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About Us

Our mission

To cultivate place, nurture community, and co-create experiences which grow our human capacity for compassionate, courageous action.


Our guiding purpose

To serve as a home for ongoing inquiry, learning, and transformation in response to the unprecedented challenges of our time—environmental, technological, social, moral, spiritual—and the call for a human response commensurate with our responsibility.


Our vision

People and communities wholeheartedly meeting the complex challenges of our time.

Our History

The Whidbey Institute grew out of the Chinook Learning Community, founded in 1972 in service to Earth, Spirit, and the Human Future. Learn more here.

Our Team

Our staff, board, contractors, interns and volunteers are wholeheartedly committed to the work, mission, and stewardship of the Whidbey Institute. Meet the team.

Who We Serve

A home for transformational learning since 1972, we exist for those who sense the urgency and responsibility of our time and feel called to respond. Learn more.