25 years of service

25 years of service

The Orcas Island Community Foundation will mark our 25th anniversary this year. OICF was started in 1995 by a small team of committed community members who wanted a better way to facilitate philanthropic efforts on the island. Many had been involved in building the...
Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!

2019 finished off in a whirlwind here at OICF. Jennifer completed over 60 donor advised grants for year end gifts in the last few days. All in all, OICF distributed a total of $3,191,000 in grants, making for a record year. When I look around the community, I can see...
Peace

Peace

I enjoyed a Solstice Hike around Cascade Lake on Sunday, Dec. 22nd and managed to see this amazing sunset. It was breathtaking. Orcas is truly one of the most beautiful places on earth. We are so fortunate to call it home. As we come to the end of the year, I send you...
Keeping the light shining

Keeping the light shining

My heart is full. In fact, my cup runneth over, as I have found myself weeping happy tears on several occasions this week. The generosity and care of so many people in this community shines bright these days. The GiveOrcas Holiday Catalog has exceeded our...
What a Year!

What a Year!

Wow!  Unique Donor Day was WILD! 532 donations for a total of $17,900- a new record! Congratulations to Friends of Moran, who won first place with 76 donors and the $1000 grand prize. The Early Childhood Education Initiative and Hearts and Hands (the Senior Center)...
Off and Running!

Off and Running!

Ben Franklin game day was a GREAT SUCCESS! 106 donors contributed $100 or more on Dec. 5th, raising $27,500 for the many programs in the Holiday Catalog. WaHoooo! Helen Bee won the prize drawing and the Orcas Community Resource Center will get an additional $1000 from...