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

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

Learn MoreMake a Donation

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

Learn MoreMake a Donation

GiveOrcas 2021 is open May 3rd-17th! Donate $10 or more to one of the great programs and invest in strengthening our community. Help spread the word by inviting friends and neighbors to donate during the first two weeks in May.

Game days:

  • May 5th – Ben Franklin Day: The grantee with the most $100-donors on May 5th (from 12:01 am until 11:59 pm) will receive a bonus $1000 from OICF. In addition, all $100 donations will be eligible for $1000 boost from OICF. Congrats to winners Orcas Senior Center and Salmonberry School!
  • May 7, 8, & 9th – Hive sponsored Neighbor Days: Be neighborly and you could win the Honey Pot! Post a photo to social media (either IG or FB) with a brief story of how you were recently a good neighbor, or how a neighbor was good to you. Stories must be posted by 11:59 PM on May 9th and include #NeighborDay to qualify. One entry per day/person on May 7, 8 & 9. The Hive will draw winning posts on May 10th. First place wins $1000, second place $500, and third place $250; winners choose the grantee to receive Honey Pot winnings. Congrats to winners OIYCC, Salmonberry, and Sail Orcas!
  • May 12th – Unique Donor Day: The grantee with the most unique online donors on Wednesday, May 12 (from 12:01 AM until 11:59 PM) will receive a bonus $1000 from OICF. Second place winner receives $500 and third place receives $250. A “unique donor” is a person who makes a donation on that day to your grant. Refer to the video for information on what constitutes a “unique donor.” Donations “in honor of” others do not count. See our video about a unique donor: https://vimeo.com/261166319
  • May 17th – Campaign ends at midnight!

Customer Support: Should you have questions or need assistance during your giving experience please contact us at 360-376-6423 or email info@oicf.us and we will be happy to assist you!

Give a gift to yourself and your community; Give Orcas!

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