Langley Village in the spring

We help make Whidbey nonprofits even better

Whidbey nonprofits help sustain our beautiful, vibrant Island. But it can be difficult for them to find the time and money to travel to Seattle or beyond for the training and assistance they need to stay up to date on new tactics and trends. In consultation with the organizations we support, the Foundation delivers specialized training that meets the unique needs of small to mid-size rural or small-town nonprofits. We envision helping charitable organizations in everything from executing best practices in financial management to developing a major gift strategy, honing their messages to producing fundraising events, evaluating and improving programs to recruiting board members and volunteers.

Stay tuned as we continue to update this page as our nonprofit services grow!

So You’re Writing A Grant

Join WCF for one of our most requested workshop topics, grant writing!

Why do you apply for grants? How can you persuade funders that your program is a good fit for their funding priorities? In this workshop, you’ll learn about grantwriting best practices from the perspective of the grant reviewers who will be making decisions about your funding applications. The information provided in this presentation can be applied to all of your competitive grant proposals and not just limited to Whidbey Community Foundation’s grants program.

This workshop for nonprofits serving Whidbey will be hosted online on Tuesday June 13, from 10am – 11:30am and Wednesday July 12, from 3pm – 4:30pm.

This workshop is FREE to nonprofits serving Whidbey Island.

About the facilitator:

Jeff Natter, MPH (he/him) has created and managed grants programs for over 25 years.  He has served as Manager of the Ryan White Part A HIV/AIDS Program at Public Health – Seattle & King County and as Executive Director at the Pacific Hospital Preservation and Development Authority. In these positions, Jeff was responsible for developing and administering health and social service grants totaling over $150 million. 

He has also reviewed grants for the federal Health Resources and Services Administration, the Pride Foundation, the Greater Seattle Business Association, and the Unfunded List, and served as a frequent presenter at the Puget Sound Grantmakers Association, Jeff holds a Masters in Public Health from Columbia University and Master of Fine Arts in Acting from Yale School of Drama. Jeff is also a rabid Seattle Storm fan and has the ink to prove it!

How can Whidbey Community Foundation support your nonprofit?


Annual Grant Cycle

Annual funding opportunity for nonprofits from Whidbey Community Foundation’s Foundation Fund.

Funds at WCF

Additional funding can be provided to nonprofits through our various funds held at WCF such as our donor advised, field of interest, and Holiday Sculpture funds.



WCF will offer additional trainings to support nonprofit staff and board members on topics such as: strategic planning, financial management, and board governance.

Additional Resources

Events Board

A calendar that compiles nonprofit events on Whidbey Island so nonprofits can reference it when event planning to reduce overlap and conflicts. Learn more.

Job & Volunteer Board

An opportunity to share job & volunteer openings in the nonprofit sector. Learn more.

WCF Newsletter

A monthly newsletter with information on upcoming funding opportunities, trainings, job & volunteer openings, events, and news from the foundation. Sign up at the bottom of the page. View our Newsletter Archive.

Nonprofit Directory

A directory of nonprofits for partnership and donor information. Learn More.

Nonprofit Agency Fund

Nonprofit organizations wishing for the foundation to manage their endowed funds into the future can create a nonprofit agency fund at WCF. Contact us to learn more.

Fiscal Sponsorship

The option for charitable projects that are not currently 501(c)(3) nonprofits to work under WCF’s nonprofit designation. Contact us to learn more.

Nonprofit Support

The possibility to meet with a WCF staff to ask questions and be connected to local resources and consultants.

Calendar of Upcoming Trainings

Upcoming Trainings