Fostering philanthropy to enhance and preserve the quality of life on Orcas Island.
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The Orcas Island Community Foundation (OICF) was founded in 1995 to help build and strengthen our community by encouraging and supporting local philanthropy and by connecting people and organizations who want to make a difference by improving the quality of life on Orcas Island.


In early 2023, CF Insights Columbus Survey released their rankings for 2021.

Nationally, OICF is ranked #4 out of 209 community foundations for per capita gifts with a rate of $840. That represents an annual distribution rate of 16% of our assets, ranking us 9th in that category. You can view the full list here.

We're hiring someone for Outreach & Administration Support

You raised almost $312,000 of $383,156. Half of the organizations were fully funded. We want to thank you from the bottom of our hearts for all that you did to make Orcas stronger and more resilient for all of us.

A small village nestled in conifers from the water.

Read the report on OICF’s and the community’s response to the Covid pandemic.

Learn more here

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OICF is attemping to purchase the Pea Patch Property to serve as a nonprofit campus.

Learn more here

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Take a look at our Annual Report. It’s full of pictures and great stories. Working together. Helping each other.

See the Annual Report 

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Learn how to donate to a fund, how to set one up, the funds that we have and much more.

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Learn about capacity building, annual grants awarded, GiveOrcas and other resources we offer.

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Community Resources

Learn about some of the resources that are available to the members of our community.

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Welcome Home.

We are delighted to have you as a neighbor and look forward to getting to know you. 

Thank you for the opportunity to introduce you to the Orcas Island Community Foundation (OICF). This Packet gives you a brief look into the community, the work of OICF and the local nonprofits. We encourage you to stop by our office to say hi.

Most Recent Blog Posts

Ready to Roll!

Ready to Roll!

I am delighted to announce that OICF is fully staffed once again with the arrival of Tera Andaya. Tera launched her career at OICF this week and is already on a roll. As the Outreach and Support person, she is working on relaunching the Hive program. If you want to...

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Ready, Set, RUN!

Ready, Set, RUN!

This coming November, there will be 16 commissioner positions on the ballot for Orcas. These include two seats each on the School Board, Park and Rec, the Port of Orcas, and the Orcas Health Care District. Both the SJC Fire District 2 (Orcas Fire Department) and the...

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