Help your clients enhance giving in their lifetime by creating a fund at Outer Banks Community Foundation.

Types of Funds
Benefits of Establishing a Fund
Fund Fees


A flexible, tax efficient, and personalized way for your clients to receive an immediate tax benefit and support their favorite charity or charities.

DAFs with the Outer Banks Community Foundation
Donor Advised Funds Vs. Private Foundations
Donor-Advised Fund Grant Recommendation Form


Receive an immediate tax benefit when supporting your favorite charity or charities identified at the time the fund is established.

More Information on Designated Funds


Donors can pick a favorite, general charitable cause or field of interest, and leave the grant-making to us. Fields of interest include the arts, health care, seniors, poverty, the environment… it can even identify a geographic focus, such as Corolla or Stumpy Point. Our board awards grants to the nonprofits that are making a difference in the selected area(s). Field of Interest Funds are flexible enough to meet community needs in your interest area, and are responsive to needs they change over time.

More Information on Field-of-Interest Funds


A donor who wants to help the community but does not have a specific program or charity in mind can establish an undesignated fund. Our staff assess community needs and award grants to the nonprofits that undertake our community’s most critical and exciting work.

More on Unrestricted Funds


Support promising and deserving students by assisting them with the cost of their education.

Scholarship Overview
Scholarship Funds with the Outer Banks Community Foundation: Guide for New Donors