Community Foundation Activates Disaster Relief Fund

The Community Foundation is now accepting donations to the Disaster Relief Fund to support relief and recovery efforts after Hurricane Arthur. Initial assessments count at least 20 homes that were significantly damaged by Arthur. Click here to donate.

Community Foundation Awards $92,000 in Grants

The Outer Banks Community Foundation awarded more than $92,000 in grants last week to 14 local charities, benefiting nonprofits from Ocracoke, Hatteras, Roanoke Island, Nags Head, Kitty Hawk, Corolla, and Poplar Branch…

Community Foundation Awards $130,750 in Scholarships

The Outer Banks Community Foundation announces $130,750 in scholarship awards to 58 graduating high school seniors and college students from Dare, Currituck, and Ocracoke…

Community Foundation Releases Annual Report

The Outer Banks Community Foundation has released its 2013 Annual Report, showcasing 14 new endowment funds and over $500,000 in grants and scholarships…

Community Foundation Solicits Proposals for Banking and Investment Services

The Outer Banks Community Foundation is currently soliciting proposals for both banking and investment management services…

$10,000 Grant Awarded for State of the Child Conference

The Outer Banks Community Foundation has awarded a grant of $10,000 to the Children & Youth Partnership for Dare County’s upcoming State of the Child Conference, scheduled for September 26, 2014…

Community Foundation and Whalehead Trust Introduce Family Funds

The Community Foundation and the Whalehead Trust have established two new charitable funds for the preservation and celebration of Whalehead: the Buck Thornton Memorial Fund and the Franklin Y. Hundley Education Fund…

Introducing the Ocracoke Island Realty and Village Realty Scholarship Fund

The Outer Banks Community Foundation is thrilled to announce its newest scholarship endowment: the Ocracoke Island Realty and Village Realty Scholarship Fund…

BANXblock and Community Foundation Announce New Grant-Making Fund

The Outer Banks Community Foundation and the makers of BANXblock sunscreen are delighted to announce a new charitable endowment fund that will make grants to nonprofits for outdoor recreation and environmental protection…

Announcing New Grant Programs For Individuals with IDDs

The Outer Banks Community Foundation is now accepting applications for three new grants programs to support agencies helping people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDDs)…

Southern Shores Flat Top Tour on April 12 Showcases Community Foundation Home

The Southern Shores Historic Flat Top Open House Tour on Saturday, April 12 from 1pm to 5pm will showcase 15 flat top cottages, including the home of the Outer Banks Community Foundation…

Community Foundation to Present Grants Info on April 2 in Avon

The Outer Banks Community Foundation is coming to Hatteras Island on Wednesday, April 2 to deliver a presentation about their nonprofit grants program…

Scholarship Deadline Is March 31

The scholarship application deadline for 2014 has now passed for all high school seniors and for all renewal candidates. Unfortunately we cannot accept late applications, late recommendations, or late transcripts…

SAGA Sponsors Free Workshop for Outer Banks Nonprofits

The Outer Banks Community Foundation and the N.C. Center for Nonprofits announce a free workshop for all Outer Banks nonprofits, sponsored by SAGA Construction. The workshop will be held on Tuesday, March 18 from 8:00 to 4:00 at the Ramada Plaza Hotel in Kill Devil Hills…

Community Foundation Celebrates Record-Breaking Year at Annual Meeting

The Outer Banks Community Foundation held its Annual Meeting on Thursday, February 20 to celebrate a record-breaking year of philanthropy…

Community Foundation Announces Grant Deadline, Grant Awards

The Outer Banks Community Foundation is currently accepting applications for its Community Enrichment grants program. The application deadline is Friday, February 7. Applications must be completed and submitted online…

Pauline Wright ‘Walked the Walk’

Pauline Wright died on Sept. 3, 2011 at the age of 93, but her dedication to her community will continue for countless generations to come, thanks to a bequest left in the care of the Outer Banks Community Foundation…

Advice 5¢ and Community Foundation Announce New Charitable Fund

The Outer Banks Community Foundation and Advice 5¢, a bed & breakfast in Duck, NC, are delighted to announce a new charitable endowment that will make grants to improve and support the health and wellness of all people of the Outer Banks…

Community Foundation Announces Shear Genius Scholarship Fund

The Outer Banks Community Foundation is thrilled to announce its newest scholarship endowment: Linda Porter’s Shear Genius Scholarship Fund, which was established to celebrate the salon’s 35th anniversary…

Artist Leaves Legacy of Culture, Art

Local artist Dorothy Luedemann left a legacy of artwork after her death: sculptures, map prints, paintings, and more. But her greatest legacy might be the two bequests that she gave to the Outer Banks Community Foundation…

SAGA Construction and Outer Banks Community Foundation Announce New Charitable Endowment

SAGA Construction, Inc. and the Outer Banks Community Foundation are delighted to announce a new charitable endowment fund that will make grants to nonprofits to promote and improve quality of life and health across the Outer Banks…

Outer Banks Community Foundation Funds COA Scholarship

The Outer Banks Community Foundation is helping College of The Albemarle Workforce Development and Continuing Education students by underwriting the Milton Jewel Trade and Technical Scholarship program…

Golfing for Grants: Kelly Family Knows the Art of Giving

Some folks get testy or cling to their wallets if a charitable gift is suggested. Nags Head businessman Mike Kelly just brushes off his golf clubs…

Dare Sheriff’s Camp S.A.L.T. Program Awarded Outer Banks Community Foundation Grant

The Outer Banks Community Foundation has awarded a grant to the Dare County Sheriff’s Office to purchase equipment for their Camp S.A.L.T. summer camp program…

Community Foundation Awards $115,000 in Scholarships

The Outer Banks Community Foundation has awarded $115,000 in scholarships to 54 graduating seniors and college students from Dare and Currituck Counties, including the prestigious Milton A. Jewell Scholarship. At the senior awards ceremonies for First Flight High School, Manteo High School, Currituck High School, and Cape Hatteras Secondary School, 33 graduating seniors received 50 discrete scholarship awards totaling $65,000…

Mystery Donor Bequeathed Largest Gift in Foundation History

The 30-year history of the Outer Banks Community Foundation is full of stories that tug at the heart, demonstrate the community’s character, and show how small monetary gifts can change lives. But no history would be complete without a little mystery and perhaps even a great love story, and that, too, is found in the Community Foundation’s archives…