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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.
In early 2023, CF Insights Columbus Survey released their rankings for 2021.
Nationally, OICF is ranked #4 out of 209 community foundations for per capita gifts with a rate of $840. That represents an annual distribution rate of 16% of our assets, ranking us 9th in that category. You can view the full list here.
You raised almost $312,000 of $383,156. Half of the organizations were fully funded. We want to thank you from the bottom of our hearts for all that you did to make Orcas stronger and more resilient for all of us.
OICF is attemping to purchase the Pea Patch Property to serve as a nonprofit campus.
Take a look at our Annual Report. It’s full of pictures and great stories. Working together. Helping each other.
Learn about capacity building, annual grants awarded, GiveOrcas and other resources we offer.
We are delighted to have you as a neighbor and look forward to getting to know you.
Thank you for the opportunity to introduce you to the Orcas Island Community Foundation (OICF). This Packet gives you a brief look into the community, the work of OICF and the local nonprofits. We encourage you to stop by our office to say hi.
Most Recent Blog Posts
The Dream Continues
A Draft Site Plan of the Collaborative Project The due diligence process is ongoing for the potential purchase of the 11 acres off of Pea Patch Lane in Eastsound. We have a pre application meeting scheduled in May with the County Department of Community Development....
One Person Can Make a Difference: Anita
Anita Holliday Kwiáht, Volunteer Can you share a little bit about yourself? I moved from Seattle to Orcas 31 years ago with my then-husband and our infant daughter, having lived in a few other states until my early thirties. I have had the good fortune to have...
Bridging The Gap
Bridging The Gap The economics of living on Orcas are complex. This week, the Orcas Community Resource Center (OCRC) distributed their annual report in which they cite that 13% of island households are living below the poverty level and up to 40% of island households...