Our Future

The Whidbey Institute has a bright future, thanks to the support and dedication of the hundreds of individuals and organizations who have played a part in its development.

From our home at Chinook and our satellite office at Impact Hub Seattle, we stand for transformative leadership, thriving communities, and ecosystem vitality on South Whidbey and around the region. Our network of mission-aligned partners is growing, along with our reach—and our ability to do more work, in more ways, for the common good. Our inspired and diverse team of board and staff is proud of our strong vision and impact, and grateful for the sustaining support of the friends, fellows, donors, partners, and volunteers who work, with us, toward a more sustainable and just future.

In 2013, we celebrated four decades of dedication to our work in a joyful 40th Anniversary Festival. Now, in our fifth decade, we draw from both our founding values and our contemporary vision in meeting today’s most critical challenges.

During our October 2014 Celebration of Gratitude, we shared updates on priority stewardship projects at Chinook, how our programs and partnerships have evolved, and how we’re expanding our impact for the common good throughout Cascadia. Some of those updates are shared in the slideshows below.

We were grateful for the chance to dream together into what the future holds! The Celebration included a Gala dinner auction—during which we experienced once again the incredible support which makes this work possible—and a Community Festival which brought all ages together to learn, explore, play, and celebrate on the land. 

We cannot do this work alone, and invite you to stay involved through participating in our programs, visiting the land, volunteering, or contributing other resources.

 

Find Your Way Here: A 2014 Snapshot 

 

Looking Ahead at Our Fifth Decade