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 2022, CF Insights Columbus Survey released their rankings for 2020.
Nationally, OICF is ranked #1 out of 207 community foundations for per capita gifts with a rate of $1,267. That represents an annual distribution rate of 29% of our assets, ranking us 4th in that category. You can view the full list here.
OICF is attemping to purchase the Pea Patch Property to serve as a nonprofit campus.
You Amaze Us, Orcas!
We ended the 2022 Holiday GiveOrcas Campaign on an extremely high note. You fully funded all 24 proposals with 603 donors contributing $234,040.72. Impressively, 188 of you were first time donors. Orcas, we are always grateful for you. Thank you to our nonprofit partners, our Grants Committee, and our donors.
Working Together. Helping Each Other.
Take a look at our Annual Report. It’s full of pictures, some great stories of how our community jumped into action during the pandemic and lots of great stats. We all had the opportunity to pitch in and most of us also reached out for help. Working together. Helping each other. We are getting through it.
Learn about capacity building, annual grants awarded, GiveOrcas and other resources we offer.
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.
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