Request A Grant

About Our Grants

Island Thrift primarily awards grants for specific projects, events, and new programs on Whidbey Island that support seniors, youth, and quality of life – with a special focus on the communities served by our thrift store.


Grant applications are accepted on a rolling basis without deadline. Funding decisions are driven by such factors as the number of people to be served, the needs and abilities of an organization, and the potential for funding from other sources. Grants for general operating support (such as those for salaries and overhead) are typically limited.


A list of grants we have awarded can be found on our Community Grants page.

How To Get Started

Use the grant application that corresponds to the amount of your funding request. Draft grants can be saved in your account account for up to six months. To allow enough time for a funding decision and post-award coordination, please submit your request 60-90 days before the grant is needed. Please use your organization’s mailing address so that we may reach you by US Mail. A complete application is required for grants to be considered.


Once submitted, organizations may be contacted to provide more information, or in some cases to give a brief presentation of the grant proposal to the board of directors. Funding announcements are made by US Mail typically within 60 to 90 days from the time of application submission.

For questions regarding Island Thrift grants, please contact the Grants Committee.

Available Grant Applications

  • Simple Grant Application for grants of $100 to $1,000
  • Full Grant Application for grants of more than $1,000 +

If requested, be willing to provide Island Thrift information on the success or progress of the program or project.

Please note, selected grantees may have their organization name, logo, description, and website appear in printed materials and/or online by Island Thrift.

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