts and nonprofit events during the Summer.