The Outer Banks Community Foundation manages more than 200 diverse charitable funds totaling over $25 million in assets. Although each fund has a unique name, history, legacy, and purpose, they all share the same broad goal of improving lives and meeting local needs in Dare County and the Outer Banks.

Endowed Funds at Outer Banks Community Foundation

Community Foundation fund assets are commingled as part of an actively managed, diversified investment portfolio. Our finance committee and an independent investment manager oversees the Community Foundation’s investment activities. Click on the “+” next to a fund below for a description of that fund. Click on a linked fund title to read more information on the fund.

Donor-Advised Funds

Donor-Advised Funds allow the donor, and one generation of successor advisors, to establish a personal legacy of giving by directing fund distributions regularly.

Designated Funds

Designated Funds support the work of specific program(s) or nonprofit(s).

Field of Interest Funds

Field of Interest Funds afford the Community Foundation staff and board flexibility to apply distributions for a particular area of need – say, food insecurity, the environment, animals, or medical care. Community Foundation staff work with donors to ensure a fund’s purpose is meaningful and achievable.

Giving Circle Funds

Organizational Funds

Organizational Funds are set up by groups or individuals to support a specific, local charity.

Scholarship Funds

Scholarship Funds support higher education; different funds target different areas.

Unrestricted Grant-Making Funds

Unrestricted Funds allow the Community Foundation staff and board to apply distributions to grants making the biggest impacts and/or addressing our region’s most pressing needs.

Outer Banks Community Foundation Funds

For information on how to establish a charitable fund, please visit our Create a Fund page.