Nonprofit $4,000 Grant Opportunity


40 nonprofits for 40 years—plus two for good measure. 42 local nonprofit agencies have been nominated to be in the running for a $4,000 grant from Outer Banks Community Foundation that will be awarded this Saturday at our 40th Birthday Bash!

That’s right, we’re taking over Charitocracy for a day, as part of our birthday celebration. Charitocracy is a local nonprofit that believes we might be able to “solve real world problems if everyone just chipped in a dollar.”

It’s only one vote per Charitocracy-registered user, and only one group will receive a grant, so we encourage folks to take this opportunity to check out Charitocracy and sign up to be included in monthly voting for your favorite charities. It costs as little as $12 a year to join. Donations are pooled each month and awarded to a crowd-curated charitable cause. The process basically starts over, with some carry-over of votes for nonprofits in the top spots.

Charitocracy is a great way to get your nonprofit’s name, mission, links, and images in front of a wider Outer Banks audience.


Here’s the list of eligible nonprofits in the running to receive the $4,000 grant on Saturday, October 15:

Albemarle Commission Senior Nutrition Program

Beach Food Pantry

Cape Hatteras United Methodist Men

Chicamacomico Historical Association

Coastal Carolina Purple Martin Society

Coastal Humane Society

Corolla Wild Horse Fund

Cross Roads OBX

Dare Education Foundation

Feline Hope

First Flight High School PTO

First Flight Middle School PTO

Food For Thought

GEM Day Services

Hatteras Island Cancer Foundation

Hatteras Island Meals

Hatteras Island Wildlife Rehabilitation

Interfaith Community Outreach

Kill Devil Hills Fire Auxiliary

Mustang Outreach Program

Network for Endangered Sea Turtles (N.E.S.T.)

North Carolina Coastal Federation

OBX PrideFest

OBX Room in the Inn

Outer Banks Conservationists

Outer Banks Dementia Friendly Coalition

Outer Banks Family YMCA

Outer Banks Forever

Outer Banks Hotline

Outer Banks Relief Foundation

Outer Banks SPCA

Outer Banks Sporting Events

Pea Island Preservation Society

Peace Garden Project

Sea Change OBX

Southern Hope Animal Rescue & Education

Special Olympics NC

Surfing for Autism

The OBX Way

The Outer Banks Chorus

Theatre of Dare

Waters Edge Village School