Submitted by the Orcas Island Community Foundation
Orcas Island Community Foundation invites everyone to become a “partner in philanthropy” by donating to grants. Donations of $10 or more can be made at www.giveorcas.org.
OICF receives more requests than can be funded. All donations through OICF goes to programs and OICF covers the credit card fees. The mission is to foster philanthropy to enhance and preserve the quality of life in San Juan County.
Go directly to the catalog at www.giveorcas.org to read further descriptions of each need. Critical needs this year are the Early Childhood Education Initiative, the Orcas Community Resource Center, Orcas Island School District 137, SAFE San Juans, and Washington Vocational Services. Important needs are identified as Art for Orcas Kids, Funhouse Commons, Citizen Science for Updating Oil Spill Response Plans, Orcas Family Health Center, Orcas Island Parks and Rec District, Orcas Island Youth Conservation Corps and Orcas Senior Center. Opportunities are Actor’s Theater of Orcas Island, Orcas Animal Protection Society, Orcas Christian School, Orcas Grange 964, SeaDoc Society, The Woman in the Woods Presentations Society and Wolf Hollow Wildlife Rehabilitation Center.
There is extra earning potential during special days. On Friday, May 5 and Wednesday, May 10, OICF will select one donation at random to receive a golden ticket. Golden ticket recipients will have an additional $750 added to the nonprofit that they made their donation.
On Friday, May 12, the grantee who has the most unique online donations, from 12:01 a.m. until 11:59 p.m., will receive a bonus of $1,000 from OICF. The second-place winner will receive $500.
On Wednesday, May 17, the grantee who raises the most donation dollars from 12:01 a.m. until 11:59 p.m. will receive a bonus of $1,000 from OICF.
On May 23, at 3:30 p.m., everyone is invited to the awards celebration at The Orcas Center when funds will be distributed to all of the grantees.