On October 10, 2018, Whidbey Community Foundation distributed grants to 13 nonprofits serving Whidbey Island, as part of its first annual Grant Cycle.
A total of 27 applications were received for the funding opportunities that were announced in July. Grant awards for human service projects were provided to Whidbey Homeless Coalition, Medical Safety Net of North Whidbey, Small Miracles Coupeville Medical Support Fund, and Friends of Friends Medical Support Fund.
Additional funding for grants was made available through the 2017 Christmas Sculpture Fundraiser, and grants from this fund were provided to Readiness to Learn, South Whidbey Good Cheer, Hearts and Hammers, South Whidbey Children’s Center, Helping Hand of South Whidbey, Island Shakespeare Festival, SPIN Café, Mother Mentors Whidbey Island, and Island County Back Country Horsemen.
Since its founding, the Whidbey Community Foundation has provided 17 grants totaling $76,850.