Join the 147 people who have already given!

Help us reach our goal before the end of our Winter Campaign – January 31, 2023!

Total raised so far – $269,000 | Total remaining – $81,000

Thank you for your generous contributions!


We need places like the Whidbey Institute to meet the challenges in our world that are calling us to heal and transform ourselves and our world. People are drawn to the Whidbey Institute to slow down, nourish themselves, and reflect on what is theirs to do in this time of great need. In this post-pandemic world, they are hungry to connect and collaborate with their community and gain capacities to better serve. Whether they are participants in transformative programs, non-profit teams strategizing for a day, or visitors hiking the trails, meditating in the Sanctuary, or walking in the gardens, people come here to be changed by this place so that they can go back into their lives to create our future.

As we end a third (and hopefully final) COVID-19 impacted year, and without the government support that was offered last year, we find ourselves in continued need of your support for this place we all love. While we saw more programs returning or joining us for the first time in 2022, groups were smaller and, like most organizations, we saw our costs increase. In 2023, we anticipate returning to pre-Covid levels of earned income but our 2022 income was still only 60% of our optimal level.

Will you support us today to continue the legacy of the Whidbey Institute as a place for those called by the responsibility and transformative potential of these times?

Please give generously to help us meet our 2022-2023 Winter Campaign goal.

You may give on-line or mail us a check at PO Box 57, Clinton, WA 98236. Please be in touch if you want to give a gift of stock or through your donor advised funds.

Thank you for your continued care and support!



Do you prefer to focus your Winter Campaign gift? 

Here are three important ways we will invest your donation. Give to your favorite by clicking a link below, or give to the whole campaign by clicking the link above. 

Be a Sponsor of Programs and Participants

Your gift will sponsor transformative programs so they can keep prices accessible for participants and help new programs get a start.  


Be a Steward of Land and Buildings

Support our Place Team as they steward 106 acres of conservation forest, the Heartland and Legacy Forest, gardens, labyrinth, over 4 miles of public trails, gathering and lodging spaces, the Sanctuary, and support buildings.


Be a Community – Welcoming and Engaging 

Your gift will create programs to welcome back our community and invite new friends for trail hikes, neighborhood potlucks, Storyhouse Stage concerts, our 50th Anniversary and more. 


“Philanthropy is a daily practice, encouraging us to appreciate others, use our whole selves to impact our communities, and clearly see the many ways in which we’re able to strengthen our generous hearts, beginning with ourselves.” —Kristen Corning Bedford

Become a Monthly Donor

When you give monthly, you help steward this land, care for these spaces, and nurture this community.

A monthly gift of any amount is one of the most significant ways you can care for the land, work, and mission of the Whidbey Institute.

“There’s something about getting cash flow every week, deposits every week, that makes doing the work easier.”

Kent Wales, on why he donates monthly


Become a Monthly Donor

Consider a Legacy Gift


Join our Nurse Log community of donors with a Legacy donation to the Whidbey Institute.



We are grateful for our Nurse Log legacy donors. Give by including language in their will or living trust leaving the Whidbey Institute 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 making a legacy donation include:

  • Your generosity 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 intentions 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 legacy gift to the Whidbey Institute, or to let us know of your planned gift, please contact [email protected].

2021 Gratitude Report

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 want to make a donation to cover the cost of new equipment or supplies, please reach out. You can also give online or mail us a check towards the purchase of new equipment or supplies. Be sure to include a memo indicating what you’d like us to purchase with your gift.  

Help us Give Thanks to our Volunteers

Mail us gift cards from local or online stores, restaurants, or service providers. We appreciate being able to give them to our long-term volunteers during special events. 

Make your donation

Call 360-341-1884 to coordinate a drop off of an in-kind gift, mail a check to Whidbey Institute PO Box 57 Clinton, WA 98236, or donate online with the button below. 


One more note . . .

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.