Ebey's Forever Historic Preservation Grant Program

Family poses in front of historic structure.
Kathy Baxter (pictured with sign) poses with friends and family in front of the historic Cawsey House, which was built in 1890 and restored in 2013.

NPS Photo (S. Steen)


The Ebey's Forever Grant program continues with applications available in January, 2021.

With funding provided by the Friends of Ebey's, the Trust Board is pleased to continue another year of grants awarded to historic properties throughout the Central Whidbey Historic District and Ebey's Reserve.

For more information on the grant program, please contact the office of the Trust Board at 360.678.6084.

Front door of old log inn with American Flag.
Front Entrance of the 1907 Captain Whidbey Inn, 2019 grant recipient.

Photo courtesy of Rich Yukubousky and the Trust Board of Ebey's Landing NHR.

The Ebey’s Forever Grant Program was established 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, more than 45 historic buildings have received often critical funding for brick-and-mortar preservation work. As a result, over $1.1 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 is raised 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: August 19, 2020

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