OICF Gains National Recognition

OICF ranked #5 in the US in gifts per capita based on a nationwide survey. CF Insights, a national foundation research organization, surveyed 280 community foundations throughout the US to assess granting and community impact. They tracked ‘Most Active Grant makers,’ ‘Most Gifts per Capita’ and ‘Most Activity.’ OICF gained the 5th place in the Per Capita category by facilitating gifts at a rate of $509 per resident. Our Foundation ranked #6 in Most Active Grant making, based on a distribution rate 22% of assets. View the CF Insights reports and data online.

This national ranking is due entirely to the generosity of so many friends and neighbors. OICF has developed an annual grants process and a state of the art online giving platform that connects donors to the many amazing projects and programs that serve the Orcas community.


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Give Where You Live: Annual Grants Celebration

CelebrateOICF distributed $133,000 to 32 great programs. Over $110,000 was contributed by 65 friends and neighbors who gave as Partners in Philanthropy. Thanks to their support, there will be more access to health care and housing assistance, more art in the school, more music and performance, a new slaughter area for local meat production, and help to rebuild our Exchange. Thank you, thank you, thank you!   View a full list of the grant recipients.

Orcas Island Community Foundation (OICF) fosters philanthropy to enhance and preserve the quality of life on Orcas Island.  Since 1995 OICF has: