Community Foundation Announces José Valle as Summer 2016 Milton A. Jewell Intern

From concentrations in accounting and financial management to marketing and public relations, the Outer Banks Community Foundation’s Milton A. Jewell Internship Program is both a prestigious and serious affair…

Community Foundation Awards Over $150,000 in Scholarships

Sixty-eight students — both graduating high school seniors and current college students — have received scholarship awards from the Outer Banks Community Foundation to aid them in their pursuit of a college education…

Historic Documents are Safe at the Community Foundation!

Brian McDonald of Outer Banks Heating and Cooling has once again come to the aid of the Outer Banks Community Foundation…

You’re Invited to the Southern Shores Flat Top Tour on April 23

The Southern Shores Historic Flat Top Cottage Tour is back! This year’s tour will be held on Saturday, April 23, 2016 from 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM. Tour tickets are $5.00 and will be sold on the day of the tour at 156 Wax Myrtle Trail or 13 Skyline Road…

Community Foundation Announces $35,000 in Grants

The Outer Banks Community Foundation announced more than $35,000 in grants to over 15 local nonprofits earlier this month. The grants will assist with a wide range of charitable needs, from veterans groups to arts programs, health care to environmental education, tutoring programs to food assistance…

OBCF Invites Applications for David Loy and Pauline Wright Grants

The Community Foundation is now accepting applications from nonprofits and government agencies for the Pauline Wright and David Aycock Loy Grant Programs. These annual grants are intended to help people with intellectual and developmental disabilities…

New Fund for Hatteras Island Will Help Local Charities

A local family has established a new, perpetual charitable fund at the Outer Banks Community Foundation to aid benevolent projects and help meet urgent needs on Hatteras Island for generations to come…

Community Foundation Honors Founders at Annual Meeting

At its 34th Annual Meeting on Feb. 18, the Outer Banks Community Foundation celebrated a record-breaking year in grants and scholarships, and thanked two of its founders, Ray White and Eddie Greene, with Champion Awards…

Now Accepting Applications For Aviation Education Grants

The Outer Banks Community Foundation is now accepting applications for the Aviation Education Grant Program. Applications are due on Friday, April 29, and prospective applicants should contact the Community Foundation before applying…

Community Foundation Accepting Scholarship Applications

Our scholarship deadline has now passed. The application deadline was 11:59 pm on Sunday, March 27. The Community Foundation manages 45 scholarship programs and awarded over $155,000 last year to over 90 local students…

Local Nonprofits Invited to OBX Town Hall Meeting

Join the NC Center for Nonprofits, Outer Banks Community Foundation, and Outer Banks Community Services Collaborative on Friday, March 18 for a Nonprofit Town Hall meeting to get a preview of major trends, threats, and opportunities for nonprofits in 2016…

Community Foundation Announces Two Free Seminars for Nonprofits

Registration is now closed for two free nonprofit seminars on Tuesday, March 8 at the UNC Coastal Studies Institute — a morning session on volunteer engagement, and an afternoon session on great practices of effective boards…

OBCF Announces Grant Deadlines, Criteria, and New Year’s Resolutions

The Outer Banks Community Foundation has announced its 2016 grant application deadlines (the first one of the year is Friday, February 5), along with new initiatives to help and support local nonprofits…

RSVP for Our Annual Meeting

You are cordially invited to the Annual Meeting of the Outer Banks Community Foundation! The luncheon meeting is at 11:30 am on Thursday, February 18 at Pamlico Jack’s in Nags Head. Please RSVP by clicking here.

Local Couple Establishes Charitable Endowment in Memory of their Mothers

Ron and Tiney Curtis have a tradition. Whenever a family member, neighbor, or friend falls upon hard times, they slip that person an envelope…

Giving Circle Announces $8,500 in Grants

Outer Banks Giving for Good Giving Circle is pleased to announce its charitable gifts for 2015, beginning with its largest single donation to date, a $5,000 gift to Food for Thought…

Interfaith Establishes Endowment at OBCF to Help Outer Banks Forever

Interfaith Community Outreach has established a new charitable endowment with the Outer Banks Community Foundation to provide a permanent source of funding to “bridge the gap” for the working class poor…

OBCF Awards $600,000 in 2015; Raising Funds to Do More in 2016

Ending another record-breaking year, the Outer Banks Community Foundation announced over $600,000 in grants and scholarships in 2015, including $60,000 in new grants earlier this month…

Community Foundation Celebrates Giving Tuesday

The Outer Banks Community Foundation is celebrating Giving Tuesday by encouraging our generous community to give back to the nonprofits and causes they love…

Last Chance to Register for Oct. 16 Nonprofit Training

It’s your last chance to register for the Outer Banks Community Foundation’s strategic planning workshop being held on October 16! If you’re a board or staff member of a local charity, this training is for you…

Frank Tate Fund Established for the Manteo High School Band

The Manteo High School Band is getting new help next year, in memory of a young clarinetist whose life was enriched by his band experience…

Fred Murray Fund to Help Families with Cancer

Fred Murray’s legacy of kindness has been memorialized in a new charitable endowment. Established by his family with the Outer Banks Community Foundation, the Fred Murray Memorial Fund will serve as a perpetual funding source to help people from the Outer Banks who are struggling with cancer…

Community Foundation Announces Giving and Tax Seminar

The Community Foundation invites you to its inaugural Great Giving Seminar: “Sip & Learn — Tax Advantages of Charitable Giving” will be presented by Pat Herman and Lorelei Costa on Thurs, Nov 5, at the Hilton Garden in Kitty Hawk at 5:00 pm…

Community Foundation Awards $40,000 in Grants

The Community Foundation awarded more than $40,000 in grants yesterday to 16 local nonprofits. The grants will assist with a wide range of charitable needs, from volunteer fire departments to animal rescue, children and youth to seniors and elders, outdoor education to food assistance for the needy…

4th Annual Video Contest!

Announcing the 2016 Community Foundation Video Contest! Show us how a Community Foundation grant helped your nonprofit improve our community, launch a new program, and change people’s lives…

Community Foundation Announces Planning Workshop for Nonprofits

The Outer Banks Community Foundation is offering a strategic planning workshop for local nonprofits on Friday, October 16 from 8:30 am until 4:00 pm at the UNC Coastal Studies Institute in Wanchese. Click here to register online…

Flat Top Painting Sold at Arts Council Gallery in Manteo

Sold!!! A recent donation of a large oil painting by Helen Crouse will help preserve one of the last remaining Flat Top cottages of Southern Shores, NC…

Now Accepting Grant Applications Through July 31

The Outer Banks Community Foundation is currently accepting online applications for its Community Enrichment Grants Program. The application deadline is Friday, July 31…

Community Foundation Awards $109,000 in Grants

The Community Foundation awarded more than $109,000 in grants last week to 19 separate charities. Nonprofits from Dare County, Ocracoke, and Currituck County will benefit, on programs ranging from ball fields to libraries, sea turtles to arts groups, college-bound students to adults with disabilities…

Community Foundation Awards $147,000 in Scholarships

Sixty-nine talented and hard-working local students are getting help this year in fulfilling a dream — the dream of a college education. The Outer Banks Community Foundation announced 89 scholarship awards this spring totaling $147,000…

Community Foundation Releases Annual Report

The Outer Banks Community Foundation has released its 2014 Annual Report, showcasing 12 new endowment funds and over $560,000 in grants and scholarships…

Community Foundation Names New Emeritus Directors

The Board of Directors of the Outer Banks Community Foundation has named two new individuals into the honored ranks of Emeritus Director: Sharon Elliott and Avery Harrison…

OBCF Celebrates Record-Breaking Year at Annual Meeting

The Outer Banks Community Foundation held its Annual Meeting on March 19 to celebrate another record-breaking year of philanthropy, including $560,000 awarded in grants and scholarships in 2014…

Now Accepting Applications For Aviation Education Grants

The Outer Banks Community Foundation is now accepting applications for the Aviation Education Grant Program. Applications are due on Friday, May 1. Prospective applicants are encouraged to contact the Community Foundation before applying…

Stewart Couch Leaves Generous Scholarship Bequest

Stewart Couch’s friends and family were left in shock upon his passing in February 2012, but many found solace by giving back to Hatteras for a scholarship in his name. Little did they know, Stewart himself had the exact same idea…

Now Accepting Applications For Pauline Wright and David Loy Grants

The Community Foundation is now accepting applications from nonprofits and qualified government agencies for the Pauline Wright and David Aycock Loy grant programs. These annual grants are intended to help people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, with an emphasis on autism and Down syndrome…

Community Foundation Accepting Scholarship Applications thru March 29

The Outer Banks Community Foundation is accepting scholarship applications online through Sunday, March 29, 2015. Graduating high school seniors, current college students, and adult continuing education candidates from Dare County, Currituck County, and Ocracoke are eligible to apply…

Annual Meeting Rescheduled to March 19

The Annual Meeting of the Outer Banks Community Foundation has been officially rescheduled to Thursday, March 19. The luncheon will be held from 11:30 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. at Pamlico Jack’s Restaurant in Nags Head…

Community Foundation Announces Free Grant-Writing Workshop

The Outer Banks Community Foundation and the NC Center for Nonprofits announce a free grant-writing workshop for local nonprofits: “From Great Idea to Winning Proposal: How to Find and Attain Grant Funds for Your Nonprofit” on Friday, March 20 at the UNC Coastal Studies Institute…

Scott Day Scholarship Honors Late Teacher

When beloved teacher and coach Scott Day departed this world on August 24, 2014, he left behind not only his family, but a generation of Hatteras students whose lives he had enriched. And now, Mr. Day is leaving an even larger legacy…

Community Foundation Now Hiring!

The Community Foundation is seeking qualified, enthusiastic applicants for the full-time position of Office and Program Manager. Applications are due by Friday, January 30…

OBCF Accepting Grant Applications Through February 6

The Outer Banks Community Foundation is accepting applications for its Community Enrichment Grants Program. Applications must be completed online by Friday, February 6…

Announcing Two New Funds with Liberty Christian Fellowship

This week the Outer Banks Community Foundation announced two new charitable endowment funds in partnership with the Liberty Christian Fellowship of Colington…

OBCF Awards $540,000 in 2014, Raising Funds to Do More in 2015

Ending another record-breaking year, the Outer Banks Community Foundation announced over $540,000 in grants and scholarships in 2014, including $105,000 in new grants earlier this week…

First South Bank Supports Community Foundation’s Flat Top Fund

To commemorate First South Bank’s new full-service banking office in Kill Devil Hills, Senior Vice President Skipper Hines presented a $2,500 donation to support the Community Foundation’s Flat Top Preservation Fund…

CheckPoint Donates Security System

Thanks to a generous contribution from CheckPoint Security, the Outer Banks Community Foundation has upgraded their office protections with a new, state-of-the-art security, fire alarm, and monitoring system…

New Endowment for Children’s Art Announced

The Dare County Arts Council and the Outer Banks Community Foundation have established the Jim Wood Endowment for Children’s Arts, a new charitable endowment to fund children’s arts programming…

Community Foundation Awards $70,000 in Grants

The Outer Banks Community Foundation awarded more than $70,000 in grants this month to 25 local charities. Nonprofits from Hatteras, Roanoke Island, Kill Devil Hills, Nags Head, Kitty Hawk, Southern Shores, and Ocracoke will benefit…

Community Foundation Announces Marketing Workshop for Nonprofits

The Outer Banks Community Foundation is offering a marketing workshop entitled “Storytelling for Nonprofits: How to Tell Stories that Build Support and Raise Money” on October 16…

Giving Circle Awards Grants, Recruits New Members

The “OBX Giving for Good” Giving Circle is seeking new members to join this innovative philanthropic group. Sponsored by the Community Foundation, Giving for Good is a group of local families with school-age children who each contribute to a charitable fund and then make high-impact grants to charities that they chose…