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.

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This holiday season, give local!

OICF’s GiveOrcas Holiday Campaign is here.

Donate to one or all of the great organizations who provide essential services to our island and invest in strengthening our community. Help spread the word by inviting neighbors to donate too.

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Donors

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

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Nonprofits

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.

Most Recent Blog Posts

Big Blue

Big Blue

Pete Moe explaining the mechanisms of Big Blue I attended the grand opening of Big Blue, the new glass crusher behind the Exchange.  I have to say, it was a lovely event.  So fun to be outside surrounded by our community—chatting, laughing, sipping cider and...

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Spooky Times

Spooky Times

Giant Killer Worm Emerges on Crescent Beach Orcas celebrates Halloween with pizazz.  Island Market hosts a decoration contest between their departments, witches swarm Eastsound on paddle boards, and families parade through town trick-or-treating at every store.  It is...

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Long Live the Kings

Long Live the Kings

I had the great pleasure of having very dear, old friends visiting this week.  After almost two years of isolating, time together felt especially wonderful.  It also gave me the opportunity to take them on a deep dive into island life.  Hiking Moran and Turtleback,...

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