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.
SPRING GIVE ORCAS 2024 APPLICATION PERIOD IS HERE
We are now requesting applications for the 2024 Spring GiveOrcas Campagin.
Give Orcas is a way to build awareness of local nonprofits and raise funds to support the programs that make Orcas a stronger and more resilient community. The success of the campaign is achieved through a collaborative relationship between OICF, the island nonprofits, and most importantly, the community that rallies to support the campaign and the programs featured in it.
Give Orcas is a true community- wide effort.
Grant requests limited to a maximum of $25,000 during the campaign. The application is open to 501(c)(3) or 501(c)(6) organizations, government agencies, schools or public service organizations.
The deadline for submission is Tuesday, March 5th at 5 pm.
Questions can be directed to Lynn White: firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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