About Us

There are now over 800 community foundations in the United States. Each helps build and strengthen their own community by encouraging and supporting local philanthropy and by connecting people and organizations who want to make a difference.

Eastsound from the pier
Eastsound Village from the public dock

The Orcas Island Community Foundation is no different. OICF occupies a unique position by supporting and enhancing the wide variety of programs and initiatives required to maintain a vibrant and vital community. Acting as a natural convener of divergent interests, OICF encourages cooperation and collaboration to move projects forward. Partnerships may include private and corporate foundations, businesses, civic groups, nonprofits, and local, state and federal agencies.

OICF is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt public charity.

Charts of key 2020 financials

Irises in front of the Community Foundation office

Charts of key 2020 financials

Jake, Nicole, Bethany and Dimitri from the Orcas Center

Charts of key 2020 financials

Signage in front of the Food Co-op