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.
This holiday season, give local!
OICF’s GiveOrcas Holiday Campaign is here.
Donate to one or all of the great organizations who provide essential services to our island and invest in strengthening our community. Help spread the word by inviting neighbors to donate too.
Learn how to donate to a fund, how to set one up, the funds that we have and much more.
Learn about capacity building, annual grants awarded, GiveOrcas and other resources we offer.
Learn about some of the resources that are available to the members of our community.
Most Recent Blog Posts
Photo courtesy of Molly Roberts There is something sacred about how this community has responded to the recent torrential rains which brought significant road damage and flooding. When folks woke up on Monday, they realized the road just past Doe Bay Resort had...
Waldron I had the good fortune to go on a tour of the Helsell property with Pete Helsell himself this week. The property borders Turtlehead and has a commanding view of Waldron and beyond. Ruth Brown, of Four Winds fame, gave the land to Pete’s grandmother and it...
Pete Moe explaining the mechanisms of Big Blue I attended the grand opening of Big Blue, the new glass crusher behind the Exchange. I have to say, it was a lovely event. So fun to be outside surrounded by our community—chatting, laughing, sipping cider and...