Whidbey Community Foundation is excited to announce the awardees of its 3rd Annual Grant Cycle. Grants this year were focused on general operating and capacity building support due to the effects of Covid-19 on nonprofits.
“Through the Annual Grant Cycle this year, Whidbey Community Foundation wanted to enable nonprofits working on Whidbey Island to focus on long-term mission fulfillment by providing support that is flexible and enables organizations to build critical skills and adapt as work structures pivot due to the pandemic,” stated Executive Director Nancy Conard.
WCF awarded 30 grantees totaling $118,000 this year spanning all parts of Whidbey Island in sectors ranging from environmental conservation and basic human services, to arts & culture and historical preservation. By comparison, last year WCF awarded 19 nonprofits totaling $24,000 in grants.
“WCF has seen tremendous growth in the last year. We are working collaboratively with donors and community-based organizations in a shared vision of a healthy, vibrant, and unified Whidbey Island community. Our ability to award over $100,000 to 30 nonprofits this year is reflective of that collective impact. And yet, we still have a lot more to do. We are excited about the role the community foundation is taking on for our island,” said Conard.
Since grants were first awarded in 2017, Whidbey Community Foundation has provided 111 grants totaling over $424,000.
2020 Annual Grant Cycle Awardees
- Big Brothers Big Sisters of Island County
- Central Whidbey Cooperative Preschool
- Friends of Friends Medical Support Fund
- Historic Whidbey
- Island Senior Resources
- Island Shakespeare Festival
- Mobile Turkey Unit of Whidbey Island
- Mother Mentors of Whidbey Island
- Oak Harbor Educational Foundation
- Orca Network
- Organic Farm School
- Pacific Rim Institute
- Partners for Youth Empowerment
- Penn Cove Water Festival
- Readiness to Learn on behalf of South Whidbey School District Farm Program
- Saratoga Orchestra of Whidbey Island
- Small Miracles Coupeville Medical Support Fund
- Sno-Isle Libraries Foundation for The Opportunity Fund
- Sound Water Stewards of Island County
- South Whidbey Children’s Center
- SPIN Cafe
- Summit Assistance Dogs
- Toddler Learning Center
- Whidbey Homeless Coalition
- Whidbey Island Conservation District
- Whidbey Island Nourishes
- Whidbey Playhouse Association
- Whidbey Veterans Resource Center
- WSU Foundation on behalf of 4-H Island County