Grateful

Grateful

Recently, OPAL Community Land Trust invited OICF and the Community Resource Center to meet with the San Juan County Emergency Management team to begin discussing our roles in a natural disaster. Watching the fires unfold in California has brought the topic to life in...
Veteran’s Day

Veteran’s Day

I ‘m back! I had a great couple of weeks, hiking the desert with Hank, three days with the Asset Development Alliance in Boston and then three days with Ry soaking in the brilliant fall colors in New England. Happily back on Orcas enjoying the slide into the damp and...
Affordable Housing for Orcas

Affordable Housing for Orcas

The Orcas Island Community Foundation (OICF) recognizes that access to affordable housing is the most pressing need currently facing the Orcas community.  When our workforce, our seniors, and our young families can’t find places to live, the entire community suffers....
Investing in Community

Investing in Community

If you have been curious about the benefits of investing in your local Community Foundation, I welcome you to join us at the OICF stakeholders investment meeting, Wednesday, October 17, 4:30-6:30 at the Eastsound Fire Hall. Dave Drews and Mike Milojevich from...
Tiny House Sale

Tiny House Sale

The Tiny House is on the auction block! This project was the brainchild of Mark Padbury, Brett MacFarland, Jill Sherman, and teachers at Orcas Island High School. They applied for a $30,000 grant in 2016 with a plan to take their woodworking, applied physics, and...