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.

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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.

Latest News

What a Pain

I had a root canal this week. It was quite the experience. It has been painful and was amazingly expensive. But I was lucky. I have a good dentist who got me in quickly and I had some savings. But it all made me think about the folks in this community who are not so...

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Community Support

One of my neighbors has breast cancer. She was pretty scared when they discovered it. She works as a caregiver, so becoming the one cared for was challenging, but she eventually opened up to the support of many friends. Every other week, a volunteer flies her over to...

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Board Boot Camp on Sept. 20

The Orcas Island Community Foundation will offer Board Boot Camp on Thursday, September 20, 1-5 pm at Eastsound Firehall. This action-packed workshop will help you develop the skills and knowledge needed to be an effective Board member. We will focus on individual...

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Blue Skies

Finally, the smoke has cleared, and perhaps more exciting, there is a chance of rain in the forecast!  We can hope it actually comes to pass, as it has been one long dry summer. OICF is planning a series of focus group meetings to further develop our Children’s Saving...

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