When you establish a charitable fund at the Outer Banks Community Foundation, you create a flexible and effective way to achieve your charitable goals. Here are some tools to help you use your fund.


Recommend a Grant

If you have a donor-advised fund, you can use our Donor-Advised Grant Recommendation Form to recommend grants to the charities you want to help. The Community Foundation board approves all grants. Please submit your recommendations at least one week prior to our regularly scheduled board meetings, which are always the first Thursdays of March, June, September, and December.


Plan Your Grant-Making

Not sure which grants to recommend? Looking for advice on community needs, promising opportunities, or leveraging your grants? Our staff is here to assist you with your grant-making and your philanthropic planning. We can also help you (and your family or business) set your long-term charitable goals. Call us at 252-261-8839 to make an appointment.


Request Your Fund Information

In the first quarter of each calendar year, as soon as our auditors review our books, we automatically mail you a statement showing your fund’s activity from the prior year, and your distributable amount for the current year. To request a duplicate fund statement, a year-to-date statement (unaudited), or other information for your fund, use our Fund Services Request Form.


Add to Your Fund

You can make additional contributions to your fund anytime through our online donation form. Your donations are tax-deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law. You may also use this form to make donations to your fund in honor or in memory of someone special.


Plan for Tomorrow

Consider the impact you could make beyond your lifetime. Join the many donors in our David Stick Legacy Society who plan to leave all or a portion of their estates to the Outer Banks Community Foundation. You can use a planned or deferred gift to grow your existing fund, or to create a new fund. Learn more here.