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.
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 $247,000 to date in 2019 to 26 local non-profits working on behalf of the South Whidbey community.
In addition to distributing $101,000 to 21 organizations through our Community Grant Program (see list below), we also donated $146,000 to five other non-profit organizations in 2019. The South Whidbey School Farm received the last payment of a multi-year grant 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.
Currently, Goosefoot has a $25,000 community matching grant in play for Bayview Community Hall’s “Paint the Hall” campaign. The 90-year-old Bayview Corner icon and treasured community resource is in serious need of exterior lead abatement, structural repairs, and painting. Goosefoot will match up to $15,000 in cash donations and up to $10,000 in donated supplies and labor. Donate here.
Goosefoot awarded $101,000 to the following 21 organizations through its Community Grant Program in 2019:
Citizens Against Domestic & Sexual Abuse (CADA) for funding staff and restorative therapy for youth and adults.
Clinton Community Hall to support efforts to be a better functioning community hall with necessary equipment purchases.
Coupeville Farm to School Program to help move their program into the middle school.
Friends of Friends for support of their dental care fund.
Healthy Island Youth Initiative to fund scholarships for participation in sports and other physical activities.
Hearts & Hammers to replace or repair the roofs of at least 4 homes on South Whidbey.
Helping Hand for assistance with rent, utility bills, and other basic needs.
The Hub Youth Central for their Summer Food and Fun program.
Island Senior Services to support their Aging and Disability program.
Leadership Whidbey to develop a training program for local community leaders.
Master Gardener Program for classes related to food productivity.
Mother Mentors to assist with general operating support due to large state budget cut.
Orca Network in support of the Whale Museum in Langley.
Organic Farm School for strategic planning and developing new markets off-Island.
Readiness to Learn for support to meet increasing demand for services.
South Whidbey Commons to renovate their kitchen and increase training capacity.
South Whidbey Historical Society to assist with their cataloguing of South Whidbey history.
South Whidbey Tilth to build a seasonally year-round community farm stand.
Whidbey Homeless Coalition to further develop their mentor program.
Whidbey Island Center for the Arts for their efforts to get state certification for Langley as a Certified Creative District (CCD).
Whidbey Veteran’s Resource Center to increase staff hours.