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

25 years of service

25 years of service

The Orcas Island Community Foundation will mark our 25th anniversary this year. OICF was started in 1995 by a small team of committed community members who wanted a better way to facilitate philanthropic efforts on the island. Many had been involved in building the...

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Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!

2019 finished off in a whirlwind here at OICF. Jennifer completed over 60 donor advised grants for year end gifts in the last few days. All in all, OICF distributed a total of $3,191,000 in grants, making for a record year. When I look around the community, I can see...

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Peace

Peace

I enjoyed a Solstice Hike around Cascade Lake on Sunday, Dec. 22nd and managed to see this amazing sunset. It was breathtaking. Orcas is truly one of the most beautiful places on earth. We are so fortunate to call it home. As we come to the end of the year, I send you...

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Keeping the light shining

Keeping the light shining

My heart is full. In fact, my cup runneth over, as I have found myself weeping happy tears on several occasions this week. The generosity and care of so many people in this community shines bright these days. The GiveOrcas Holiday Catalog has exceeded our...

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