Donate Today to Help Dorian Victims Across OBX

We are now accepting donations to support relief and recovery after Hurricane Dorian in both Dare County and Ocracoke. Every penny of every gift will be used to directly assist local individuals and families. CLICK HERE TO DONATE.

The Community Foundation is Hiring!

UPDATE: Thank you for your interest in employment with the Outer Banks Community Foundation. At this time, all positions are full. We post all open positions on our website, so please check back here for future openings…

Costa Joins Board of NC Network of Grantmakers

The executive director of the Outer Banks Community Foundation has been elected to serve on the Board of the NC Network of Grantmakers…

A Hard Worker with a Helping Hand: Introducing the Shearouse Scholarship

Master Chief of the U.S. Naval Submarine Service. Recipient of the Navy Achievement Medal. Head of the Dare County Fleet Maintenance Department. Boss of his own yard maintenance company. These are just a few of the titles Howell Revier Shearouse, Jr. held in his lifetime…

Community Foundation Awards More Than $36,000 in Grants

From finding forever homes for senior pets to restoring history, thanks to the generosity of Outer Banks Community Foundation donors, a variety of local nonprofits are now prepared to augment their impact on the community… 

2019 Annual Report Cover

2018 Annual Report Released

Our 2018 Annual Report has hit the streets! Download your copy here

Community Foundation Awards $192,000 in Scholarships

The Outer Banks Community Foundation awarded $192,000 in scholarships this spring, helping students from across the Outer Banks achieve their educational dreams…

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…

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…