The Outer Banks Community Foundation is currently accepting applications for its Community Enrichment Grants Program. The application deadline is Friday, February 6. Applications must be completed and submitted online through the Community Foundation’s website: www.obcf.org/grants.
The Community Foundation supports charitable projects that directly benefit all or a portion of its service area, which includes Dare County and all Outer Banks communities, from Corolla to Ocracoke. Last year the Community Foundation awarded almost $225,000 in grants through its Community Enrichment program, plus another $195,000 through its donor-advised and designated funds.
The Community Foundation supports charitable projects of all types, including arts and/or culture, animal welfare, children and/or youth, disaster relief and/or prevention, education, the environment, health, historic preservation and/or interpretation, and other human services.
Priority is given to projects that: involve or benefit a broad segment of the community; provide an innovative approach to addressing area needs; attract additional funding from other sources; promote collaboration and efficiencies amongst multiple organizations; and/or fill gaps and address urgent community needs, among other considerations.
Any 501(c)3 organization is eligible to apply, as are other tax-exempt organizations for charitable projects that meet a public need. Applications are reviewed on a quarterly basis. The deadlines for 2015 are February 6, May 1, July 31, and October 30.
For more information about the Community Foundation’s grants program, or to apply for a grant, please visit our grants pages at www.obcf.org/grants. All applicants are asked to contact Community Foundation staff before applying at 252-261-8839.