It Takes A Community. And a Foundation.

As we approach 2022, our 40th year of service, we are more committed than ever to making a difference for those in need. That’s why we're inviting you to make a meaningful gift now to the Community Fund...

Outer Banks Nonprofits…A Growing List

Just in time for #GivingTuesday, we're publishing a compilation of local nonprofits. The list grows and changes regularly. We'll be working on updating and amplifying data in our mission to stay abreast of our community's evolving needs...

Have a Will? Here are Ten Reasons to Revisit It Periodically

There are a number of  reasons why you'd want to periodically update your plan, including the birth of one or more grandchildren, any changes in dependents status, divorce or marriage, the retirement of professional...

Save on Taxes by Using your IRA RMD for Good.

Taking an IRA distribution this year might mean you’ll pay more in taxes, and even reach a higher tax bracket. Rolling over part of your IRA’s “required minimum distribution” (or “RMD”) to charity can help reduce your tax bill...

Lifting Families Out of the Harm’s Way on Hatteras

“Being back in our new, improved home is security,” said Sarah. “It’s what I’ve wanted forever—to be able to be here for my family, when they need me...

Register for Virtual Duke U. Training Series for OBX Nonprofits

The Outer Banks Community Foundation is proud to announce its sponsorship of the Duke University Nonprofit Management Intensive Track training series for Outer Banks nonprofit leaders in early 2022...

The Best Time to Make a Will is Now

DID YOU KNOW: more than half of American adults do not have a…

Praises for Interim Executive Director Bob Muller

Fortunately for us, Bob decided to make the sacrifice and come out of retirement to help staff and board...

Community Foundation Awards $29,000 in Grants to Five Nonprofits

Your Community Foundation awarded grants to five nonprofits during its third quarter grants cycle. The grants will support...

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...”

American Red Cross Grant Funds Help Outer Banks Repair and Prepare

Work managed under the grant helped repair and rebuild 41 homes; six of those home repair projects were funded directly by the Red Cross...

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...

Community Enrichment Grant Deadline is July 30

Outer Banks Community Foundation’s Community Enrichment Grants Program online applications are due by 11:59 pm on Friday, July 30. More information and a link to apply can be found at https://obcf.org/grant-deadline-july-30...

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...

Disaster Relief Equipment & Supplies Replacement Grant Opportunity

The Outer Banks Community Foundation is accepting applications from nonprofit organizations that were involved in the relief and recovery operations after Hurricane Dorian...