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We are so glad – overjoyed really – we were able to find some money in our budget to develop the “Help Coupeville Come Back From Covid19” grants.

Starting with the dollars we earmarked, the efforts of The Captain Whidbey Inn, Salty Acres Farm, 3 Sisters Market, One Willow Farm, Ashley’s Design’s, our Pennies for Preservation givers and countless other donors who jumped on the cause, we were able to give over 11 thousand dollars in unrestricted grants to 20 small businesses in our historic catchment in May.

Since then we have been focused on June grants. We hope you’ll consider helping us make another round of grants for our local business owners this month. Small businesses across the country, state and county are struggling still and they need as much community support as they can get.

In this post we’re including just a few of the thank you’s we’ve received from the May grants so you can read for yourself just how much these grants are needed and appreciated.

Though able to open with Phase 2 guidelines, our local small business owners are not out of the economic woods from the closures. The burden of an extensive amount of lost revenue and bills still rolling in, the majority of our local business owners are treading carefully and peddling as fast as they can.

Based on the thanks we’ve received from May grant recipients it’s obvious they needed them, and are deeply grateful for this kind of community support.

We hope you’ll consider helping us get the June grant money up to a healthy amount. The May granting was a total of 20 grants at $564.00 each. Enough to make a dent in the ongoing bills, personal protective gear for reopening or necessary stock to facilitate opening.

As we see sales in reopened stores we also see less customers. These are tough times, please help if you’re able.


You can safely give to the grants through paypal. Or you can also mail your donation to: Coupeville Historic Waterfront Assoc. PO Box 121, Coupeville 98239. Please put “I Love Coupeville – Covid Relief Grants” in the memo. All gifts are tax deductible. 

Read the full story of the COVID grants beginnings

More thank you’s!

We also gave grants to 3 non-profits. More assurances our community cares!

We’ll share more of the thank you messages as they come in!

The community came out strong for the May grants and local business owners (our friends and family) are ever grateful.

If you can help with the June grants and/or share our plea that would be incredibly helpful.

Whether you can afford to give or not your love of Coupeville and acknowledgement of these economically dangerous times for our local businesses helps. Keep the faith, we’ll get through this together.


Mailing a check – Make out to Coupeville Historic Waterfront Assoc. PO Box 121, Coupeville 98239. Please put “I Love Coupeville – Covid Relief Grants” in the memo.