Sisu Children’s Fund was founded by Frank and Barbara Sanchez after their daughter, Jolene, died from complications related to a brain tumor. Jolene fought the tumor throughout much of her life, and the therapy needed to help her was costly and uninsured. Sisu can help families who are suffering from a medical problem. One-hundred percent […]


To request aid, send this form, filled out, to Sisu Children’s fund at 609 Briar Road, Bellingham, WA 98225. Click the application below to download as a Word document.


Children’s Fund is a nonprofit 501(c)3 charity. Your donation is tax deductible and will go to help those in need. Donate through PayPal by clicking the “Donate” button below.


Sisu Children’s Fund offers academic scholarships to a few admirable students each year. In order to qualify, you must have or had a medical or physical disability. To... Read More

Who we've helped


Kyann Flint was awarded our $1,000 scholarship in 2011. She goes to Squalicum High School and will be entering Western Washington University in the fall. At Squalicum she was elected as the student body president, and maintained a 3.77 GPA while also taking six advanced placement classes. She served as the manager of the track team in spring of 2010 and 2011, and has traveled extensively, with plans to tour Europe this summer. She has volunteered many hours for helping those with muscular dystrophy.... 


Caleb Edson, a Sisu grant winner, is a student at Bellingham Technical College. He studies computer networking. Sisu purchased a braille notetaker for Caleb in 2005. Caleb said the notetaker has been very helpful to him in school. “It can do several things: I can listen to notes on it when I am giving a presentation, I can type notes during a lecture so I can review them later, I can also email, and I can even go online with it,” Caleb said. Recently Caleb received a grant... 


Katherine, 11, was born without fingers and a thumb on one of her hands. Katherine’s mother, Caroline, said Sisu provided funding to Katherine so she could continue her therapeutic riding lesson at the N.W. Therapeutic Riding Center. Katherine has been riding there for four years. “It’s given her balance and confidence to use both sides of her body because she uses both hands when she is riding,” Caroline said.  Read More