Whidbey nonprofits partner with us to advance their missions

Ducks by a pondDozens of Whidbey Island nonprofits — health and human service agencies, environmental stewardship causes, arts and cultural endeavors, and much more — all serve our community well. Whidbey Community Foundation helps them connect with new donors to raise more money, be more accountable to their supporters, and operate their programs more efficiently and effectively. We also work with nonprofits to help them establish endowments, and then manage those endowment funds for them.

We aim to keep Whidbey philanthropy on Whidbey — and bring more funds from off the Island — to benefit our local charities. Many small nonprofits don’t have the capacity to establish endowments or to accept donations of real estate, personal property, appreciated securities, art and other non-cash contributions. We give donors many choices for how to make a difference and give nonprofits access to important new resources. The Foundation augments, rather than competes with, the resource development efforts of individual nonprofits and other community fundraising organizations. We’re not interested in slicing the existing donor pie into smaller pieces; we aim to create a bigger pie.

Wooden staircase leading through the forestThe Foundation is currently gathering information on local nonprofits for our Nonprofit Directory; you may email us to register. We also plan to offer trainings and consultation to nonprofits and to eventually begin soliciting proposals and distributing grants from our Community Improvement Fund. Stay up to date! Sign up for our future email list by contacting info@whidbeyfoundation.org.