2017 Annual Report Now Available!

The Outer Banks Community Foundation has released its 2017 Annual Report! You may click here for the Annual Report and click here for our Life Members list…

OBCF Welcomes Lauren Mahler as 2018 Milton Jewell Intern

The Community Foundation is delighted to welcome Lauren Mahler this summer as our 2018 Milton Jewell Intern. Lauren has just finished her sophomore year at the College of William and Mary, where she is studying public policy and economics…

Community Foundation Now Accepting Applications for Special Focus Grants

The Outer Banks Community Foundation is now accepting applications for its annual Special Focus Grants, supporting Animal Welfare, Aviation Education, Health/Wellness, and Opportunities for People with Disabilities…

Community Foundation Announces $66,000 in Grants

In its first meeting of the year, the new board of the Outer Banks Community Foundation awarded over $66,000 to support 15 vital nonprofits. The grants will support a variety of local causes, from cancer support to music lessons for children…

Community Foundation Announces Marketing “Boot Camps” for Nonprofits

The Outer Banks Community Foundation is excited to announce two communications and marketing “boot camps” for local nonprofits: one in Manteo on Thursday, April 5, and a half-day session in Ocracoke on Friday, April 6 (register here)

Community Foundation Elects New Board and Honors 2018 Champion

We announced the winners of our Champion Award and our Nonprofit Video Contest at our annual meeting last month. Two new board members were elected, and two departing board members were honored…

New Scholarships Honor Beloved Parents

The Community Foundation announces two new scholarships — the Jeannette U. McOwen Scholarship, and the Lillian W. Riddick Scholarship for Nurses — that will both honor a beloved parent and help generations of aspiring college students…

Scholarship Application Deadline March 25!

The Outer Banks Community Foundation is now accepting scholarship applications online. Students may CLICK HERE to start their application…

Charity and the New Tax Law (Yes, You Can Still Give and Be Smart!)

If you’re anything like me, you’ve just started the tedious task of collecting your paperwork for tax season. And maybe you are wondering, will the new tax bill change that in the future…

A Legacy of Caring

As Bonnie Pfennighaus and Louise Baraw reflect upon their lives, an extraordinary story of giving back, of caring for others emerges. But for the longtime friends, a lifetime of caring is not enough. They want to ensure their legacy will continue…