For the Community
Orcas Island Community Foundation is a positive change agent that both provides information about islanders’ needs for all to use and takes a proactive role in addressing those needs.
OICF provides a wide variety of fund options for donors and nonprofits, with the added security of an investment team and state of the art technology. Founded in 1995, OICF has facilitated over $10 million in grants to the programs serving Orcas Island and currently ranks 3rd in the nation for gifts per capita.
If you have been curious about the benefits of investing in your local Community Foundation, I welcome you to join us at the OICF stakeholders investment meeting, Wednesday, October 17, 4:30-6:30 at the Eastsound Fire Hall. Dave Drews and Mike Milojevich from...read more
Nonprofits serving Orcas Island: Information regarding OICF's 2018 Holiday Catalog Call for Submissions is now online! The deadline for submissions is 5 pm on November 16, 2018. Please contact us if you have questions. Mark your calendar for our Grantee Info Meeting...read more
The Tiny House is on the auction block! This project was the brainchild of Mark Padbury, Brett MacFarland, Jill Sherman, and teachers at Orcas Island High School. They applied for a $30,000 grant in 2016 with a plan to take their woodworking, applied physics, and...read more
I recently facilitated the public forum hosted by the Hospital Taxing District commissioners. They provided a thorough update on their efforts to develop a plan and a budget for sustainable medical services for the community. They are deep into assessing needs and...read more