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Apply for a grant – Open Now!

As the Foundation grows through investments and gifts from donors and businesses, we will establish a variety of funds to make financial grants to Whidbey Island nonprofits.

Grant Cycle 2018: Due to the generosity of a local donor, the Whidbey Community Foundation will provide grants to Human Service organizations “that act on and respond to the needs of people in need.” Grant applications for up to $5,000 will be accepted through this website from August 1 – 31. Decisions are expected to be made by the Board of Directors at the October meeting, and grants distributed in November 2018. Short reports will be required of the grantees one year after grants are awarded.

Grant Application available here.

Eligibility to Apply for Grants
Any organization that operates with a charitable status or for a charitable purpose on Whidbey Island is eligible to apply for a grant. They do not need to have a headquarters or physical presence on Whidbey, as long as services are provided here.

Whidbey Community Foundation does not award grants for the following ineligible organizations or purposes:
• Annual campaign appeals
• Endowments
• Individuals
• Political or lobbying activities
• Private operating foundations
• For-profit organizations
• Scholarships
• Religious organizations for sacramental or theological purposes

WCF Grant Process Frequently Asked Questions

If you have questions about the 2018 Grant process, contact the Community Foundation at info@whidbeyfoundation.org, or call us at 360-660-5041.

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