Community Foundation to Present Grants Info on April 2 in Avon

The Outer Banks Community Foundation is coming to Hatteras Island on Wednesday, April 2 to deliver a presentation about their nonprofit grants program. Lorelei Costa, the Community Foundation’s Executive Director, will speak at 2:00 pm at the Avon Fire Station, and all nonprofits and interested parties are welcome.

Ms. Costa will provide an overview of the Community Foundation and its grant offerings, describe the foundation’s grants criteria, walk participants through the new application form, answer all questions, and offer essential tips for submitting a successful proposal.

The Community Foundation manages $12 million and 125 charitable funds for individuals, families, businesses, civic groups, and other organizations, awarding charitable grants to Outer Banks nonprofits and administering 40 scholarship programs. Since its inception in 1982, the Community Foundation has awarded more than $5 million in grants and scholarships to local nonprofits and students, including a $34,150 grant in 2013 for the Hatteras Village Medical Clinic.

The Community Foundation’s next grant application deadline is Friday, May 2. As always, any nonprofit serving Hatteras Island is invited to apply. Organizations may apply from the Community Foundation’s new website:

Although the Outer Banks Collaborative meeting immediately preceding the presentation has been postponed, we are still doing the Community Foundation grants information session at 2:00 pm as planned at the Avon Fire Station on April 2. Hope to see you there!