OICF accepting applications for Spring campaign

Submitted by the Orcas Island Community Foundation.

Calling all Orcas Island nonprofits! We are pleased to announce that the application process is now open for 2024 Spring GiveOrcas and we are requesting proposals. OICF’s GiveOrcas Campaigns build awareness of local nonprofits and raise funds to support the programs that make Orcas a stronger and more resilient community.

The success of the campaigns is achieved through a collaborative relationship between OICF, the island nonprofits, and most importantly, the community that unites to support the Campaigns and the programs featured in it. GiveOrcas is a true community-wide effort. Successful proposals address a specific need, have a high likelihood of success in the community, meet a need that is unique to Orcas, and serve a large number of islanders.

Grant requests are limited to a maximum of $25,000 during the Spring campaign. The application is open to 501(c)(3) or 501(c)(6) organizations, government agencies, schools, or public service organizations (such as the library).

Applications may be found on the OICF website www.oicf.us, or email Lynn White at Lynn@oicf.us for an application packet. The deadline to complete the application and submit the required documents is by 5 p.m., Tuesday, March 5.

The Orcas Island Community Foundation was founded in 1995 to help build and strengthen our community by encouraging and supporting local philanthropic efforts and connecting people and organizations who want to make a difference to improve the quality of life on Orcas Island.