2020 was a year like no other, and your Community Foundation’s 2020 Annual Report shares numbers that were unimaginable just a few years ago. Because of your generosity, in 2020 the Outer Banks Community Foundation distributed $1.8 million in grants and scholarships—over $180,000 in scholarships to 74 local students, and $1.6 million in grants to dozens of vital, local nonprofits.
Behind the numbers is a story about a student who wanted to be a nurse. She is on her path now, because you made it happen. Behind those numbers are disposable diapers—yes, Drive Through Diapers, no less. When families with infant children needed diapers, you made sure they could get them, for free, without leaving their cars.
Dig into those numbers and you find the neighbors and friends who helped us provide food in the pandemic and who helped rebuild homes and lives torn apart by Hurricane Dorian. Behind the numbers are tutoring and child care programs, mental health services, gardens for peace, arts for healing, and much, much more.
We hope you enjoy the stories about legacy gifts, new funds established, grants distributed, and, above all, community members whose generosity and caring have made our Outer Banks a better place for everyone. THANK YOU for all you do, year in and year out. VIEW THE ANNUAL REPORT HERE.