The Bellingham Sister Cities Association (BSCA) is a community-based organization helping the citizens of Whatcom County to develop relationships and build a sense of community with our sister cities worldwide. The Bellingham Sister Cities Peace Grant is funded by the Bellingham Sister Cities Association. The objective of this grant award is to improve and expand existing relationships between Bellingham and its seven sister cities. Authors of the winning proposal would reach out into the community of one of these cities, create something that continues long past the winner’s travel, and makes a lasting impression on its citizens and, ideally, even the world.
Our mission is to promote world peace through international understanding, cultural sensitivity, and the promotion of tourism and economic exchange between the seven cities. This mission is accomplished through cultural exchanges, educational programs and community events. The Peace Grant was created to help facilitate this mission. The Peace Grant program supports Bellingham Sister City partnerships by providing funding for local Whatcom County residents to make outbound exchanges to one of our sister cities. A total pool of $1500 is available to be awarded to one or more individuals who plan to travel to one of our sister cities in 2023. However, due to COVID-19, we realize that there might need to be changes in your 2023 travel plans if you are awarded the Peace Grant.
If you have any questions regarding the Peace Grant, please submit them via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Click here to download the 2023 Peace Grant application.