For Grant Applicants

All applicants must complete these steps:

  1. Download and complete a 2020 OICF Grant Application as a Word file.
  2. Complete and upload your application online by March 6, 2020. You will need a short description, long description, and image to complete this step; see full instructions at
  3. We strongly urge you to discuss your grant proposal ideas with OICF before you submit a final application. Contact us.

Please note:

  • Most of the fields on the application are limited to 1000 characters (not words).  Learn more about how to count characters in word.
  • After you have drafted the Word.doc application, save it as a PDF and upload the file on our website by March 6th. Go to:
  • You can upload multiple files (as in those required for requests over $3,500) but you must upload them individually (one after the other).
  • If approved, your request online will be part of our Online GiveOrcas Catalog (, which will be displayed online for donors and the general public to view. Your online descriptions should clear, concise, and compelling.
  • If you are applying under a Fiscal Sponsor, please read the Fiscal Sponsorship page and complete a Fiscal Sponsorship Agreement.

Questions? Contact us.