Billy G. Roughton Scholarships To Help Students Achieve Their Dreams

Billy Roughton was a family man, a pharmacist and a community activist. Owner of Bear Drugs, he helped many achieve their dreams of higher education during his lifetime. Two scholarships have recently been established in his name…

Wells Fargo Bank Awards $50,000 Grant for Disaster Relief

Wells Fargo has awarded a $50,000 grant to the Outer Banks Community Foundation for the Ocracoke Disaster Relief Fund. The grant will directly support hundreds of households who have been devastated by Hurricane Dorian…

Disaster Funds Allocated for Home Rebuilds, Repairs, and Temp Housing

More than $625,000 has now been awarded from the Ocracoke Disaster Relief Fund for Dorian victims, including a half million dollars for home rebuilds, home repairs, and temporary housing…

Destination Dare Video Features Community Foundation

Community Foundation Executive Director Lorelei Costa is featured in the November 2019 edition of CURRENT TV’s Destination Dare. Click here to see the video…

OBCF and Firehouse Supports 65 Ocracoke Households – Many More To Come

This week, more than 65 households on Ocracoke have been awarded assistance for Dorian recovery from money raised by the Outer Banks Community Foundation. As relief efforts continue, much more financial assistance is to come…

OBCF Disaster Relief Funds Support Ocracoke Individuals

Disaster Relief Fund donations to the Outer Banks Community Foundation are now being awarded to individuals in need. Islanders still grapple daily with significant challenges but are slowly getting back on their feet…

Help Your Neighbors Recover from Dorian

One month ago, Hurricane Dorian hit the Outer Banks and Ocracoke with a vengeance. It is now clear that private philanthropy will be a main lifeline for our neighbors who were devastated by this storm. Donate now to make a difference…

Community Foundation Helps Nonprofits with Disaster Recovery

The OBCF has awarded over $70,000 in Rapid Response Grants to nonprofits that are leading disaster relief efforts in the face of Hurricane Dorian, and to nonprofits that were devastated by the storm. These grants are in addition to—and separate from—the new money that OBCF has raised for Ocracoke and Hatteras residents…

OBCF Disaster Fund Receives $50,000 from BB&T Charitable Fund

The Outer Banks Community Foundation’s Disaster Relief Fund has received a $50,000 grant from the BB&T Charitable Fund to help support hundreds of affected families across Dare County and Ocracoke following Hurricane Dorian…

OBCF Announces Rapid-Response Grants Cycle for Nonprofits after Dorian

The Outer Banks Community Foundation has announced an emergency, rapid-response grants cycle to support nonprofit organizations after Hurricane Dorian. Applications are due by Friday, September 20…