The 2021 Ebey's Forever Grant Application is now available.
The Trust Board is pleased to announce the 2021 Ebey's Forever Grant application is now available for contributing structures within the Central Whidbey Historic District and Ebey's Reserve.
The Ebey’s Forever Grant Program was established by the Trust Board in 2011 as a means of supporting the preservation, rehabilitation, and continued use of heritage buildings within the Reserve.
One of the most challenging issues facing the still-working landscape of the Reserve has been an accelerating loss of the significant historic buildings that represent that “unbroken record.” More than 40 barns, outbuildings and farmhouses that date back to the 1850s have disappeared in the last four decades. Through local preservation programs and partnerships, the Trust Board of Ebey's Reserve works to ensure the historical legacy of the community remains an integral element of the evolving landscape.
Through the Ebey's Forever Grant Program, established by the Trust Board of Ebey's Landing NHR, more than 81 historic buildings have received often critical funding for brick-and-mortar preservation work. As a result, over a million dollars has been invested directly into the continued life of these irreplaceable buildings. Not only is the lion’s share of this money going back into the local economy, but all the grant funding for the work has been raised by both the Trust Board and by the Friends of Ebey's, through private donation - one neighbor to another. Overall, the Ebey’s Forever Grant Program serves as an inspiring example of how a vibrant community can keep its history alive.
If you have questions about the Ebey's Forever Grant Program, please contact the office of the Trust Board of Ebey's Landing NHR at (360) 678-6084.
Last updated: February 5, 2021