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

To the Rescue

To the Rescue

Not the way you want to land. I have been a member of Orcas Fire and Rescue for 22 years, serving as a volunteer EMT.  It has been a very rewarding experience for the most part.  Being able to assist colleagues, neighbors, and friends during their times of crisis is a...

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Bird’s Eye View

Bird’s Eye View

Don Stillman came by to take a drone photo of our garden this week.  Fun to see the fruits of our labor from a new perspective! If you are over 70 ½ you may be eligible to take a qualified charitable distribution of up to $100,000 from your individual...

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Happy September

Happy September

Pedestrians and cars pass through Eastsound on Orcas Island. (Erika Schultz / The Seattle Times) I just saw this article on the staffing shortage that local restaurants are experiencing.  The challenges extend to our nonprofit sector as well.  Currently, the Orcas...

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