Community Foundation Releases Annual Report

The Outer Banks Community Foundation has released its 2014 Annual Report, showcasing 12 new endowment funds and over $560,000 in grants and scholarships…

Community Foundation Names New Emeritus Directors

The Board of Directors of the Outer Banks Community Foundation has named two new individuals into the honored ranks of Emeritus Director: Sharon Elliott and Avery Harrison…

OBCF Celebrates Record-Breaking Year at Annual Meeting

The Outer Banks Community Foundation held its Annual Meeting on March 19 to celebrate another record-breaking year of philanthropy, including $560,000 awarded in grants and scholarships in 2014…

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, May 1. Prospective applicants are encouraged to contact the Community Foundation before applying…

Stewart Couch Leaves Generous Scholarship Bequest

Stewart Couch’s friends and family were left in shock upon his passing in February 2012, but many found solace by giving back to Hatteras for a scholarship in his name. Little did they know, Stewart himself had the exact same idea…

Now Accepting Applications For Pauline Wright and David Loy Grants

The Community Foundation is now accepting applications from nonprofits and qualified 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, with an emphasis on autism and Down syndrome…

Community Foundation Accepting Scholarship Applications thru March 29

The Outer Banks Community Foundation is accepting scholarship applications online through Sunday, March 29, 2015. Graduating high school seniors, current college students, and adult continuing education candidates from Dare County, Currituck County, and Ocracoke are eligible to apply…

Annual Meeting Rescheduled to March 19

The Annual Meeting of the Outer Banks Community Foundation has been officially rescheduled to Thursday, March 19. The luncheon will be held from 11:30 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. at Pamlico Jack’s Restaurant in Nags Head…

Community Foundation Announces Free Grant-Writing Workshop

The Outer Banks Community Foundation and the NC Center for Nonprofits announce a free grant-writing workshop for local nonprofits: “From Great Idea to Winning Proposal: How to Find and Attain Grant Funds for Your Nonprofit” on Friday, March 20 at the UNC Coastal Studies Institute…

Scott Day Scholarship Honors Late Teacher

When beloved teacher and coach Scott Day departed this world on August 24, 2014, he left behind not only his family, but a generation of Hatteras students whose lives he had enriched. And now, Mr. Day is leaving an even larger legacy…

Community Foundation Now Hiring!

The Community Foundation is seeking qualified, enthusiastic applicants for the full-time position of Office and Program Manager. Applications are due by Friday, January 30…

OBCF Accepting Grant Applications Through February 6

The Outer Banks Community Foundation is accepting applications for its Community Enrichment Grants Program. Applications must be completed online by Friday, February 6…

Announcing Two New Funds with Liberty Christian Fellowship

This week the Outer Banks Community Foundation announced two new charitable endowment funds in partnership with the Liberty Christian Fellowship of Colington…

OBCF Awards $540,000 in 2014, Raising Funds to Do More in 2015

Ending another record-breaking year, the Outer Banks Community Foundation announced over $540,000 in grants and scholarships in 2014, including $105,000 in new grants earlier this week…

First South Bank Supports Community Foundation’s Flat Top Fund

To commemorate First South Bank’s new full-service banking office in Kill Devil Hills, Senior Vice President Skipper Hines presented a $2,500 donation to support the Community Foundation’s Flat Top Preservation Fund…

CheckPoint Donates Security System

Thanks to a generous contribution from CheckPoint Security, the Outer Banks Community Foundation has upgraded their office protections with a new, state-of-the-art security, fire alarm, and monitoring system…

New Endowment for Children’s Art Announced

The Dare County Arts Council and the Outer Banks Community Foundation have established the Jim Wood Endowment for Children’s Arts, a new charitable endowment to fund children’s arts programming…

Community Foundation Awards $70,000 in Grants

The Outer Banks Community Foundation awarded more than $70,000 in grants this month to 25 local charities. Nonprofits from Hatteras, Roanoke Island, Kill Devil Hills, Nags Head, Kitty Hawk, Southern Shores, and Ocracoke will benefit…

Community Foundation Announces Marketing Workshop for Nonprofits

The Outer Banks Community Foundation is offering a marketing workshop entitled “Storytelling for Nonprofits: How to Tell Stories that Build Support and Raise Money” on October 16…

Giving Circle Awards Grants, Recruits New Members

The “OBX Giving for Good” Giving Circle is seeking new members to join this innovative philanthropic group. Sponsored by the Community Foundation, Giving for Good is a group of local families with school-age children who each contribute to a charitable fund and then make high-impact grants to charities that they chose…

Community Foundation Activates Disaster Relief Fund

The Community Foundation is now accepting donations to the Disaster Relief Fund to support relief and recovery efforts after Hurricane Arthur. Initial assessments count at least 20 homes that were significantly damaged by Arthur. Click here to donate.

Community Foundation Awards $92,000 in Grants

The Outer Banks Community Foundation awarded more than $92,000 in grants last week to 14 local charities, benefiting nonprofits from Ocracoke, Hatteras, Roanoke Island, Nags Head, Kitty Hawk, Corolla, and Poplar Branch…

Community Foundation Awards $130,750 in Scholarships

The Outer Banks Community Foundation announces $130,750 in scholarship awards to 58 graduating high school seniors and college students from Dare, Currituck, and Ocracoke…

Community Foundation Releases Annual Report

The Outer Banks Community Foundation has released its 2013 Annual Report, showcasing 14 new endowment funds and over $500,000 in grants and scholarships…

Community Foundation Solicits Proposals for Banking and Investment Services

The Outer Banks Community Foundation is currently soliciting proposals for both banking and investment management services…

$10,000 Grant Awarded for State of the Child Conference

The Outer Banks Community Foundation has awarded a grant of $10,000 to the Children & Youth Partnership for Dare County’s upcoming State of the Child Conference, scheduled for September 26, 2014…

Community Foundation and Whalehead Trust Introduce Family Funds

The Community Foundation and the Whalehead Trust have established two new charitable funds for the preservation and celebration of Whalehead: the Buck Thornton Memorial Fund and the Franklin Y. Hundley Education Fund…

Introducing the Ocracoke Island Realty and Village Realty Scholarship Fund

The Outer Banks Community Foundation is thrilled to announce its newest scholarship endowment: the Ocracoke Island Realty and Village Realty Scholarship Fund…

BANXblock and Community Foundation Announce New Grant-Making Fund

The Outer Banks Community Foundation and the makers of BANXblock sunscreen are delighted to announce a new charitable endowment fund that will make grants to nonprofits for outdoor recreation and environmental protection…

Announcing New Grant Programs For Individuals with IDDs

The Outer Banks Community Foundation is now accepting applications for three new grants programs to support agencies helping people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDDs)…

Southern Shores Flat Top Tour on April 12 Showcases Community Foundation Home

The Southern Shores Historic Flat Top Open House Tour on Saturday, April 12 from 1pm to 5pm will showcase 15 flat top cottages, including the home of the Outer Banks Community Foundation…

Community Foundation to Present Grants Info on April 2 in Avon

The Outer Banks Community Foundation is coming to Hatteras Island on Wednesday, April 2 to deliver a presentation about their nonprofit grants program…

Scholarship Deadline Is March 31

The scholarship application deadline for 2014 has now passed for all high school seniors and for all renewal candidates. Unfortunately we cannot accept late applications, late recommendations, or late transcripts…

SAGA Sponsors Free Workshop for Outer Banks Nonprofits

The Outer Banks Community Foundation and the N.C. Center for Nonprofits announce a free workshop for all Outer Banks nonprofits, sponsored by SAGA Construction. The workshop will be held on Tuesday, March 18 from 8:00 to 4:00 at the Ramada Plaza Hotel in Kill Devil Hills…

Community Foundation Celebrates Record-Breaking Year at Annual Meeting

The Outer Banks Community Foundation held its Annual Meeting on Thursday, February 20 to celebrate a record-breaking year of philanthropy…

Community Foundation Announces Grant Deadline, Grant Awards

The Outer Banks Community Foundation is currently accepting applications for its Community Enrichment grants program. The application deadline is Friday, February 7. Applications must be completed and submitted online…

Pauline Wright ‘Walked the Walk’

Pauline Wright died on Sept. 3, 2011 at the age of 93, but her dedication to her community will continue for countless generations to come, thanks to a bequest left in the care of the Outer Banks Community Foundation…

Advice 5¢ and Community Foundation Announce New Charitable Fund

The Outer Banks Community Foundation and Advice 5¢, a bed & breakfast in Duck, NC, are delighted to announce a new charitable endowment that will make grants to improve and support the health and wellness of all people of the Outer Banks…

Community Foundation Announces Shear Genius Scholarship Fund

The Outer Banks Community Foundation is thrilled to announce its newest scholarship endowment: Linda Porter’s Shear Genius Scholarship Fund, which was established to celebrate the salon’s 35th anniversary…

Artist Leaves Legacy of Culture, Art

Local artist Dorothy Luedemann left a legacy of artwork after her death: sculptures, map prints, paintings, and more. But her greatest legacy might be the two bequests that she gave to the Outer Banks Community Foundation…

SAGA Construction and Outer Banks Community Foundation Announce New Charitable Endowment

SAGA Construction, Inc. and the Outer Banks Community Foundation are delighted to announce a new charitable endowment fund that will make grants to nonprofits to promote and improve quality of life and health across the Outer Banks…

Outer Banks Community Foundation Funds COA Scholarship

The Outer Banks Community Foundation is helping College of The Albemarle Workforce Development and Continuing Education students by underwriting the Milton Jewel Trade and Technical Scholarship program…

Golfing for Grants: Kelly Family Knows the Art of Giving

Some folks get testy or cling to their wallets if a charitable gift is suggested. Nags Head businessman Mike Kelly just brushes off his golf clubs…

Dare Sheriff’s Camp S.A.L.T. Program Awarded Outer Banks Community Foundation Grant

The Outer Banks Community Foundation has awarded a grant to the Dare County Sheriff’s Office to purchase equipment for their Camp S.A.L.T. summer camp program…

Community Foundation Awards $115,000 in Scholarships

The Outer Banks Community Foundation has awarded $115,000 in scholarships to 54 graduating seniors and college students from Dare and Currituck Counties, including the prestigious Milton A. Jewell Scholarship. At the senior awards ceremonies for First Flight High School, Manteo High School, Currituck High School, and Cape Hatteras Secondary School, 33 graduating seniors received 50 discrete scholarship awards totaling $65,000…

Mystery Donor Bequeathed Largest Gift in Foundation History

The 30-year history of the Outer Banks Community Foundation is full of stories that tug at the heart, demonstrate the community’s character, and show how small monetary gifts can change lives. But no history would be complete without a little mystery and perhaps even a great love story, and that, too, is found in the Community Foundation’s archives…