Below are a list of frequently asked questions about the GiveOrcas Application Process and Campaign.
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How do I apply for the GiveOrcas Campaign?
Go here to download the Application Packet which includes the Qualifications Checklist and the Grant Request Application.
Review the documents. If you qualify to apply, complete all of the steps required, and submit your application by the deadline.
How do I know if my organization is eligible to apply for a GiveOrcas grant?
Go here to download the application documents. In that set of documents, there is a Qualifications Checklist. Review the checklist. If you meet all of the requirements, complete the Grant Request Application, and submit it by the deadline.
How much can my organization apply for the GiveOrcas Campaign?
Will OICF consider applications for part of a organization’s general operating funds?
Who can not apply for a grant request?
No grants are made to individuals (including scholarships), private foundations, for-profit enterprises, or conduit organizations which pass funds through to other organizations for distribution to ultimate beneficiaries of their own choosing.
Will OICF consider multiple requests from the same organization in the same cycle?
OICF will not consider multiple requests from the same organization in the same cycle with the exception of the Orcas Island School District (OISD), which governs three distinct entities: the Elementary, Middle and High School—each of which may submit a proposal.
An organization may submit their own application and an application for a program, acting as a fiscal sponsor, per cycle.
What do we do if our organization is having difficulty spending all of the funds received through GiveOrcas?
Grant funds are restricted to supporting the appropriate purposes for which the grant was approved. If a nonprofit is having difficulty spending the funds for the purposes expressed in their grant proposal or in the allotted time frame, the nonprofit needs to notify OICF in writing within six months from the date the grant check was written. OICF will work with the organization to ensure the funds get used appropriately and within a reasonable timeframe. If an alternative plan can not be agreed upon, the funds need to be returned to the OICF Partners in Philanthropy Fund.
How do I find out about the grants process and timeline for submission of a proposal?
I’ve never written a grant before. Help!
What happens after I submit my grant application?
What if our organization is in need of funds greater than the maximum amount for GiveOrcas?
What is Ben Franklin Day?
What is Unique Donor Day?
Unique Donor Day is a GiveOrcas game day. Each single donor making a single gift of $10+ to an organization participating in the Campaign on this day is considered a unique donor. If you give multiple times to one organization on Unique Donor Day, your multiple donations will only count as coming from one unique donor.
You are welcome to make donations to as many organizations in the Campaign as you wish on Unique Donor Day, and you will be counted as a unique donor for each organization you support. We do not count “in honor of” or “in memory of” someone else as unique donations made by you.
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