Community Foundation Now Accepting 2020 Grant Applications

The Outer Banks Community Foundation is now accepting applications online for its Community Enrichment Grants Program. The first deadline of the year is Friday, January 31…

There is still time to invest in the future of OBX in 2019, but don’t delay.

Read about the 2019 grants, the scholarships and the disaster relief that your generous donations supported…

Plan Your Giving: What We Can Learn from Ebenezer Scrooge

With so much need in the world today, and so many worthy causes, how do you plan your philanthropy? Lorelei Costa’s advice: follow a few simple steps to create a process for giving that can boost your year-end joy.

Helping Kids: The Karen Phillips Scholarship Fund

It all started when Karen Phillips convinced her husband, Roy, to volunteer at their son’s elementary school. Now Roy has created the Karen Phillips Scholarship in her memory to help deserving students achieve their higher education goals…

Disaster Relief: Your Gifts at Work

“Everything we owned was covered in black mold. If it wasn’t for all the support and donations, I don’t know what we would have done,” said Sheyenne, a 25-year-old mother of three from Buxton…

Summer Internship Opportunity for Scholarship Recipients!

The Outer Banks Community Foundation is now accepting applications for our prestigious Milton Jewell Internship Program, and all of our past scholarship recipients who are still enrolled in college are invited to apply…

Message of Gratitude from Your Community Foundation

This year, we are thankful to so many friends who have contributed to our foundation, including a record number of generous supporters who donated to relief efforts after Hurricane Dorian. You can still make a tax-advantaged gift this year…

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. And now, 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…