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We are on our way!

Work on the Urner Street building is fully underway. Ken Katz and his crew have replaced almost all of the windows and will start painting soon. New heating systems go in within the month and the roof will be replaced in August. When the work is all done, OICF will...

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2018 Prosperity Report

The 2018 Prosperity Report has been released. The report, conducted by the Whatcom Opportunity Council, provides analysis of the findings of a 2017 survey of people living at in poverty in several counties including San Juan. The WOC conducts this survey every three...

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Nonprofit Webinars

Check out upcoming nonprofit webinars offered through Washington Nonprofits listed below. Be sure to check their website for updates and registration information. CALL: What You Need to Know to Serve on a Nonprofit Board Free!  June 14, 2018 at 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM PT...

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San Juan County Prosperity Report

Join us for an evening of conversation with Greg Winters, director of the Whatcom Opportunity Council. Greg will discuss the Prosperity Report based on the recent survey of people living in poverty in San Juan County.  We will hear what the needs are, how many...

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Summer!

Give Orcas 2018 is a wrap! Thanks to all who contributed, we set a new Partner in Philanthropy record, with 377 individuals this year (up from 276 in 2017) and fully funded 14 of the 20 proposals, distributing $234,000. A complete list of grants can be seen in the...

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Grant Awards Celebration

We invite all community members to join us for the 2018 Awards Celebration on Wednesday, May 23 at 3:30 pm in the Madrona Room at Orcas Center. We will honor our 2018 nonprofit partners in the GiveOrcas Campaign and learn the recipients of the Youth Philanthropy...

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And Away We Go!

Give Orcas is off to a great start!  We raised almost 10% of our goal in the first 24 hours--WOWZA!  Thank you to the many of you who have donated so far. Annie Moss Moore won the first Golden Ticket and OICF added $500 to her gift to the Orcas Grange. The next Golden...

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GiveOrcas Campaign Open May 1-18

The OICF’s Annual GiveOrcas campaign is up and running! Check out www.GiveOrcas.org to read and review the 20 proposals vetted and approved by the Community Foundation’s 13-member Committee. There is a full range of opportunities supporting the arts, social services,...

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