Community Grant Program

For many years, Goosefoot’s grants program has supported our friends and neighbors in need, local business growth, and the preservation of uniquely South Whidbey places.

We have temporarily suspended this program to more focus fully on fundraising for and supporting our affordable housing work through Island Roots Housing (which is under Goosefoot’s fiscal sponsorship). We also continue to provide funding annually to our named supported organizations, Whidbey Watershed Stewards, Whidbey Island Nourishes and South Whidbey@Home as well as to our Essential Needs program. In addition, we oversee the Round Up program at the Goose Grocer which supports a range of other nonprofits in the community.

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Since 2014, we have given out more than $1 million to over 35 local nonprofits!

South Whidbey Island’s small geographic area (from Clinton to Greenbank, about 59 square miles) provides all of us living here with tremendous gifts: Natural beauty. A less hectic pace. Confidence we can count on our neighbors. The joy of running into people we know on a regular basis.  

We are also vulnerable to shifting forces that can hit individual residents, businesses and our entire island community hard. Economic slowdowns, changes in tourism trends, cost of living increases and the lack of affordable housing for workers we rely on. These and other challenges put some of our neighbors, including families and senior citizens, in precarious situations. Goosefoot is proud of the many local organizations we have had the honor to support.