Every 10 years, everyone in the country is counted in the national census. And when we say everyone, we mean everyone. All residents of every ethnicity, regardless of immigration status, including kids, seniors, military members, and people experiencing homelessness.
As of September 17, Washington state has a self-response rate of 71.8%. Island County has a self-response rate of 69.2%. We have more to go. Continue reading “Complete the Census today, benefit our community for the next 10 years”
Whidbey Community Foundation (WCF) awarded a grant to the Opportunity Council for the NW Center for Child Care Retention and Expansion. As part of the award, approximately $25,000 will be made available for pass-through grants to all licensed child care providers on Whidbey Island. Continue reading “WCF invests in child care providers from COVID-19 Community Resilience Fund”
WCF recognizes the uncertainty that lays ahead for our nonprofit partners as they navigate their operations and programs during the pandemic. The next year or more will look different from any other we have experienced. The economic forecast, public health considerations, and advisories are expected to change regularly. How are nonprofits adapting to this new environment? How can we balance concern for safety with resuming critical community services? What sort of “new normal” can we expect? Continue reading “Whidbey Nonprofit Survey Results and Next Zoom Community Forum”
The COVID-19 Community Resilience Fund at Whidbey Community Foundation was formed to provide resources to nonprofit organizations on Whidbey Island working with our friends and neighbors who are impacted by coronavirus and the economic consequences of this outbreak. To date, Whidbey Community Foundation has awarded nearly $140,000 to 28 organizations from the COVID-19 Fund. Through the generosity and support of the Island community and beyond, WCF has raised over $210,000 for this Fund. Continue reading “WCF Awards Nearly $140,000 from COVID-19 Fund”
Whidbey Community Foundation recognizes the tremendous strain on our nonprofit sector and the people and places they support due to the current economic and social issues. In addition to the COVID-19 Community Resilience Fund, which is actively raising and distributing funds to community organizations serving those populations disproportionately affected by the pandemic, WCF’s Board of Directors designated up to $100,000 toward the 2020 Annual Grant Cycle. Continue reading “WCF announces up to $100,000 available for general operations and capacity-building grants for Whidbey nonprofits”