Fostering philanthropy to enhance and preserve the quality of life on Orcas Island.

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The Orcas Island Community Foundation (OICF) was founded in 1995 to help build and strengthen our community by encouraging and supporting local philanthropy and by connecting people and organizations who want to make a difference by improving the quality of life on Orcas Island.

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Learn about some of the resources that are available to the members of our community.

Most Recent Blog Posts

Long Live the Kings

Long Live the Kings

I had the great pleasure of having very dear, old friends visiting this week.  After almost two years of isolating, time together felt especially wonderful.  It also gave me the opportunity to take them on a deep dive into island life.  Hiking Moran and Turtleback,...

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Shelter

Shelter

Finding shelter in on the Village Green As the weather took a turn towards winter this week, my thoughts are with those on the island that lack sufficient shelter. In this community while some homeowners here have multiple homes, there are other folks without a roof....

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Leafing a Legacy

Leafing a Legacy

My apologies for the bad pun. And my thanks to Robin Kucklick.  Robin is a professional gardener who has worked on Orcas for decades.  About 25 years ago, he helped the County select and plant trees throughout Eastsound.  He chose varieties that had a great fall color...

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