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!

Upcoming Nonprofit Workshops

So, You’re Writing A Grant…

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.

Join WCF and facilitator Jeff Natter for a grant workshop on Zoom happening Tuesday June 25th at 2pm.

This workshop is hosted by Whidbey Community Foundation for free for nonprofit organizations serving Whidbey Island.

Claim Your Free Locable Profile Today

Whidbey Community Foundation is excited to announce we have revamped our Nonprofit Directory! We have integrating Locable, a free marketing service, into our website to help us better serve you.

How can Whidbey Community Foundation support your nonprofit?

Funding

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.

Programs

Trainings

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.