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.
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...read more
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...read more
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...read more
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...read more