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As a 501(c)(3) educational non-profit, the Whidbey Institute depends upon the support of those we serve. Your tax-deductible gift in any amount helps us tend and nurture the special spaces, life-changing programs, and transformative experiences that have defined our organization for over four decades.

Read our most recent Gratitude Report to learn how your investment touched lives in 2016.


Federal Tax ID # 31-1518700

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.

  • New or near new John Deere riding lawnmower
  • New or near new 15 passenger van with side step
  • EV carts or shuttles
  • Video camera
  • Video lighting
  • DSLR camera
  • Digital projector
  • New or near new office chairs
  • Noise cancelling earphones
  • Gift cards to restaurants, stores, and online resources (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