Celebrating Connection: 2023 Impact Report

Many of us started 2023 eager for more connections after years of distance and isolation. Whether living on or visiting Whidbey Island–one immediately senses deep ties to people and this place.

As a growing community foundation, we know the value of connections. Connecting with nonprofits and donors, connecting with community leaders, connecting emerging ideas with existing resources, and connecting these components together. It’s a weaver’s role we lean into and one that we believe will be essential as WCF serves the changing needs of our community.

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Join Our Team!

Are you passionate about the field of early learning? Are you eager to be a part of building a world-class early learning system? Do you enjoy facilitating connections and promoting collaboration?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, Whidbey Community Foundation and the Partners for Young Children (PYC) Steering Committee are interested in learning more about your qualifications and experience. We are currently looking for a dynamic and energetic person to work as the PYC Coordinator.

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Whidbey Community Foundation Provides Bridge Loan to South Whidbey Commons As Part of Its New Impact Investing Initiative, Helping to Reinvigorate a Langley Favorite

South Whidbey Commons Cafe & Books (the Commons), a 501(c)(3) nonprofit located in downtown Langley on Whidbey Island, recently received a bridge loan from the Whidbey Community Foundation (WCF) as part of WCF’s new impact investing initiative. With the bridge loan, the Commons is building a bold new vision for its café, gathering space(s), workforce development program, and the organization as a whole.

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The Whidbey Affordable Housing Fund

Whidbey Community Foundation is pleased to announce a new partnership with JADE Craftsman Builders in creating a field-of-interest fund for the community—the Whidbey Affordable Housing Fund. To start, this fund will make grants to nonprofit organizations working on affordable housing on Whidbey Island. JADE made the first donation to the new fund.

People who live and work on Whidbey are facing increasing challenges in finding affordable housing. When teachers, restaurant workers, farmers and so many others struggle to afford a place to live on the island, it affects the entire community.

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Whidbey Community Foundation Open Call for Board Candidates

Whidbey Community Foundation is growing and embracing the next stage of impact through relationships, trust, and community. It’s more vital than ever to have broad community participation and diverse voices at the table to help guide our grantmaking, steward the community funds entrusted to us, and lead our strategic work.

We’re pleased to announce that we’re openly seeking community members to serve on our Board of Directors. This opportunity is a great way to inspire local philanthropy and support the Whidbey community you love. Please consider whether this may be a good fit for you, nominate yourself, and help us spread the word to your networks!

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