Community Foundation Announces Matching Fund Challenge

The Outer Banks Community Foundation has announced a new “Matching Fund Challenge” to help local nonprofits build and grow permanent endowments. Nonprofits can sign up as early as Monday, February 20. For more information, read our Press Release and FAQs, or click here for more information…

Annual Meeting 2017!

The Annual Meeting of the Outer Banks Community Foundation will be held at 11:30 am on Thursday, February 16 at the Ramada in Kill Devil Hills…

Twiddy & Company Realtors Makes $2,000 Scholarship Donation!

Twiddy & Company Realtors contributed $2,000 to the Outer Banks Community Foundation’s Milton A. Jewell Trade and Technical Scholarship Fund with the express purpose of providing scholarships…

OBX Relief Foundation Creates New Fund Honoring the Late Warren Judge

In partnership with the Community Foundation, the Outer Banks Relief Foundation has created a new endowment fund in memory of Warren Judge to assist citizens in our community who face debilitating illness, disease, or personal tragedy…

Manteo Rotary Starts New Scholarship Fund with OBCF

The Manteo Rotary Club has created a new, perpetual scholarship endowment with the Outer Banks Community Foundation to provide academic assistance to Dare County students for generations to come…

Wayne Fulcher Arts Scholarship Announced!

Wayne Fulcher, former “Artist in Residence” at the Indian Town Gallery, now has a scholarship in his memory and bearing his name. The Community Foundation is proud to partner with Indian Town Gallery in holding the endowment fund for the new scholarship, which will be administered by the Dare County Arts Council…

OBCF Awards $660,000 in 2016, Raising Funds to Do More in 2017

Ending another record-breaking year, the Outer Banks Community Foundation announced over $81,000 in grants earlier this month. Over a dozen local nonprofits received support, benefiting every type of charitable cause, from education to historic preservation, to helping the homeless, the sick, and the disabled…

OBCF Thanks Donors to the Disaster Relief Fund

The Outer Banks Community Foundation sends a heart-felt thank you to ALL of our donors to the Disaster Relief Fund, and especially to those businesses, individuals, families, and organizations that have contributed leading gifts, including the Outer Banks Seafood Festival, the Ramada Plaza Hotel, and the Hilton Garden Inn…

Naomi Hester (center) with family members and board members of the Outer Banks Community Foundation Board at the establishment of a fund in her name.

A Tradition of Giving

Naomi Collins Hester did more than make a difference. She left a legacy. Whether it was by founding the Monday Night Alive program, educating as a Sunday School teacher, or volunteering at several Outer Banks organizations, she dedicated her entire life to serve those around her in various ways…

Donate Today to Help Victims of Matthew

The Outer Banks Community Foundation is now accepting donations to the Disaster Relief Fund to support relief and recovery efforts after Hurricane Matthew. All contributions are tax-deductible, and 100% of all donations will be used to directly assist individuals and families in need in Dare County. CLICK HERE TO DONATE.

The Martin Smith Fund benefits Dare CASA supporting recovering addicts.

The Martin Smith Fund: More Than A Name

A young person from a caring family is fun-loving, friendly, and hard-working. But somehow, the young person begins to experiment with drugs, and begins to abuse…

Graduate Kaitlynne Ludolph poses with Cindy Edwards and Colleen Shriver at Manteo High’s scholarship awards night after receiving an Outer Banks Association of Realtors Scholarship. Photo courtesy of the Outer Banks Community Foundation.

Outer Banks Realtors Help Local Students Realize Dreams

When Macy Quidley applied for college earlier this year, she wasn’t sure how she would pay for it. That was, at least, until she received help from the Outer Banks Association of Realtors…

Beach Food Pantry Establishes Endowment to Feed Dare County Forever

The Beach Food Pantry has established a new charitable endowment with the Outer Banks Community Foundation to fight hunger in Dare County…

Community Foundation Awards $150,000 in Grants

Earlier this summer and fall, the Outer Banks Community Foundation awarded more than $150,000 in grants to over 35 local nonprofits. The grants will assist with a wide range of community efforts, from food assistance to special needs programs, public safety to animal welfare, educational efforts to athletic programs for youth…

Community Foundation Announces Another Free Workshop for Nonprofits

Thanks to the generous sponsorship of Dowdy & Osborne, LLP, the Community Foundation is offering a free seminar on Financial Management for Nonprofits on Friday, October 21 at the UNC Coastal Studies Institute. Click here to register…

OBCF Executive Director Joins Leadership Council of ZSR Foundation

The executive director of the Outer Banks Community Foundation has been appointed to the Community Leadership Council of the Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation, an 80-year-old private foundation based in Winston-Salem, NC…

Donate Now to Help Dare County’s Hermine Victims

The Outer Banks Community Foundation is now accepting donations to the Disaster Relief Fund to support relief and recovery efforts after Tropical Storm Hermine. CLICK HERE TO DONATE. All contributions are tax-deductible, and 100% of all donations will be used to directly assist individuals and families in Dare County…

Manteo Rotary Creates Meekins Scholarship Fund with Community Foundation

The Manteo Rotary Club has created a new endowment with the Outer Banks Community Foundation to help students of Dare County achieve their dreams of a college education…

Summer Intern Creates Scholarship Recipient Video

Our very own José Valle has created a video with the help of some past scholarship recipients as a parting gift to the Community Foundation…

Community Foundation Awards $7,175 in Scholarships to COA Students

This year 15 College of the Albemarle students will have help fulfilling their dream of a higher education, thanks to the generous donors of the Outer Banks Community Foundation…

Community Foundation Announces Next Grant Deadline

Nonprofits, your application for a Community Enrichment grant is due by 11:59 pm on July 29…

Great Giving with Endowments: Free Seminar on June 9

You are invited to join Lorelei Costa with the Outer Banks Community Foundation on Thursday, June 9 from 5pm to 7pm for a free “Sip & Learn Seminar” to learn more about the powers of endowment giving…

Community Foundation Releases 2015 Annual Report

What’s your charitable passion? The Outer Banks Community Foundation explores this in its just released 2015 Annual Report, showcasing 7 new endowment funds and over $620,000 in grants and scholarships…

Community Foundation Announces José Valle as Summer 2016 Milton A. Jewell Intern

From concentrations in accounting and financial management to marketing and public relations, the Outer Banks Community Foundation’s Milton A. Jewell Internship Program is both a prestigious and serious affair…

Community Foundation Awards Over $150,000 in Scholarships

Sixty-eight students — both graduating high school seniors and current college students — have received scholarship awards from the Outer Banks Community Foundation to aid them in their pursuit of a college education…

Historic Documents are Safe at the Community Foundation!

Brian McDonald of Outer Banks Heating and Cooling has once again come to the aid of the Outer Banks Community Foundation…

You’re Invited to the Southern Shores Flat Top Tour on April 23

The Southern Shores Historic Flat Top Cottage Tour is back! This year’s tour will be held on Saturday, April 23, 2016 from 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM. Tour tickets are $5.00 and will be sold on the day of the tour at 156 Wax Myrtle Trail or 13 Skyline Road…

Community Foundation Announces $35,000 in Grants

The Outer Banks Community Foundation announced more than $35,000 in grants to over 15 local nonprofits earlier this month. The grants will assist with a wide range of charitable needs, from veterans groups to arts programs, health care to environmental education, tutoring programs to food assistance…

OBCF Invites Applications for David Loy and Pauline Wright Grants

The Community Foundation is now accepting applications from nonprofits and government agencies for the Pauline Wright and David Aycock Loy Grant Programs. These annual grants are intended to help people with intellectual and developmental disabilities…

New Fund for Hatteras Island Will Help Local Charities

A local family has established a new, perpetual charitable fund at the Outer Banks Community Foundation to aid benevolent projects and help meet urgent needs on Hatteras Island for generations to come…

Community Foundation Honors Founders at Annual Meeting

At its 34th Annual Meeting on Feb. 18, the Outer Banks Community Foundation celebrated a record-breaking year in grants and scholarships, and thanked two of its founders, Ray White and Eddie Greene, with Champion Awards…

Now Accepting Applications For Aviation Education Grants

The Outer Banks Community Foundation is now accepting applications for the Aviation Education Grant Program. Applications are due on Friday, April 29, and prospective applicants should contact the Community Foundation before applying…

Community Foundation Accepting Scholarship Applications

Our scholarship deadline has now passed. The application deadline was 11:59 pm on Sunday, March 27. The Community Foundation manages 45 scholarship programs and awarded over $155,000 last year to over 90 local students…

Local Nonprofits Invited to OBX Town Hall Meeting

Join the NC Center for Nonprofits, Outer Banks Community Foundation, and Outer Banks Community Services Collaborative on Friday, March 18 for a Nonprofit Town Hall meeting to get a preview of major trends, threats, and opportunities for nonprofits in 2016…

Community Foundation Announces Two Free Seminars for Nonprofits

Registration is now closed for two free nonprofit seminars on Tuesday, March 8 at the UNC Coastal Studies Institute — a morning session on volunteer engagement, and an afternoon session on great practices of effective boards…

OBCF Announces Grant Deadlines, Criteria, and New Year’s Resolutions

The Outer Banks Community Foundation has announced its 2016 grant application deadlines (the first one of the year is Friday, February 5), along with new initiatives to help and support local nonprofits…

RSVP for Our Annual Meeting

You are cordially invited to the Annual Meeting of the Outer Banks Community Foundation! The luncheon meeting is at 11:30 am on Thursday, February 18 at Pamlico Jack’s in Nags Head. Please RSVP by clicking here.

Local Couple Establishes Charitable Endowment in Memory of their Mothers

Ron and Tiney Curtis have a tradition. Whenever a family member, neighbor, or friend falls upon hard times, they slip that person an envelope…

Giving Circle Announces $8,500 in Grants

Outer Banks Giving for Good Giving Circle is pleased to announce its charitable gifts for 2015, beginning with its largest single donation to date, a $5,000 gift to Food for Thought…

Interfaith Establishes Endowment at OBCF to Help Outer Banks Forever

Interfaith Community Outreach has established a new charitable endowment with the Outer Banks Community Foundation to provide a permanent source of funding to “bridge the gap” for the working class poor…

OBCF Awards $600,000 in 2015; Raising Funds to Do More in 2016

Ending another record-breaking year, the Outer Banks Community Foundation announced over $600,000 in grants and scholarships in 2015, including $60,000 in new grants earlier this month…

Community Foundation Celebrates Giving Tuesday

The Outer Banks Community Foundation is celebrating Giving Tuesday by encouraging our generous community to give back to the nonprofits and causes they love…

Last Chance to Register for Oct. 16 Nonprofit Training

It’s your last chance to register for the Outer Banks Community Foundation’s strategic planning workshop being held on October 16! If you’re a board or staff member of a local charity, this training is for you…

Frank Tate Fund Established for the Manteo High School Band

The Manteo High School Band is getting new help next year, in memory of a young clarinetist whose life was enriched by his band experience…

Fred Murray Fund to Help Families with Cancer

Fred Murray’s legacy of kindness has been memorialized in a new charitable endowment. Established by his family with the Outer Banks Community Foundation, the Fred Murray Memorial Fund will serve as a perpetual funding source to help people from the Outer Banks who are struggling with cancer…

Community Foundation Announces Giving and Tax Seminar

The Community Foundation invites you to its inaugural Great Giving Seminar: “Sip & Learn — Tax Advantages of Charitable Giving” will be presented by Pat Herman and Lorelei Costa on Thurs, Nov 5, at the Hilton Garden in Kitty Hawk at 5:00 pm…

Community Foundation Awards $40,000 in Grants

The Community Foundation awarded more than $40,000 in grants yesterday to 16 local nonprofits. The grants will assist with a wide range of charitable needs, from volunteer fire departments to animal rescue, children and youth to seniors and elders, outdoor education to food assistance for the needy…

4th Annual Video Contest!

Announcing the 2016 Community Foundation Video Contest! Show us how a Community Foundation grant helped your nonprofit improve our community, launch a new program, and change people’s lives…

Community Foundation Announces Planning Workshop for Nonprofits

The Outer Banks Community Foundation is offering a strategic planning workshop for local nonprofits on Friday, October 16 from 8:30 am until 4:00 pm at the UNC Coastal Studies Institute in Wanchese. Click here to register online…

Flat Top Painting Sold at Arts Council Gallery in Manteo

Sold!!! A recent donation of a large oil painting by Helen Crouse will help preserve one of the last remaining Flat Top cottages of Southern Shores, NC…