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.

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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.

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Welcome Home.

We are delighted to have you as a neighbor and look forward to getting to know you. This Packet gives you a brief look into the work of OICF & the local nonprofits. We encourage you to stop by our office to say hi.

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Irises in front of the Community Foundation office

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Jake, Nicole, Bethany and Dimitri from the Orcas Center

GiveOrcas graphic with map of Orcas Island wrapped in paper and a bow

Signage in front of the Food Co-op