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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Donors

Learn how to donate to a fund, how to set one up, the funds that we have and much more.

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Nonprofits

Learn about capacity building, annual grants awarded, GiveOrcas and other resources we offer.

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Community Resources

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

Most Recent Blog Posts

Ever Grateful

Ever Grateful

As the Orcas Center begins to reopen and get back to their normal scheduling, I want to take a moment to say THANK YOU. The Staff and Board of the Orcas Center demonstrated remarkable flexibility and a deep commitment to the health of this community this past year and...

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Spread Thin

Spread Thin

Waiting in line for baked goods at Brown Bear As we start returning to ‘normal’, it is apparent that it is not the same normal we were in 2 years ago.  As with the rest of the Country, Orcas is experiencing a labor shortage.  Ours is intensified by a workforce housing...

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Happy Fourth of July!

Happy Fourth of July!

The Hansen Family raises the flag at the Doe Bay Independence Celebration The island is bustling with visitors and delivery trucks, all preparing for a very busy weekend. Tonight, the Orcas Island Winery is hosting a concert to benefit the Hive.  The Hive was launched...

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