Learn how others have made an impact through their acts of giving

Community Foundation 40th Birthday Backyard Bash on Oct. 15 Celebrates Community Philanthropy

The Outer Banks Community Foundation invites the public to its 40th Birthday Backyard Bash at the Outer Banks Brewing Station on Saturday, October 15 from 2 – 6 pm...

Outer Banks Legacy—Looking Back on 40 Years with Frank and Lynda Hester

Frank remembered a quote his mother used to say, “We may not always see eye to eye, but I hope we can see heart to heart...”

Outer Banks Road to Recovery Fund Created

"Our job is to grow this fund with support of our entire community, and to provide funding for new solutions to the tragic crisis of addiction..." 

Local Philanthropist Establishes Endowments for Scholarships, Housing

Two new endowed funds that will support Outer Banks students and workers have been established by Nags Head realtor and philanthropist Karen DelVacchio...

Annual Advice 5K Fund Establisher Nancy Caviness earns NC Governor’s Service Award

The Annual Advice 5k Turkey Trot Fund at Outer Banks Community Foundation provides significant support for health and human service grant awards each year...

Donor-Advised Fund Establishers Gift $250,000 to Waves Edge Village School in Corolla

Corolla residents Wayne and Betty Evans pledged $250,000 to help WEVS (a K-8 charter school) build an additional schoolhouse adjacent its current location in the historic village...

Emily Fredricks Memorial Fund for Bicycle and Pedestrian Safety Established

“We are thrilled that the Fredricks have created a fund dedicated to keeping walkers and bikers safe from harm on our roads, residents and visitors alike..."

Warren and Jane Davis Memorial Dare Math/Science Scholarship Stokes College-Bound Students’ Dreams

The first $1,000 scholarship was awarded in 1994; since then, more than $35,000 in scholarships, many for four years, have been awarded...

Hunting Family Fund Established at Outer Banks Community Foundation

Retired public health professional Cindy Hunting, and her husband, Rich, have established a new, endowed fund at the Community Foundation to support projects and organizations that promote health and wellness for people on the Outer Banks...

Irene Nolan Memorial Scholarship Fund Established

Irene Nolan was a force for good for nearly two decades on our Outer Banks. A new scholarship fund, established in her memory by Island Free Press co-founder Donna Barnett...

Hanft McDevitt Scholarship Fund to help COA Graduates

The Hanft McDevitt Family Scholarship Fund was recently established for Dare County students graduating with an associate degree from College of The ...

Bob Parker Memorial Fund will help special kids

Bob Parker, a U.S. Army veteran and general contractor, was an avid hunter and fisherman, and loved sharing his interests...

Helping People Help Animals Fund

An anonymous donor has established the Helping People Help Animals fund to support Outer Banks nonprofits who assist any kind of animal...

Nourishing Hatteras Island Fund Created

The Nourishing Hatteras Island Fund, a Donor-Advised Fund, was created “to support Hatteras Island Meals and other health and wellness programs on Hatteras Island...”

Diane Baum St. Clair’s Bequest to the Outer Banks Keeps Giving Back

Thomas, Annie, and Diane all lived remarkable lives, and they loved the Outer Banks well. We are still feeling that love and generosity today...

David Stick’s Words Ring True Today

David Stick wrote, "It belongs to the people of the Outer Banks, both native and adopted. Through its designation as a public charity, it is operated in the public interest, prepared at all times to address the most pressing educational..."

Kelly Family Fund’s Amazing Community Impact

The Kelly Family Fund is an example of how a $5,000 initial gift, coupled with investment stewardship and golf tournament proceeds over the years, grew to award nearly $380,000 in grants...

R. Wayne Gray Memorial Scholarship Fund to Benefit COA Graduates

College of The Albemarle graduates will benefit from a new fund established by the family of R. Wayne Gray, a well-known Wanchese native, poet, historian, restaurateur, and educator...

Recent Grants from Memorial Funds Support Key Community Needs

Memorial funds established at the Outer Banks Community Foundation years ago factored prominently in recent grant awards to local nonprofits and will help people...

Marine Corps Commandant General Paul “P.X.” Kelley Memorial Fund Established

A new fund honors General P.X. Kelley, a highly decorated Vietnam veteran who served his country for 37 years and rose to become Commandant of the Marine Corps from 1983 – 1987...

Renewable Scholarships Fund Four Years of School for Deserving Local Students

Here are four stories that describe where Community Foundation scholarship recipients are in their school careers—and on their paths through life. As you will read, renewable scholarships have made a profound difference...