EIN 91-0787820

Opportunity Council

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Opportunity Council's mission is to create awareness of the needs of people who are low-income or disadvantaged, engage the community in responding to those needs and act as a catalyst to organize whatever is needed to address these needs and build a ...
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Program areas at Opportunity Council

Early Learning and Family Services (ELAFS) - Opportunity Council's largest program comprises local Head Start, Early Childhood Education and Assistance Programs, Early Support for Infants and Toddlers serving, and the Quality Child Care Division. 2019 accomplishments include: 469 children participating in local Head Start and Early Childhood Education and Assistance Program preschools. 97 children-ranging from newborns to three-year-olds and their highly impacted families were served by our intensive Early Head Start Program. The community's Single-Entry Access to Services (SEAS) system operated by ELAFS served 967 referrals from hospitals, doctors, family members and educators when I child was known to have or suspected of having a developmental delay or special need. Referrals were navigated to appropriate resources to meet the child's needs. Early Support for Infants and Toddlers served approximately 625 unduplicated children ages 0 to 3 to help address developmental delays and other special needs through therapeutic interventions and family resource coordination. Our Quality Child Care Division (QCC), through Child Care Aware, assisted 2,424 clients in their search for child care information and referral. In addition, the QCC Division served 454 licensed child care/ early learning businesses in Early Achievers, Washington's Quality Rating Improvement System (QRIS), then provided technical assistance, training and coaching to improve quality. Those enrolled providers serve more than 16,000 children in education and care programs. Early Learning and Family Services also manages the East Whatcom Community Resource Center. The East Whatcom Regional Resource Center provided approximately 610 referrals per month to social services for residents of this geographically isolated area.
Home Improvement - By servicing existing homes, the home improvement program preserves vital housing units (a key component of ensuring affordable housing), while also improving community health, safety and climate resiliency. We weatherized 118 houses so families could reduce their annual energy use and expenses and rehabbed 44 additional homes to improve durability, indoor air quality and ensure home safety. Our Conservation Education team taught 141 households how to take control of high-energy bills through behavior changes and installation of new energy efficient products.
Community Services: A multi-faceted program dedicated to serving our most vulnerable communities, Community Services strives to serve those in need wherever they are. Staff and volunteers served over 27,000 hot meals at our Maple Alley Inn program for people who are homeless or anyone who is hungry. We secured housing for over 1,000 households through permanent supportive housing, temporary housing, rental assistance, and eviction prevention services. Over 200 people gained job skills and work experience through our Employment Services programs. We supplemented nearly 8,400 energy bills with payments on behalf of families in need, ensuring they would not be forced to choose between paying for energy or covering other basic needs. Our Resource Centers in three counties responded to nearly 4,000 requests for help from people in crisis. Volunteer coordination, tenant enrichment services, and other programs are additional components in our efforts to serve and help strengthen our communities. In 2019, 336 volunteers provided over 13,500 hours of services in our communities, 192 older residents were able to find housing through the Generations Housing Project, and over 6,000 households in affordable housing projects throughout the State of Washington were provided access to tenant support and enrichment services.

Grants made by Opportunity Council

GranteeGrant descriptionAmount
Sustainable ConnectionsEnergy Conservation Programs$202,101
Community Action of Skagit CountyHousing Programs$117,298
Olympic Community Action Programs (OlyCAP)Housing-Related Programs$111,375
...and 1 more grant made

Who funds Opportunity Council

Grants from foundations and other nonprofits
Thomas and Martina Horn FoundationTo Further Exempt Purpose$500,000
North Sound Accountable Community of HealthImprove Health and Healthcare System Across North Sound Region/covid Response.$210,906
Northwest Youth Services22 North Housing Project Partnership$203,000
...and 23 more grants received totalling $1,370,550
Federal funding details
Federal agencyProgram nameAmount
Department of Health and Human ServicesHEAD START$3,524,698
Department of the TreasuryCORONAVIRUS RELIEF FUND$2,428,753
Department of Health and Human ServicesCHILD CARE AND DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT$1,724,255
...and 67 more federal grants / contracts

Personnel at Opportunity Council

David ForemanChief Financial Officer$109,918
Greg WinterExecutive Director$131,391
Rebecca BoonstraSecretary$0
Paul StermerTreasurer$0
Steve JonesPresident$0
...and 1 more key personnel

Financials for Opportunity Council

RevenuesFYE 12/2019
Total grants, contributions, etc.$29,722,658
Program services$5,650,126
Investment income and dividends$25,327
Tax-exempt bond proceeds$0
Royalty revenue$0
Net rental income$0
Net gain from sale of non-inventory assets$0
Net income from fundraising events$-32,170
Net income from gaming activities$0
Net income from sales of inventory$0
Miscellaneous revenues$45,354
Total revenues$35,411,295

Form 990s for Opportunity Council

Fiscal year endingDate received by IRSFormPDF link
2019-122021-02-22990View PDF
2018-122020-01-03990View PDF
2017-122018-11-15990View PDF
2016-122017-10-19990View PDF
2015-122017-01-19990View PDF
...and 6 more Form 990s

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Data update history
July 28, 2022
Received grants
Identified 10 new grant, including a grant for $210,906 from North Sound Accountable Community of Health
July 9, 2022
Used new vendors
Identified 4 new vendors, including , , , and
September 22, 2021
Received grants
Identified 10 new grant, including a grant for $147,280 from Whatcom Community Foundation
August 23, 2021
Posted financials
Added Form 990 for fiscal year 2019
April 30, 2021
Posted financials
Added Form 990 for fiscal year 2018
Nonprofit Types
Human service organizationsHousing and shelter organizationsCharitiesCommunity Action ProgramsHead Start programs
Energy conservationEnvironmentHuman servicesHousing
Political advocacyLobbyingFundraising eventsReceives government fundingEndowed supportManagement and technical assistanceFundraising races, competitions, and tournamentsTax deductible donations
General information
1111 Cornwall Ave
Bellingham, WA 98225
Metro area
Bellingham, WA
Whatcom County, WA
Website URL
(360) 734-5121
Facebook page
IRS details
Fiscal year end
Taxreturn type
Form 990
Year formed
Eligible to receive tax-deductible contributions (Pub 78)
NTEE code, primary
P20: Human Service Organizations
NAICS code, primary
62422: Community Housing Services
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