To serve you better, Island Thrift has launched a new grants application system for our community grants program. Organizations are now able to register for a new account.
Features you'll love include saving progress as you go for up to three months, application auto-fill with your GuideStar profile, and past grant history tracking.
Many familiar questions from our legacy grant applications have been kept with a focus on impact and outcomes.
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.
Funding decisions are based on 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.
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 three months. To allow enough time, please submit your request 60-90 days before the grant is needed. 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.