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.
Attendees at the David Stick Legacy Society Lunch at Basnight’s Lone Cedar are entertained by the Outer Banks Chorus, December 12, 2023

Outer Banks Community Foundation Announces New Grant Awards at its Annual David Stick Legacy Society Lunch

At its recent David Stick Legacy Society Lunch event, the Outer Banks Community Foundation announced the recipients of its fourth quarter grant awards, shining a spotlight on the innovative Sound Minds program by Interfaith Community Outreach (ICO). In collaboration with the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) and the Outer Banks Relief Foundation (OBRF), Sound Minds aims to increase resources for better mental health support in the community.

Honoring Daughter’s Memory, Couple Establishes Fund to Help Families Battling Addiction

Driven by the tragic loss of their daughter to addiction, an Outer Banks couple has established a beacon of hope for families facing the same darkness. The Christina Nicole Jones Memorial Fund for Substance Abuse Education, Counseling, Prevention, and Treatment will provide funding for agencies addressing the needs of families facing addiction.

Scholarship Fund Established for Students to Pursue Veterinary Medicine

In 2023, Carole created the Teddy and Savory Garrett Veterinary Medicine Scholarship Fund at the Outer Banks Community Foundation to help local students who want to become veterinarians. And she has made a provision in her will for both the fund she established and to the Outer Banks Community Foundation to benefit Outer Banks people and causes.

Coastal Campership Fund Grant Supports Summer Programs

The Kitty Hawk Rotary and the Outer Banks Community Foundation are pleased to announce that the Coastal Campership Fund has made a substantial impact in its first year!

Nonprofit Workshop on Development Held

Dozens of nonprofit leaders gathered at College of the Albemarle to learn about finding and engaging new donors at a morning workshop on September 28...

Outer Banks Community Foundation Awards $134,873 to Nine Nonprofits

The Community Foundation has awarded $94,873 in Community Enrichment grants to eight nonprofits to support causes that include a new dental clinic...

NC Lions VIP Fishing Tournament is Largest of Its Kind

A recent Community Foundation grant is supporting the upcoming NC Lions VIP Fishing Tournament...

2024 “State of the Child Conference” Receives Grant Funding

"We know that high-quality early experiences are crucial, and we look forward to our 2024 conference..."

Grant to Outer Banks Family YMCA Provides Healthy Options for Dare Children and Teens

The “Safe Summer Programs for Youth and Teens” grant supported the Y’s goal to serve all local children and teens, regardless...

Southern Bank Building becomes Outer Banks Center for Nonprofits, home of Community Foundation

“Our bank is firm in its commitment to the communities we serve; this contribution is part of that commitment to the Outer Banks...”

Carolina Cross Connection Volunteers Change Homes and Lives

“I couldn’t find anyone to do this work for me,” said Priscilla. “These children are angels, and that’s the truth!”

United Bank Contributes to Community Foundation’s New Nonprofit Center

CEO Chris Sawin said, “The first dollars to raise are often the hardest, and United Bank’s gift provided a much-needed boost to our efforts.”

Community Foundation Grant for Outer Banks SPCA New Dog Enrichment Center

“We bring our dogs outside for exercise, mental stimulation, and emotional connection,” said Executive Director Bill Coleman...

Grant to Help HI CERT Connect Hatteras Islanders During Outages

Hatteras Islanders know it pays to be prepared for the eventuality of hurricanes and other significant events, both natural and man-made. Since 2013 HI CERT...