Cape Hatteras Secondary School 2024 Scholarship Recipients

Six Cape Hatteras Secondary School seniors will start college next fall with financial assistance from Outer Banks Community Foundation funds established by local donors and organizations.

Partnering together to sponsor the Outer Banks Environmental Film Festival

When the Ed and Maureen learned about the Outer Banks Community Foundation, they reached out to president and CEO Chris Sawin about creating a fund that could combine Maureen’s love for films and their shared appreciation for the environment.

College Of The Albemarle 2024 Scholarship Recipients

Three College of the Albemarle students will start college at other educational institutions next fall with financial assistance from Outer Banks Community Foundation funds established by local donors and organizations.

Manteo High School 2024 Scholarship Recipients

Ten Manteo High School seniors will start college next fall with financial assistance from Outer Banks Community Foundation funds established by local donors and organizations.

First Flight High School 2024 Scholarship Recipients

Fifteen First Flight High School seniors will start college next fall with financial assistance from Outer Banks Community Foundation funds established by local donors and organizations.

Upholding Close Friend’s Lasting Legacy, Couple Creates Fund To Support Individuals With Disabilities

To honor their close friend's last legacy, Mike and Patti established the Dr. David Rostetter Memorial Fund for Self-Advocacy and Inclusion with the Outer Banks Community Foundation.

Nonprofits Network At 2nd Annual Mission Mixer

The Outer Banks Community Foundation and the Outer Banks Visitors Bureau hosted the 2nd Annual Non-Profit Mission Mixer at the Outer Banks Brewing Station on April 11.

Pair of Grants Brings Everyone’s Playground Dream One Step Closer To Reality

Playgrounds provide a vibrant spark to every community, which is why so many people are excited about Everyone’s Playground.

New Smith-Cooper Scholarship Emphasizes More Than Academic Achievement

The Smith-Cooper Scholarship is a new four-year scholarship for Dare County students. It is, for Susan Smith, a way to honor her late husband, Fred Smith’s legacy, and his belief that a strong work ethic and a college education are key ingredients for success.

Community Foundation Grant Supports 6th Dare County State Of The Child Conference

Over 140 people, including business leaders, government officials, local nonprofits, health professionals, school representatives, health and human service agencies, and concerned community members came together to discuss issues related to Dare County’s youth at Dare County’s 6th State of the Child Conference on Thursday, March 14. 

How You Can Support After Prom

Every spring Dare County high school students look forward to a special event called After Prom, which will be held on Saturday, April 20 this year.

Outer Banks Community Foundation Celebrates Champion Bobby Owens and 2023 Achievements at Annual Meeting

The Outer Banks Community Foundation hosted civic leaders, nonprofit professionals, and donors at Jennette's Pier in Nags Head for its annual meeting on March 12.

Southern Shores Historic Flat Top Tour To Benefit Flat Top Preservation Fund

The Southern Shores Historic Flat Top Cottage owner network recently announced that this year’s flat top tour will be held from 1:00pm to 5:00pm on Saturday, April 27.

Dare County Youth Orchestra Takes Center Stage

On February 15, the Dare County Youth Orchestra (DCYO) took center stage at First Flight High School for All County Orchestra Day, enchanting the audience with a concert featuring talented student musicians from our diverse community. This special event was supported by a Community Enrichment grant from the Outer Banks Community Foundation. The grant allowed DCYO to expand its reach, providing its musicians with more violas, cellos, and basses.

In Memory of Founding Board Member Ray White

Ray White was a man of passion, deeply devoted to the Outer Banks. His love for this region helped shape its transformation from quiet fishing villages to a bustling tourist destination.

Westervelt family creates fund for Ocracoke students

For over 60 years, the community in Ocracoke was a respite for the Westervelt family. Beginning in 1960, Dr. Frederic Westervelt would travel with his family from Virginia for a few days or weeks away from the rigors of his duties as part of the faculty at UVA medical school. The kindness of the people, the quiet pace of life, and the beauty of the ocean continued to draw the Westervelt family to the small island year after year. At Fred’s retirement in 2000, they moved full time down to Ocracoke.