Together, making a difference

Whidbey Community Foundation connects people who care to causes that matter. Founded in 2016, our mission is to improve the quality of life on Whidbey Island by providing support for the nonprofit sector, assisting donors to build and preserve enduring assets for charitable purposes, and meeting community needs through financial awards.

WCF’s 6th Annual Grant Cycle
Open 5/1 – 9/8

Each year, Whidbey Community Foundation awards grants through an annual grant cycle. Awards are granted to organizations providing services that support Whidbey Island. The Annual Grant Cycle is supported by multiple funds including our Foundation Fund, field-of-interest funds, and donor-advised funds. In order to respond to the community’s specific needs, distributions from the funds are pooled and aligned directly with the Annual Grant Cycle’s categories.

Our ongoing work in grantmaking, asset development, and community leadership is focused on supporting organizations that meet the needs of our community and work toward creating lasting positive change.

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So You’re Writing A Grant…

Why do you apply for grants? How can you persuade funders that your program is a good fit for their funding priorities? In this workshop, you’ll learn about grantwriting best practices from the perspective of the grant reviewers who will be making decisions about your funding applications. The information provided in this presentation can be applied to all of your competitive grant proposals and not just limited to Whidbey Community Foundation’s grants program.

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2023-2025 Strategic Plan

At Whidbey Community Foundation (WCF), we envision a vibrant, healthy, and unified Whidbey Island community. In the second half of 2022, the WCF board and staff came together to reflect on our purpose and look ahead to how we will achieve our vision. We are pleased to present our 2023-2025 Strategic Plan, which includes strengthening nonprofits, increasing grantmaking impact, and reaching donors with more options to leverage their philanthropic interests.

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