Fostering philanthropy to enhance and preserve the quality of life on Orcas Island.

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Fostering philanthropy to enhance and preserve the quality of life on Orcas Island.

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Orcas Island Community Foundation is a positive change agent that both provides information about islanders’ needs for all to use and takes a proactive role in addressing those needs.

OICF provides a wide variety of fund options for donors and nonprofits, with the added security of an investment team and state of the art technology. Founded in 1995, OICF has facilitated over $10 million in grants to the programs serving Orcas Island and currently ranks 4th in the nation for gift per capita.

Latest News

Finding Hope

It is hard to know how to respond to the increasing violence facing our Nation. The loss of 17 students and teachers is heart breaking and has left many feeling hopeless and overwhelmed. I’d like to think that this could never happen on Orcas and I sure hope I am...

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Aging with Grace

One thing we know for certain in this community is that we are an aging population. As we grow older our needs grow larger for services like home health care, transportation, medical, and case management, to name a few. The current system to provide these services is...

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A Little Sun Goes a Long Way

We made it through January! Watching the lunch crowd flocking towards Roses when it reopened this week was a bit like when the swallows return to Capistrano--a sure sign of Spring! So welcomed after the soaking rain we experienced over the last month. There is a great...

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Putting Gifts to Work

The end of the year brought many great gifts to and through the Orcas Island Community Foundation.  Robert and Carolyn Volk made a living legacy gift to the community by donating the building at the corner of Main and Urner Street to the Community Foundation in...

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