WCF announces up to $100,000 available for general operations and capacity-building grants for Whidbey nonprofits

Whidbey Community Foundation recognizes the tremendous strain on our nonprofit sector and the people and places they support due to the current economic and social issues. In addition to the COVID-19 Community Resilience Fund, which is actively raising and distributing funds to community organizations serving those populations disproportionately affected by the pandemic, WCF’s Board of Directors designated up to $100,000 toward the 2020 Annual Grant Cycle.

Grant applications of up to $5,000 will be accepted beginning July 1 through August 31.

Through the Annual Grant Cycle, Whidbey Community Foundation wants 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.

The Community Foundation will prioritize funding for the following purposes:

  • General operations
  • Capacity-building support focused on building organizational capacities.  Examples are leadership training, fundraising support, communications, technology upgrades, evaluation systems, and new collaborative capacities
  • Project support

Any organization that operates with a charitable status or for a charitable purpose on Whidbey Island is eligible to apply for a grant. You do not need to have a headquarters or physical presence on Whidbey, so long as services are provided here. 

Unlike our prior Annual Grant Cycles, we have opened eligibility to all nonprofit categories on Whidbey Island.

The 2020 grant application will open on July 1, 2020. Please check WCF’s Grant Application page on our website for more details. Paper copies can be made available.

If you have questions about the 2020 Grant process, contact WCF at info@whidbeyfoundaiton.org, or call us at 360-660-5041.

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.