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 $13 million in grants to the programs serving Orcas Island and currently ranks 3rd in the nation for gifts per capita.

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Midpoint check in

Midpoint check in

Kate, Susan Singleton (chair of the OICF Grants Committee), and I conducted midpoint check ins with those organizations that received over $10,000 in grant funding in 2019. These meetings provide an opportunity to hear about the impact and progress that community...

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The Gift of Service

The Gift of Service

I received my pin for 20 years of service at the Annual Awards Celebration for Orcas Island Fire and Rescue on Jan. 18th. I am the last one still serving from my class (pictured above--can you spot me???). I was so surprised; I would have never guessed that I would...

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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...

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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...

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