With your support, we’re growing our capacity to nurture the conditions for transformation in service to the world’s greatest challenges.


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To give by check, mail to PO Box 57, Clinton, WA 98236. To make a pledge or discuss your donation options, email Holly. Federal Tax ID # 31-1518700.

December 2019 Update

We have $13,000 in matching funds remaining for 2019!

In 2019, you’ve given donations and pledges totaling over $1 million for the Cabin Village Commons that will dramatically increase our capacity to host worthy, transformative work. Thanks to you, we break ground soon! We’re excited and grateful, but we’re not finished with our WI 2020 initiative. Are you with us as we take two important next steps?


$240,000 will provide a healthy, safe home for present & future caretakers.

Due to structural and air quality issues in the old Hull Cabin, our caretaker now stays in a temporary space of less than 100 square feet with no bathroom or kitchen. We must break ground soon, and need to complete fundraising by June 2020.


$93,000 will complete the Legacy Forest purchase, securing 30 key acres forever.

Final payments for Legacy Forest are due in 2020. You helped us say yes to purchasing this vital habitat for wildlife and learning. The future home of a year-round Legacy Forest Youth Campus is included in our comprehensive conservation easement. Will you help complete this purchase and move forward with the Legacy Forest vision?

2018 Gratitude Report

“I’ve come to understand that this place exists for all of us—for everyone who senses the urgency and the responsibility of this time. To accelerate a cultural shift, which we must do soon, many more people must be able to find places like this to be the homes for their souls and their work.” 

—Kate Snider, Board President


Read our Gratitude Report
to learn how your donations supported courageous change in 2018.

Whidbey Institute 2020

Whidbey Institute 2020 is a four year, $4.5 million capacity building initiative and a vision of a sustainable future.


We launched the Whidbey Institute 2020 capacity-building initiative in 2017, with the goal of raising $4.5 million in four years. Together, we’re evolving our Heartand facilities to better serve leaders and learners of all ages and backgrounds; to permanently protect 106 acres of public-access forests and wetlands; and to develop a Storyhouse Campus that honors the passion and potential of youth.

Learn what we’ve achieved and what’s coming next.

Become a Monthly Donor


When you give monthly, you help support the hardworking team that keeps our doors open—plus, you build the kind of sustainability that allows us to better care for our land, facilities, and programs.

Make an In-Kind Donation

We gratefully accept new equipment, supplies, and technology that can help us better steward the land, support our programs, and work more efficiently.

If you are interested in making an in-kind contribution of material gifts or skilled help, please take a look at our wish list to see what we need, or contact us to learn more.

Our Wish List

Here are some suggestions for items we could use right away. Please email to learn more or to coordinate donations.

  • Garden supplies, including:
    • extra large decorative pots
    • paving stones
    • hedge trimmers
    • Stihl weed wacker and/or chainsaw
    • digging forks
    • garden clippers and pruners
    • horihoris
    • large and small harvest baskets
    • hoses
    • 1” thick rebar
    • shelving units for greenhouse
  • Gift cards for local or online stores, restaurants, or service providers (for volunteer recognition)

We also participate in AmazonSmile, so when you shop using AmazonSmile with Whidbey Institute as your benefitting organization, the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible purchases. Click here to learn more.

Consider a Bequest Gift


You can make a bequest to the Whidbey Institute by including language in your will or living trust leaving a portion of your estate, or by designating the Whidbey Institute as a beneficiary of your retirement account or life insurance policy.

Some of the advantages of creating a bequest include:

  • A bequest costs nothing now, yet gives you the satisfaction of knowing you have provided for the Whidbey Institute in the future
  • You retain control of and use of your assets during your lifetime
  • You may modify your bequest if your circumstances change
  • Gifts to the Whidbey Institute from your estate are exempt from federal estate taxes
  • If you let the Whidbey Institute know of your plans, we will be able to thank you now and recognize you as a member of our Nurse Log circle of donors.

For more information about establishing your bequest gift to the Whidbey Institute, or to let us know of your planned gift, please contact [email protected]