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. For instance, we plan to increase our Annual Grant Cycle from $125,000 to $150,000 in 2023 and are thrilled to bring Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library to Whidbey Island this year.
WCF started in 2016 with just $20,000. Today we steward over $3 million across 28 different funds. And that’s not counting all of the distributions that have already gone back out into the community – in just 6 short years we have given over $1.5 million in grants to local organizations. With a vision that by 2036, on our 20th anniversary, WCF will have disbursed at least $5 million in grants to nonprofits and manage community assets of at least $20 million across multiple funds all dedicated to causes important to this island.
Please enjoy reviewing Whidbey Community Foundation’s 2023-2025 Strategic Plan and 2021-2022 Impact Report, along with more information about Ways To Give and Where To Give. Sharing our passion for doing good in our community propels WCF into this next year – and beyond. Thank you for being a partner in this work.