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 $13 million in grants to the programs serving Orcas Island and currently ranks 3rd in the nation for gifts per capita.

Latest News

Annual check up

I returned from my vacation and jumped directly into our audit. For many folks this might sound like a complete buzz kill, but I actually look forward to the scrutiny. I like the reassurance that oversight brings, knowing that our systems are working, we are compliant...

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And away we go!

March 8 is the deadline for the 2019 Give Orcas proposals. So far, we have received over $245k in requests from 24 programs. These include a mix of new applicants seeking seed funding for start-up projects as well as capacity building requests from organizations that...

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GiveOrcas gets rolling

OICF hosted the kick off meeting for the 2019 GiveOrcas campaign on February 21. We had representatives from about 30 organizations. It will be interesting to see how many submit proposals. At the meeting, we announced our plans for a single focus GiveOrcas campaign...

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Willis loves the snow

Well, it has been quite the week. Orcas got enough snow to shut the school down for five days. We had to resort to the Navy for a few medical evacuations. Roads went from snow covered to ice and have now turned to slush.  Thankfully, the County road crew has been out...

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