Whidbey Community Foundation Annual Grant Cycle Opens July 1st

Whidbey Community Foundation (WCF) is pleased to announce its fifth annual grant cycle will be opening on July 1. Any organization that operates with a charitable status or for a charitable purpose on Whidbey Island is eligible to apply for a grant. The organization does not need to have a headquarters or physical presence on Whidbey, so long as services are provided here.

This year, WCF will prioritize funding for child and family wellness, food insecurity, and technology capacity building.

“Our Grants Committee is made up of community members from all across our island and helps WCF determine priority areas for funding. This year, WCF will focus on three grant programs. Through the Child and Family Wellness grant program, we are continuing our investment in the health and well-being of our youth and the families that support them. We will prioritize nonprofits working to address Mental Health and/or Early Childhood needs on Whidbey Island. Through the Food Insecurity grant program, we are aiming to support community-based organizations and programs that are fighting food insecurity and providing access to nutritious food. And through the Technology Capacity Building grant program, we want to support Whidbey nonprofits with technology investments that help to expand their reach or impact” stated Robin Hertlein, Board Member.

Grant applications of up to $5,000 will be accepted beginning July 1 through September 12. Please check WCF’s Grant Application page on our website for more details. Paper copies can be made available. Visit WCF’s website www.whidbeyfoundation.org for more information. If you have questions about the grant process, email info@whidbeyfoundation.org or call 360-660-5041.

For more information, please visit our Apply for a Grant page and join us on June 28th from 3:00pm – 4:00pm for our Zoom Community Forum on the 2022 Annual Grant Cycle. Please register HERE.

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. Through the generous support of our community, WCF has been able to grant over $840,000 in financial awards to nonprofits since 2017.