Outer Banks Community Foundation Reports Record Giving in 2019!
Thanks to your support, we awarded over $1.3 million this year in grants and scholarships to nonprofits and students across our community—nearly double from last year. Thanks to our donors, we helped 85 students attend college this year in pursuit of the dream of a higher education. Thanks to you, we introduced young children across Dare County to trumpets and violins through a grant to the NC Symphony. Because of your generosity, we are sending under-served kids to camp at the NC Aquarium next summer, and we are funding specialized training for teachers in Currituck County to help them best support students with autism.
And our grants are tackling the hard stuff, too—our community’s most urgent needs and complex challenges. This year a $50,000 grant to Outer Banks Hotline is helping them expand their shelter for homeless teens and victims of violence and trafficking. A $36,375 grant to Dare CASA and the Saving Lives Task Force will help them reduce and prevent substance addiction and fatal overdose in our community.
Because of you, and generous people like you, we supported food assistance programs from Kitty Hawk to Manteo to Avon to Ocracoke. We helped cancer patients afford medical treatment, and helped local veterans pay bills during times of hardship. We even helped the Hatteras Island Wildlife Rehabilitation purchase an ophthalmoscope, which allowed them to care for an injured barred owl earlier this month. And that’s just a taste of the myriad of grants from 2019.
And of course, there was a storm called Dorian…
We include these stories, and advice about ensuring your year-end donation counts in 2019. You can read the entire newsletter here.