Inspiring

Inspiring

I bought this illustration of Dr. Martin Luther King for myself a Christmas gift this year. It was done by an artist from Port Townsend and will hang in my office to remind me daily of the value of language to inspire and the gift that service has brought to my life....
Building Community Capacity

Building Community Capacity

OICF is kicking off 2019 with a capacity building workshop for local nonprofits. Mazarine Treyz from Wild Woman Fundraising and Leadership will present ‘How to Keep Your Donors’, Thursday, January 17 from 1-5 PM at the Emmanuel Episcopal Hall. Cost is $10 per person;...
Year end

Year end

Most importantly, we made it to 2019! It felt for a while like Orcas might just submerge, with the King tide and the heavy rain, but we managed to remain rock steady. 2018 was a banner year for philanthropy at OICF. We received $2,214,480 in donations from 877...
Happy (almost) New Year

Happy (almost) New Year

As a community, we got great things done in 2018. We passed the Hospital Taxing District and elected a stellar board of commissioners who have worked diligently to develop a long term sustainable plan for island medical services.  We fed hundreds of families weekly...
Here Comes the SUN!

Here Comes the SUN!

Happy Solstice! It is wonderful that the winds have died down and the sun has returned. Today is the final day of the GiveOrcas Holiday Catalog. We have had 356 donors contribute $47,000 in total so far- fantastic support for the many programs serving this community....
Lovely Legacy

Lovely Legacy

OICF received word of a legacy gift from Fred Whitridge that will be added to the Community Endowment. Fred was one of the founding members of OICF and a great believer in the power of collective philanthropy. He delighted in encouraging everyone to give and give...