Whidbey Community Foundation Annual Grant Cycle Opens July 1st

Whidbey Community Foundation (WCF) is pleased to announce its fourth 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 childhood wellness, environmental conservation and sustainability projects, and racial equity projects.

“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 Childhood Wellness grant program, we are continuing our investment in the health and well-being of our youth, particularly during this time of COVID recovery. Through the Environmental grant program, we are aiming to advance specific conservation and sustainability projects on Whidbey (and our surrounding waters). And through the Racial Equity grant program, we want to support nonprofits and others in our community who commit to anti-racism work, and hope these grants are a starting point for dialogue, learning, collaborative action, and healing,” stated Robin Hertlein, Board Member and Chair of the Grants Committee.

Grant applications of up to $5,000 will be accepted beginning July 1 through August 31. 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 grant process, email info@whidbeyfoundation.org or call 360-660-5041.

For more information, please join us on July 7th from 2:30pm – 3:30pm for our Zoom Community Forum on the 2021 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 $640,000 in financial awards to nonprofits since 2017.