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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Working Together.
Helping Each Other.

Take a look at our Annual Report. It’s full of pictures and a few stories of how our community jumped into action during the pandemic. We all had the opportunity to pitch in and most of us also reached out for help. Working together, helping each other, we are getting through it.

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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

Standing Up For Peace & Justice

Standing Up For Peace & Justice

API / Reuters Images Nonviolence is absolute commitment to the way of love. Love is not emotional bash; it is not empty sentimentalism. It is the active outpouring of one's whole being into the being of another. —Martin Luther King, Jr., 1957 Monday is the day we...

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Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!

Woodside Farm from Deer Point Rd 2022 has dawned with weather!  Freezing temps, snow and ice has kept us all on our toes.  Hopefully things will settle down soon. Until then, stay cozy! The Flood Relief Program that was launched after the November floods is winding...

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Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!

Indian Island 2021 was quite a ride!  Our community has been so remarkable during this pandemic.  We remain one of the very few counties in the world that has not lost a single fife to Covid.  If we met the per capita death rate in Washington State, San Juan County...

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