WCF Awards Over $206,000 to 40 Nonprofits in 6th Annual Grant Cycle

Whidbey Community Foundation is excited to announce it has granted awards to 40 nonprofits from its 6th Annual Grant Cycle. Grants this year were focused on four categories: Arts & Culture, K-12 Education, Human Services, and an Open Area. This year WCF received over 89 applications totaling more than $715,000.

Our Grants Committee is made up of community members from all across our island and helps WCF determine final funding decisions. This year, WCF focused on four grant programs: Arts & Culture, K-12 Education, Human Services, and an Open Area,” stated Jessie Gunn, Executive Director

WCF awarded 40 grantees totaling over $206,000 this year spanning all parts of Whidbey Island.

We are excited to be able to award a limited amount of grants in the $10,000 range this year and would like to thank our donors and community supporters who have helped us to reach this point,” said Gunn. “We were able to make grants to 40 nonprofits from different funds held at WCF thanks to our generous donors. This year our grants were funded by the Foundation Fund, the Uplift Fund, the Shapiro-Valis Family Fund, and the Holiday Sculpture Fund.”

Since grants were first awarded in 2017, Whidbey Community Foundation has provided 381 grants totaling nearly $2,000,000.

2023 Annual Grant Cycle Awardees:

Arts & Culture

K-12 Education

Human Services

Open Area

WCF looks forward to continuing to work collaboratively with donors and community-based organizations on Whidbey Island towards a shared vision of a healthy, vibrant, and unified Whidbey Island community.