So You Want to Start a Nonprofit

It’s probably the most common phone call I get. Some benevolent person discerns a need in our community, aspires to solve that community need, and wants some help with starting a new nonprofit…

The Community Foundation is Hiring!

The Outer Banks Community Foundation is now accepting applications for two full-time positions on our staff: Scholarship and Office Administrator, and Development and Communications Manager…

Something Good from a Terrible Thing: The Sgt. Rimer Fund for Veterans

The Outer Banks Community Foundation has funds and endowments for a wide range of purposes and reasons, but the Sgt. Joshua Rimer Memorial Fund for Veterans is unlike any other fund the Community Foundation administers….

Don’t Let Your Local Scholarship Disappear

Scholarship displacement is when a college reduces a student’s financial aid package because of another scholarship the student received from another entity. Here’s what students, parents, and local scholarship providers can do to protect our scholarship dollars…

Now Accepting Applications for Special Focus Grants

The Community Foundation is now accepting applications for our annual Special Focus Grants. Areas of Special Focus include Animal Welfare, Aviation Education, and Opportunities for People with Disabilities. Applications are due on Friday, April 26…

Strategic Planning for Nonprofits: Join Us for This Seminar!

She’s back! Jeanne Allen is returning to the Outer Banks to reprise her popular seminar on strategic planning for nonprofits. Join us on Wednesday, April 24, 2019 from 8:30 am until 4:00 pm at College of the Albemarle in Manteo…

You’re Invited to the Southern Shores Flat Top Tour on April 27

It’s back! The 2019 Southern Shores Flat Top Tour will be held on Saturday, April 27 from 1PM to 5PM. Tickets are just $7 per person and will be sold on the day of the tour at 156 Wax Myrtle Trl or 13 Skyline Rd…

Scholarship Application Now Open!

The Outer Banks Community Foundation is now accepting scholarship applications online. We have $170,000 to give out this year! Applications are due by 11:59 pm on Sunday, March 31, 2019. Students: CLICK HERE to start your application…

OBCF Honors Jo Oden, Elects New Board at Annual Meeting

The Community Foundation honored Josephine Oden at its annual meeting on February 19, naming “Miss Jo” posthumously as the organization’s 2019 Champion, in recognition of her role in starting the foundation’s scholarship program…

Community Scholarships: How Can We Do the Most Good

Last year, philanthropists across our community bestowed $500,000 in scholarships to Dare County seniors. As a community, how can we do the most good with the scholarships we give?