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

Report to Community Block Party Sept. 5

OICF invites you to the Report to Community Block Party on Thursday, September 5th from 5-7 PM on Urner Street (between OICF and Wild Island). Help us honor the community builders who have worked to create a better place for us all to call home. Join us for an evening...

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The challenges of keeping it clean

There has been an ongoing community discussion about public showers and bathrooms for Eastsound. Between the number of visitors who arrive by bicycle, boat, or in a private plane, and the number of community members living in substandard shelter, the need for...

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Paradise can be Complicated

Living in paradise brings its own unique challenges and rewards. There is no doubt that Orcas has become quite the destination place. The ferries, restaurants, and stores are full. While it may be great for the economy, the community is grappling with the impact of so...

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Holy (April) Cow!

Something wonderful just happened! We (YOU!) made it! We ended the April’s Grove Give Orcas campaign on Monday, July 8th, just $10,000 shy of our $250,000 goal. The very next morning we received a call from a person saying they were sorry they had been out of town...

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