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.

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Holy COW! You did it, Orcas Island!! Spring GiveOrcas is FULLY FUNDED!
Thanks to everyone who has participated in this year’s GiveOrcas campaign. We have broken pretty much every record we can. We had more donors (957), more donations, more and faster energy to reach full funding . All accomplished during a much shorter campaign (we dropped from 14 to 10 days). Such a fantastic community effort! In total, $379,397 was raised for 26 organizations.
 Thank you SO MUCH for pitching in!
Way to go everyone!
A small village nestled in conifers from the water.

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

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

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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

Give Orcas is Here!

And Here We GO! The 12th annual Spring Give Orcas Campaign launches this coming Wednesday, May 8th and runs through May 17th. WaHOOO! Give Orcas started as a way to leverage the funds the Orcas Island Community Foundation has to invest in the community each year. OICF...

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Leaving a Legacy

OIFR Wildland Firefighters take to the track for Pack Test Leaving a Legacy Looking around Orcas, it is easy to spot the many legacy gifts that help make our community a great place to live. There is the school track, which was donated in honor of Bob Henigson thanks...

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Thank You Board Members!

OICF Board of Trustees and Staff Thank You Board Members! Orcas relies on nonprofits to provide essential services. Food, housing and basic living support, arts and culture programming, senior services, early childhood education, and environmental stewardship are all...

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