Annual Meeting 2019!

You’re invited to attend our Annual Meeting on Tuesday, February 19 at the Ramada Plaza Hotel. UPDATE: Please note that we are near the maximum for our seating limit. Please call 252-261-8839 to register, and we will do our best to accommodate you…

Our 2019 Grant Application is Open!

We are now accepting applications for our Community Enrichment Grants Program. The first deadline to apply in 2019 in January 25. Click here to read our grant guidelines, and click here to start your application…

Apply to Be Our Summer Intern!

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…

Plan Your Giving for 2019: What We Can Learn from Ebenezer Scrooge

Giving away money is easy. Giving it away wisely can be hard. Effectual, impactful philanthropy does not require deep pockets, just some thoughtfulness and planning. Here’s what we can learn about gift planning from Ebenezer Scrooge…

New Scholarship Honors Courage, Determination in Long-Time Coach

Rex Sample led a remarkable life. A teacher, coach, athlete, and dad, Rex exemplified courage, determination, and positivity in the face of hardship, which he hoped to impart to young people. Now, a new college scholarship will honor Rex’s legacy…

Community Foundation Awards $70,000 in Grants

The Outer Banks Community Foundation announced $70,000 in grants last week to 17 nonprofits, supporting a variety of local causes, from health care to food assistance, youth development to senior care, disaster relief to animal care…

Giving Guide by Lorelei: Tax-Saving Tips for Philanthropy

As the holidays approach, this is the time to make sure your philanthropy is structured to take the best advantage of the new provisions in the new tax bill…

New Evans Scholarship Pays It Forward

When Betty Evans was in nursing school, an anonymous donor reached out and helped her at a time of need. Now, Betty and her husband, Wayne, have established a scholarship of their own to help the next generation of nursing students…

Community Foundation Invites Donations to Community Fund

The Community Foundation is building the endowment for our Outer Banks, one gift at a time. What kind of community do you want to leave for the generations to come? Please make your gift to the Community Fund today…

It’s #GivingTuesday! How To Make the Most of It.

Giving Tuesday is November 27! Sure, the whole concept is a little gimmicky, but here are some tips to help your favorite nonprofit leverage your donation on this global day of giving…

Community Foundation Grant Will Help More People with Cancer

No one should face cancer alone, and here in the Outer Banks, they don’t have to. A recent grant from the Community Foundation will help our partner nonprofit, Interfaith Community Outreach, help more people in the fight against cancer…

Video Contest 2019

Would your nonprofit like an extra $2000? If you have received any kind of Community Foundation grant since 2014, your nonprofit is eligible to enter our seventh annual video contest…

Join Us for a Grant-Writing Workshop on July 12

Our director, Lorelei Costa, will give an overview of our Community Enrichment Grants Program, and answer questions about our expanded criteria…

Community Foundation Expands Nonprofit Grants Program

The Outer Banks Community Foundation has announced a significant expansion of its flagship grants program. Effective immediately, the Community Foundation will now award Community Enrichment Grants to include nonprofit staff wages…

A Lifetime of “Putting Back”

Jack Adams, one of the founding directors of the Outer Banks Community Foundation, has a history of giving back to the community in which he lives. “I’ve always had the desire to help. It’s something I’ve always believed in,” he said…

2018 Scholarships — A Gift from a Caring Community

The numbers are remarkable. So far in 2018 the Outer Banks Community Foundation has awarded $147,500 in scholarships to 72 local students…

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…

OBCF Awards $750,000 in 2017 and Opens 19 New Charitable Funds

Ending yet another record-breaking year, the Outer Banks Community Foundation announced over $750,000 in grants and scholarships in 2017 and 19 new permanent endowment funds…

A Family Tradition of Giving

The Inez Daniels Austin Scholarship, one of the largest scholarships for seniors from Hatteras Island, is growing; a surprise bequest from Inez’s late daughter, Josephine Oden, has just been added to the perpetual scholarship fund…

Community Foundation Now Accepting Grant Applications for 2018

The Outer Banks Community Foundation is now accepting applications from nonprofits for its Community Enrichment Grants Program. The first deadline of the year is Friday, January 26…

Summer Job Opportunity for Scholarship Recipient

Are you a college student who’s looking to build your résumé, and make some money this summer…

Local Nonprofits Build Forever Funds through the Community Foundation

Seventeen local nonprofits undertook the Outer Banks Community Foundation’s Matching Fund Challenge, issued earlier this year, to raise $2500 each for permanent endowment funds…

Mike Kelly Continuing Important Legacy with Community Foundation

Mike Kelly has reflected upon what it has meant to him and his family to be able to give back to the local community…

Community Foundation Expands Grants Criteria, Announces Last Deadline of 2017

The Outer Banks Community Foundation has expanded its grants criteria to include Program Scholarship Grants, as well as to give enhanced focus on established charitable programs…

6th Annual Nonprofit Video Contest!

Announcing our 6th Annual Nonprofit Video Contest! This is your chance to showcase your organization’s success stories, while earning money for your mission…

FREE Nonprofit Workshop: From Seed to Harvest: Nourishing Your Nonprofit Endowment

Online registration is open for our free seminar for nonprofits on Monday, Oct. 30 entitled “From Seed to Harvest: How to Grow Your Endowment to Nourish Your Nonprofit with Legacy Gifts”…

Supporting Scholars With Promise

When Maria Mendoza’s house burned to the ground, just months before her senior year at Manteo High School, she lost everything…

Community Foundation Awards $143,250 in Scholarships

The Outer Banks Community Foundation has awarded $142,250 in scholarships this spring, helping 55 students from across the Outer Banks achieve their educational dreams…

Community Foundation Awards $59,000 in Grants; Next Deadline is July 28

This summer the Outer Banks Community Foundation awarded over $50,000 in grants to 13 local nonprofit organizations. From feeding the hungry to preserving local history, the grants will assist in a wide range of charitable needs, benefiting hundreds across the Outer Banks…

Dare County Boat Builders Establish Two Funds with Community Foundation

It started in 2003, when the marine community learned that a good friend and colleague on the Outer Banks faced a very serious illness. Taylor Harrison, a talented and respected boat builder, was losing his battle with cancer, and members of the Dare County sportfishing family were devastated…

Community Foundation Welcomes 2017 Milton A. Jewell Intern

The Outer Banks Community Foundation is delighted to announce that Charles Shotton will be working with us for the next 12 weeks as our 2017 Milton A. Jewell Intern…

2016 Annual Report Available!

The Outer Banks Community Foundation has released its 2016 Annual Report including a list of donors, scholarship recipients, new funds and grant recipients…

Schiffman Fund Will Help Our “Favorite Non-Human Locals”

It’s possible you might recognize the name Lila Schiffman, or you might know her by her popular moniker, “The Squirrel Lady”…

Community Foundation Accepting Applications for Community Enrichment, Pauline Wright, David Loy, Aviation Education, and Schiffman Grants

The Community Foundation is now accepting applications for its Community Enrichment, Pauline Wright, David Aycock Loy, Aviation Education, and Schiffman Grants. Proposals are due by Friday, April 28…

Community Foundation Awards Over $43,000 in Grants

This month the Community Foundation awarded more than $43,000 in grants to 16 nonprofits. The awards will assist with a wide range of charitable needs, from children’s education to senior care, from arts and culture to environmental programs…

Community Foundation Elects New Board, Honors Champions, Nonprofits, and Departing Board Members at Annual Meeting

The Community Foundation announced the winners of its Champion Award and its Nonprofit Video Contest. New board members were elected by the organization’s members, and four departing board members were honored…

Twenty-Two Local Nonprofits To Participate in Matching Fund Challenge

Ten local nonprofits are creating new endowment funds this year, thanks to the Community Foundation’s new Matching Fund Challenge, which was announced in February. Additionally, eleven other charities are getting help in growing their existing endowments…

Community Foundation Announces Free Fundraising Workshop

Online registration is open for our free seminar for nonprofits entitled “The Fundamentals of Fundraising” on Friday, March 31. Led by Trisha Lester of the NC Center for Nonprofits, the workshop will be held from 8:30 am until 4:00 pm at the UNC Coastal Studies Institute…

Community Foundation Now Accepting Scholarship Applications

The Outer Banks Community Foundation is now accepting scholarship applications online. The application deadline is 11:59 pm, Sunday, March 26. Students may CLICK HERE to start their application…