These are exciting times for Whidbey Community Foundation. We’re 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!
Goosefoot Community Fund and Whidbey Community Foundation partnered together again to raise over $125,000 for the Essential Needs Program, providing direct assistance to local households struggling to afford basic needs. Because of your generous donations, The Goose Grocer Roundup Program, Cocktails for a Cause at Prima Bistro & Saltwater and initial seed funding, together we have met and surpassed our goal!
Thanks to your contributions, we are able to work with Opportunity Council in disbursing these funds to our community members who are in need of some extra support. Thank you, Whidbey!
Each corporate philanthropy investment, regardless of the size, grows the ripple of philanthropy created by our community. Thank you to Puget Sound Energy for your generous support of Whidbey Community Foundation and our Island.
It has been over two years since the start of the pandemic, but the rising cost of goods, lack of affordable housing, and limited public transportation on the Island have led to many of our Whidbey neighbors struggling to afford even their basic needs. Goosefoot Community Fund (Goosefoot) and Whidbey Community Foundation (WCF) have partnered for a second year to raise funds for the Essential Needs Program with a mission to keep our Whidbey neighbors housed, keep them working, and help them through emergencies.
Whidbey Community Foundation (WCF) is pleased to announce its fifth annual grant cycle will be opening on July 1. Any organization that operates with a charitable status or for a charitable purpose on Whidbey Island is eligible to apply for a grant. The organization does not need to have a headquarters or physical presence on Whidbey, so long as services are provided here.