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: oicf.us
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 OICF.us to learn more
Interview recorded in August, 2020. All photos courtesy of Hilary Canty and Orcas Island Community Foundation.