2020 Community Enrichment and Focus Grants


Chicamacomico Historical Association
$25,000.00 over two years for Expansion of Historic Preserve
(first year of two-year grant)

Don & Catharine Bryan Cultural Series
$7,500.00 for Latin Ballet Residency

Duke Continuing Studies
$30,000.00 over three years for Duke University Nonprofit Management Certificate Program
(second year of three-year grant)

Hatteras Island Cancer Foundation
$3,600.00 for New Website and Technology

MANE and TAILL Therapeutic Horsemanship Academy
$7,000.00 for Horsemanship Scholarships for Currituck County Residents

NC Coastal Federation
$7,500.00 for Restaurant-to-Reef Oyster Shell Recycling Program

NC MedAssist
$10,000.00 for Free Pharmacy Program for Dare County Residents

Network for Endangered Sea Turtles
$8,800.00 for ATVs for Volunteer Sea Turtle Patrols

Outer Banks Forever
$500.00 for Distance Learning at Wright Brothers National Monument

Outer Banks Hotline
$50,000.00 over two years for Shelter Expansion
(second year of two-year grant)

Pea Island Preservation Society
$13,750.00 for “Freedman, Surfmen, Heroes, and More” Program

Peace Garden Project
$3,048.00 for Hydroponic Growing System

Roanoke Island Historical Association
$5,000.00 for SoundStage Audio Equipment

Room in the Inn
$33,881.26 for New Van and Program Development

Saving Lives Task Force
$5,000.00 for Providing Access to Treatment



2020 COVID-19 Rapid Response Grants


Albemarle Development Corporation
$3,330.00 for Meals for Seniors

Beach Food Pantry
$23,000.00 for Food Needs (two grants)
$25,000.00 for Collaborative Buying for Local Pantries
$6,000.00 for Refrigeration for Mobile Pantry

Bread of Life Food Pantry
$2,387.10 for Food Hampers
$5,740.99 for Food Hampers and Refrigerators

Cape Hatteras United Methodist Men
$15,000.00 for Pantry Restock and Financial Assistance for Families
$15,000.00 over two years for Financial Assistance for Families (first year of two-year grant)

Children & Youth Partnership for Dare County
$5,000.00 for Diaper Bank

Community Care Clinic of Dare
$3,608.42 for Clinic Improvements
$938.92 for Telemedicine Supplies
$3,278.43 for Safety Upgrades
$5,947.00 for COVID-19 Testing

Dare Community Crime Line
$2,600.00 for Camp SALT in Remote Learning

Dare County Arts Council
$5,000.00 for Digital Revenue Platforms for OBX Artists

Dare Education Foundation
$9,940.07 for Student Home Wi-Fi in Remote Learning (two grants)
$6,788.08 for Assistive Technology Devices

Easterseals UCP
$1,000.00 for Sensory Bags

Feline Hope Animal Shelter
$4,200.00 for Operation Feed Our Pets (two grants)

Food for Thought
$8,800.00 for Grocery Gift Cards for Students

Hatteras Island Meals
$1,400.00 for Home-Delivered Meals for Hatteras Seniors

Interfaith Community Outreach
$25,000.00 for Financial Assistance through COVID (two grants)
$45,000.00 for Childcare and Tutoring in Remote Learning (two grants)

Lifeline Outreach OBX
$3,000.00 for Food Needs

Mustang Outreach Program
$11,184.00 for Tutoring Scholarships and Remote Learning Center
$10,200.00 over two years for Tutoring Scholarships (first year of two-year grant)

OBX Room in the Inn
$5,000.00 for Shelter Continuation through COVID

Ocracoke Youth Center
$4,224.75 for Student Home Wi-Fi in Remote Learning

Outer Banks Family YMCA
$23,750.00 for E-Learning Academy Scholarships
$12,500.00 over two years for E-Learning Academy Scholarships (first year of two-year grant)


Funding for our COVID-19 Rapid Response Grants came from many generous individuals and businesses, as well as our Community Enrichment and Focus Grant Funds, and from several special, additional funds, including the Vision 2020 Fund, John H. Whitehead Memorial Donor-Advised Fund, and Dorothy Scott Townsend Fletcher Memorial Donor-Advised Fund.

Many of our other donor-advised funds supported nonprofits and the community during the COVID crisis. For a list of all donor-advised grants, please see our annual report.




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