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.
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...