Your donation helps young adults of Whidbey and Camano Islands learn about respect and responsibility, explore paths to successful futures, and strengthens the future of our local communities.

Build the future you want.

Are you tired of hearing about all the improvements and innovations always happening somewhere else? Do you frequently leave for the mainland because you don’t have all the services and shops you need right here? We’re taking real action today that will positively impact our communities for years to come. By supporting the You – Here – Now program, you’re growing the next generation of business. Businesses that will be there to serve you.

Help a teen find their path.

You – Here – Now teaches our young adults about all of their options. We’re going beyond the bounds of traditional paths to look at every option, be that college, apprenticeship, entrepreneurship, whatever fits the needs, skills, and opportunities of each individual. Our teens aren’t cookies–why should we be content with cookie-cutter programs?

Invest in good ideas.

Who needs Wall Street when you can support Main Street? Every dollar you donate to You – Here – Now stays in your local community, to build the life of a local young adult who will stay here and keep paying it forward to other generations. It’s not a charity–it’s investment in your own future and the kids you already believe in.

Support all the young entrepreneurs in our community. Donate below.

The Island County Economic Development Foundation is an exempt organization as described in section 501(c)3 of the Internal Revenue Code, EIN: 47-1400140. Donations may be tax deductible to the full extent of the law.

If you prefer to donate by check, please mail your donation to:

Island County EDF
PO Box 279
Coupeville, WA 98239

For questions about donations, planned giving, employee matching, and workplace giving, please contact us at or (360) 678-6889.

Other Ways to Give

Want to support the You – Here – Now program but all tapped out of cash? That’s okay—there are other ways to show you care. Below are just a few ideas. To talk with us about alternative support options, contact us at (360) 678-6889 or

Supplies and Prizes

New businesses need a lot of different supplies to get started. Office equipment, packaging, paper, mailing supplies, pens and pencils, you name it. You can use the excess supplies taking up space in your storage to help lower the barrier to entry for a young entrepreneur.

Or donate a gift certificate, product, or other prize to the Student Entrepreneur Challenge. The teams and individuals pull off a lot of work in a short amount of time for this competition. Help us recognize them by donating awards.

Business Sponsorships

Are you a business struggling to tap into the teen/young adult market? You – Here – Now and the Student Entrepreneur Challenge offer a number of ways to market your business to the right audience.

Sponsors of the program get to make special offers or announcements to our participants, get special recognition at events, and get branded on materials. Discuss your branding needs with our office today!

Host a Fundraiser

We’re always looking for new ideas to raise money for our programs. Do you have a unique opportunity for us? Want us to come sell fries at your event? Or do you want to throw a party or run a project to raise money for all the young entrepreneurs yourself?

We’re willing to work for our money! If you have a unique opportunity for us, or if you want to put together a fundraiser on our behalf, let us know! You’ll get our eternal gratitude.

PO Box 1388
Freeland, WA 98249