The Outer Banks Community Foundation is now accepting applications for three new grants programs to support agencies helping people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDDs).
David Aycock Loy Grants are available to charitable organizations that serve children on the Outer Banks with developmental disabilities/disorders and/or learning disabilities, and/or the families of those children. Priority emphasis will be given to organizations serving children with autism.
Established in 2013 by his family, the David Aycock Loy Memorial Fund honors a boy who died too young, at the age of 18, from complications arising from hemophilia. The David Aycock Loy Memorial Fund has $275 to award this year, but excellent projects may be eligible for matching dollars from other Community Foundation funds. The David Aycock Loy Memorial Fund is a permanent endowment that will grow over time and award grants every spring.
Pauline Wright Grants are available to qualifying 501(c)3 charities and government agencies for educational, cultural, social, and/or developmental programs for individuals with Down syndrome and/or other IDDs. Priority emphasis will be given to programs in schools, programs benefitting children, and/or job-training and life skills programs for adults.
Pauline Wright Grants are available for both Dare County and Currituck County. Each county has a separate endowment fund, each with $7,200 to award this year. Excellent projects may be eligible for matching dollars from other Community Foundation funds. Projects benefitting both Dare and Currituck could draw from both funds.
The Pauline Wright Funds were established in 2013 by a bequest from Mrs. Wright, who died in 2011. The funds are invested as permanent endowments, which will grow over time and award grants every spring.
Additionally, the Community Foundation is also accepting applications for its traditional Community Enrichment grants program. Community Enrichment grants are open to any nonprofit serving the Outer Banks in the areas of: arts & culture; children & youth; education; the environment; disaster relief & prevention; health; historic interpretation & preservation; and other human services.
The application deadline for all requests is Friday, May 2. Applications must be completed and submitted online at www.tinyurl.com/ApplyOBCFGrant. Before submitting an application, prospective applicants are urged to contact Lorelei Costa at 252-261-8839 or by email.