This week the Outer Banks Community Foundation announced two new charitable endowment funds in partnership with the Liberty Christian Fellowship of Colington.
The first fund, called Love in Action, was established by an anonymous donor, and named for a passage in Romans, Chapter 12. Love in Action will support the Fellowship’s grant-making ministry, ultimately benefiting the faith-based nonprofits that are addressing the Outer Banks’s most pressing and urgent needs.
Managed financially by the Community Foundation and programmatically by Liberty Christian Fellowship, the Love in Action Fund will be a perpetual source of grant funding for nonprofits, schools, churches, and other charities.
Among many other forms of community outreach, Liberty Christian Fellowship is a host for the Outer Banks’s Room in the Inn program. The Fellowship helps to feed and shelter the homeless each year at Christmas at the church’s Camp Emmanuel facilities.
Also this week, the Fellowship established a traditional endowment to benefit the Fellowship itself. This endowment is also held by the Community Foundation and will provide long-term financial support for any and all of the church’s programs and needs.
The Outer Banks Community Foundation holds endowment funds by and for over 40 nonprofits and churches across the Outer Banks, including the YMCA, Whalehead Preservation Trust, Food for Thought, Dare County Crime Line, Outer Banks SPCA, the Ocracoke, Currituck, and Dare County libraries, St. Andrews By-the-Sea, the Unitarian Universalist Congregation, and Mt. Olivet United Methodist Church.
Anyone can make a tax-deductible gift to any of the Community Foundation’s funds. Please visit www.obcf.org/donate to contribute, or visit www.obcf.org/giving/create-a-fund to learn more about starting a new fund.