WCF Received a Grant from the Washington Census Equity Fund

Whidbey Community Foundation is excited to announce that we have received $10,000 in funding from the Washington Census Equity Fund which will help us promote a robust and accurate count in the 2020 Census. Census data is used to determine how more than $800 billion in federal funds are distributed back to local communities every year for services and infrastructure, including schools, hospitals, fire departments and roads.

WCF will provide targeted training opportunities for local nonprofit organizations, informational handouts, and a public outreach campaign. Training for nonprofits will include workshops for staff, board members, and volunteers that work with hard-to-count individuals from all backgrounds on Whidbey Island. 

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Jessie Gunn Named First Program Manager for WCF

The Board of Whidbey Community Foundation is excited to announce our first staff member, Jessie Gunn, who takes the position of part-time Program Manager.  Jessie joined WCF in April 2019 after more than 10 years of experience in the social sector having worked with national foundations, government programs, nonprofits, and corporate philanthropy.

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Updating Our Directory of Whidbey Nonprofits

We value the great work our Whidbey nonprofits do to improve the quality of lives on the island and are committed to supporting your efforts.

One of our projects is to create a directory of all nonprofits on Whidbey. We have started the database with downloads of information from the Secretary of State and IRS. You can see the first phase on our website here. We believe this information will be useful to folks who are looking for a particular interest or service, for people looking for a place to volunteer, and for donors interested in a specific cause.

We need your help to update and complete the information we currently have for your organization. Please take a few minutes to complete this online form.

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