And away we go!

And away we go!

March 8 is the deadline for the 2019 Give Orcas proposals. So far, we have received over $245k in requests from 24 programs. These include a mix of new applicants seeking seed funding for start-up projects as well as capacity building requests from organizations that...
GiveOrcas gets rolling

GiveOrcas gets rolling

OICF hosted the kick off meeting for the 2019 GiveOrcas campaign on February 21. We had representatives from about 30 organizations. It will be interesting to see how many submit proposals. At the meeting, we announced our plans for a single focus GiveOrcas campaign...
Willis loves the snow

Willis loves the snow

Well, it has been quite the week. Orcas got enough snow to shut the school down for five days. We had to resort to the Navy for a few medical evacuations. Roads went from snow covered to ice and have now turned to slush.  Thankfully, the County road crew has been out...
Yikes!

Yikes!

Our balmy January has given way to a frigid February. The temperature dropped just as the Northeastern winds kicked into high gear the weekend of Feb. 2.  For those of us who live on the Eastside of Orcas, Sunday night was scary with flying debris hitting the roof and...
Happy February

Happy February

This has been a big week of grant review conversations here at OICF. We have been meeting with all of the grantees who received $10,000 or more, eight groups in all. It is a chance for us to hear how the programs we invested in are progressing and learn about any...