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WCF Offering Capacity-Building Grants of Up To $100,000 To Support NPOs

WCF Offering Capacity-Building Grants of Up To $100,000 To Support NPOs

Deadline: 31-Aug-20

Whidbey Community Foundation has announced up to $100,000 available for general operations and capacity-building grants for Whidbey nonprofits.

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Whidbey Community Foundation recognizes the tremendous strain on its nonprofit sector and the people and places they support due to the current economic and social issues. In addition to the COVID-19 Community Resilience Fund, which is actively raising and distributing funds to community organizations serving those populations disproportionately affected by the pandemic, WCF’s Board of Directors designated up to $100,000 toward the 2020 Annual Grant Cycle.

Additionally, the Whidbey Community Foundation will prioritize funding toward organizations and/or projects that demonstrate a need for organizational recovery or changes in service delivery because of COVID-19.

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Funding Information

The grant application is sized up to $5,000.

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Funding Priorities

Through the Annual Grant Cycle, Whidbey Community Foundation wants to enable nonprofits working on Whidbey Island to focus on long-term mission fulfillment by providing the support that is flexible and enables organizations to build critical skills and adapt as work structures pivot due to the pandemic.
The Community Foundation will prioritize funding for the following purposes:
General operations;
Capacity-building support focused on building organizational capacities. Examples are leadership training, fundraising support, communications, technology upgrades, evaluation systems, and new collaborative capacities;
Project support.
Eligibility Criteria

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Any organization that operates with a charitable status or for a charitable purpose on Whidbey Island is eligible to apply for a grant. You do not need to have a headquarters or physical presence on Whidbey, so long as services are provided here.
Unlike prior Annual Grant Cycles, they have opened eligibility to all nonprofit categories on Whidbey Island, including but not limited to:
Animal Welfare;
Arts and Culture;
Historic Preservation;
Human Services;
Parks & Recreation;
Whidbey Community Foundation does not award grants for the following ineligible organizations or purposes:

Annual campaign appeals;
Political or lobbying activities;
Private operating foundations;
For-profit organizations;
Religious organizations for sacramental or theological purposes.
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