Whidbey Community Foundation joins statewide COVID-19 relief effort “All In WA”; Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos commits $25 million to statewide matching gift challenge

Today, Whidbey Community Foundation joins in the launch of All In WA a coordinated, statewide relief effort that will support workers and families who have been acutely affected by the COVID-19 crisis.

All In WA has issued a $25 million-dollar matching gift challenge for the state. For every dollar raised, All In WA will match dollar for dollar, up to $1 million per unique donor.

Donate to the Fund

Community members can donate locally to the COVID-19 Community Resilience Fund at Whidbey Community Foundation and provide twice the impact in helping our neighbors in need.

Donate online and note that this gift was inspired by “All In WA”.

You may also donate by check and mail it to PO Box 1135, Coupeville, WA 98239. Please indicate “All In WA COVID-19” in the memo line.

About All In WA

All In WA is a coordinated, statewide relief effort powered by a coalition of companies, philanthropic leaders, community foundations, United Way organizations, community leaders, frontline nonprofits, individuals, and public officials. These groups are coming together to provide immediate critical and emergency support for workers and families most affected by COVID-19 across Washington State, and to mobilize committed community and philanthropic groups to go All In for WA.

There will be a virtual benefit concert, All In WA: A Concert for COVID Relief by Presenting Sponsor Amazon, on June 10 to be streamed live beginning at 7:00p.m. PT on KING 5 (NBC, Seattle), KONG (Independent, Seattle) KREM (CBS, Spokane), KVEW/KAPP, and KGW Portland on Amazon Music’s Twitch channel (www.twitch.tv/amazonmusic)  and through www.allinWA.org. Immediately following the live stream, a recording of the concert will be available on Prime Video. KEXP will be a radio media sponsor.

The virtual concert will feature performances by Washington state talent including Pearl Jam, Macklemore, Brandi Carlile, Ciara, Russell Wilson, The Black Tones, Dave Matthews, Sir Mix-A-Lot, Pete Carroll, Mary Lambert, Joel McHale, Ben Gibbard, and Allen Stone with a full lineup to be announced at a later date.

About the COVID-19 Community Resilience Fund at Whidbey Community Foundation

The COVID-19 Community Resilience Fund provides resources to nonprofit organizations on Whidbey Island working with our friends and neighbors who are impacted by coronavirus and the economic consequences of this outbreak. Hosted by the Whidbey Community Foundation, the fund is designed to complement the work of public agencies by expanding local capacity to address aspects of the outbreak as efficiently as possible.

To date, WCF has awarded over $80,000 to 20 organizations from the COVID-19 Fund. Funds will be used toward a variety of needs, including: purchasing Air Purifying Respirators for Whidbey Island’s only public-serving hospital; supporting increased demand at food banks; coordinating meal services to children, families, seniors, and those experiencing homelessness; tele-health therapy for survivors of abuse; tele-health services for early childhood intervention; free childcare for healthcare workers and first responders; and technology to support remote learning for homeless youth.

About Whidbey Community Foundation

Whidbey Community Foundation (WCF) 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.


Please contact Whidbey Community Foundation at info@whidbeyfoundation.org or 360-660-5041