"There is no power for change greater than a community discovering what it cares about."

- Margaret J. Wheatley

As we enter the holiday season, I am reflective and thankful for the opportunities our community provides for others. What I have learned in the past two years and now four grant cycles is, "if there is a will, there is definitely a way!"

When I first met the donor of the new Local Performing Arts Grants for McIntyre Hall Expenses & Fees endowment fund, I immediatley admired her desire for action and to make a difference. She envisioned a new way to support the arts in our community, and within a matter of months our newest grant cycle launched. Her generosity has ensured many performing arts organizations receive financial support that did not exist before- this year and into the future. Supporting ideas such as this is exactly why the Community Foundation is here.

I'm thankful for every inspiring individual who gives back to our community with a vision and generous heart.
- Maddy MacKenzie, Executive Director
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To Apply Online, View Requirements, Eligibility, & More:
Applications are now being accepted for the
2023 Annual Grant Cycle!

We welcome all levels of participation in our grant cycles. Nonprofits can learn more about applying for a grant and application requirements on our website.

Donors who want to learn about current needs in the community and how to become involved can reach out to us at: 

Maddy MacKenzie, Executive Director:
Sydney Evans, Development & Communications Assoc:
Give us a call any time: 360-419-3181
The Anacortes Women's Giving Circle 
The Annual Membership Kickoff is Today
November 1st at 6:30pm

Seafarer's Memorial Park Building: 601 Seafarers Way, Anacortes WA 98221

The Anacortes Women's Giving Circle, managed by the Skagit Community Foundation, is an opportunity for community-minded women to pool their giving in support of worthy causes or projects that will impact the whole Anacortes-area community.
  • We collaborate through the power of collective philanthropy.
  • We broaden awareness about needs & the work of local nonprofits.
  • We raise a pool of funds each year that provides grants to support initiatives in line with the year's theme, chosen by members.
Nonprofit Grant Applications for the Anacortes Women's Giving Circle's
2022-2023 Grant Cycle Opens: November 15, 2022 - January 30, 2023
To learn more or donate to become a member, visit:
Be sure to check out this year's grantees & their upcoming performances at McIntyre Hall Performing Arts Center:
  • Skagit Symphony
  • Skagit Valley Chorale
  • Cantabile Chamber Choir
  • Pacific Northwest Opera
  • Mount Vernon High School Mariachi & Folklorico
  • Mount Vernon High School Choir
  • Mount Vernon High School: An Evening of Storytelling featuring 
    Donna Barba Higuera, 2022 Newbery Book Award Winner
  • Mount Vernon High School Bands
  • Mount Vernon High School Orchestra
Thank you to the generous donor, a tremendous and passionate supporter of the arts here in Skagit County, for establishing the endowment fund with SCF to create this unique grant opportunity.

Contact Us:

Maddy MacKenzie, Executive Director

Sydney Evans, Development & Communications Associate
The 2022 Candid* (formerly GuideStar) Platinum Seal of Transparency is an honor that recognizes SCF's commitment to accountability, strategic planning, and progress towards our mission.




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