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Orcas Island Community Foundation Executive Director Hilary Canty

Updated: Mar 15, 2022

Orcas Island Community Foundation has been a pillar of the Orcas community for 25 years, connecting and supporting over 100 island nonprofits. In 2020, OICF raised and distributed $1.4M to support nonprofits through the COVID-19 crisis.

In this interview, Executive Director Hilary Canty discusses OICF's mission to build a robust community safety net, the foundation's secret to collaborative fundraising, and responding holistically to the challenge of COVID-19.

To learn more about OICF, visit the foundation's website:

Video Timestamps

0:00 Intro & Hilary's story

1:53 OICF background & supporting Orcas Island nonprofits

3:47 Meeting the COVID-19 crisis

6:14 Give Orcas Campaign

7:28 Community Emergency Response Fund: investing in local food

10:00 SJC Conservation District collaboration

11:14 Supporting remote learning during COVID-19

12:24 Celebrating the OICF team & community

15:09 Visit to learn more

Interview recorded in August, 2020. All photos courtesy of Hilary Canty and Orcas Island Community Foundation.

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