New Grant Opportunities Available from Whidbey Community Foundation!

Whidbey Community Foundation (WCF) is pleased to share that it has two new grant programs accepting applications—the Community Health Grant Program and the Nonprofit Capacity-Building Grant Program. Any organization that operates with a charitable status or for a charitable purpose on behalf of Whidbey Island is eligible to apply for a grant.

WCF’s mission is to improve the quality of life on Whidbey Island. Many factors contribute to the conditions that shape a thriving, healthy community. A wide range of factors influence how long and how well we live, including: opportunities for education, income and wealth, safe housing, and the right to shape policies and practices that impact our lives and futures. Community Health grants will be awarded to projects and organizations that take action to improve health and eliminate unjust barriers to opportunity for all who call Whidbey home—now and into the future.

Nonprofit Capacity Building grants support the organizational strength and effectiveness of nonprofits on Whidbey Island. Capacity-building grants are awarded to nonprofits for one-time projects that address a part of the organization’s strategic plan to improve the management, governance, and administration of the organization. By strengthening the internal capacity of an organization, WCF believes the programs and services will also be strengthened.

“Our Grants Committee is made up of community members from all across our island and helps WCF determine priority areas for funding. This year, WCF has created two new grant programs that are open to all nonprofit organizations serving Whidbey Island. Through our Community Health grant program, we are looking to fund organizations working to improve the health of our Island. Our Nonprofit Capacity Building grant program will fund projects meant to fortify the foundation of organizations serving Whidbey,” stated Jessie Gunn, Executive Director “We look forward to reviewing this year’s applications and learning more about the work being done in our community!”

Grant applications will be accepted through August 31, 2024. If you have questions about the grant process, email or call 360-660-5041.

For more information, please visit our Grant Opportunities page.

About Whidbey Community Foundation

Whidbey Community Foundation was founded in 2016 by long-time community members. Our mission is to improve the quality of life on Whidbey by: providing support for the nonprofit sector, assisting donors to build and preserve enduring assets for charitable purposes, and meeting community needs through financial awards. Visit WCF’s website and follow us on Facebook and Instagram for more information.