Community Grant Program
Goosefoot is pleased to offer a formal community grant program to non-profit organizations working on behalf of the South Whidbey community.
April 8: Letters of Inquiry (LOI) due
April 11: Organizations to hear back by this date on whether they are invited to apply for a grant.
April 15: Grant information workshop
May 20: Grant applications due from invited organizations
July 10: Funding decisions announced
Information and Forms:
Community Grant Guidelines
Letter of Inquiry
Grant Application Form (not available yet)
Goosefoot's supported organizations receive support annually as well: South Whidbey@Home, Whidbey Camano Land Trust, Whidbey Island Nourishes, and Whidbey Watershed Stewards.
Goosefoot is pleased to have distributed a total of $263,400 last year to 22 local non-profits working on behalf of the South Whidbey community. (See list of grantees below).
In addition to distributing $99,400 to 16 organizations through our Community Grant Program, we also donated $164,000 to six other non-profit organizations in 2018. The Organic Farm School and South Whidbey School Farm received monies from multi-year grants given before Goosefoot’s charitable giving program was formalized in early 2017. South Whidbey at Home, Whidbey Camano Land Trust, Whidbey Island Nourishes, and Whidbey Watershed Stewards all receive annual funding in their capacity as supported organizations of Goosefoot. As such, each group appoints two members to the Goosefoot board of directors to contribute valuable experience on how to best direct the organization’s philanthropy to fulfill its mission on South Whidbey.
Goosefoot awarded $99,400 to the following 16 organizations through its Community Grant Program in 2018:
CADA to create a pilot youth assistance program.
Civility First for grant writing assistance.
Friends of Friends for assistance with dental costs to those struggling to meet dental expenses.
Good Cheer to develop tools to assess the health and nutritional needs of the South Whidbey community.
Helping Hand to assist South Whidbey residents with payment of heating bills.
Island County Fair Association to assist with purchase of an automated ticketing system.
Island Senior Services to support their Aging and Disability Resources programming.
Mother Mentors to assist with an increased demand for their services by building administrative capacity.
Queer Pride for a survey to measure community needs.
Mobile Turkey Unit for turkeys to provide dinners on Thanksgiving Day.
Readiness to Learn to expand their services and ability to respond to community needs at the South Whidbey Community Center.
South Whidbey Commons to provide workforce training to students in the South Whidbey School District.
South Whidbey Tilth to assist with building a new farm stand.
Whidbey Homeless Coalition to fund resources and services that will allow their clients to seek jobs and housing.
Whidbey Island Grown to support efforts to market local farmers and producers.
Whidbey Island Waldorf School to fund their after-school programs for children