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.
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.
Most Recent Blog Posts
Great news! This week, a generous community member and the OICF Board created a $250,000 matching pool for donations to the Pea Patch property purchase. Wowza! What a great way to top off our campaign to purchase the Pea Patch project! Every donation will be matched...
It has been so very sad to see the devastating wildfires sweeping through neighborhoods on Maui this week. The winds continue to spread the flames and their firefighting resources have been seriously outpaced. Communications during the fire have been very limited as...
Pam Evans joyfully volunteering Making Connections I have been thinking about how we grow connection to community. For me, volunteering has been the best route to learning more about the island and meeting more local residents. I served on the Doe Bay Community...