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?

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…