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The Outer Banks Community Foundation was organized in 1982 to help meet local needs in Dare County and across all Outer Banks communities, from Corolla to Ocracoke Island. The Community Foundation accomplishes its mission by increasing charitable giving in the area, by managing charitable funds for individuals and agencies, and by targeting grants toward the community’s most pressing needs and promising opportunities.

Through its discretionary grants, the Community Foundation is the venture capitalist of the charitable sector in the Outer Banks, supporting the most exciting and most urgent projects which best meet community needs.

Recent News from Outer Banks Community Foundation


Community Foundation 40th Birthday Backyard Bash on Oct. 15 - The Outer Banks Voice
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To date, more than $10 million in grants and $2 million in scholarships have been awarded, impacting tens of thousands of individuals and families...more

Manteo Rotary hears from Outer Banks Community Foundation speaker
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Chris Sawin, president and CEO of the Outer Banks Community Foundation, was the guest speaker during a recent...more

Outer Banks Community Foundation awards more than $65000 to eight nonprofits
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The Outer Banks Community Foundation board of directors approved $65150 in third quarter Community Enrichment grants to eight...more

Community Foundation to celebrate 40 years of philanthropy with Backyard Bash
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This community grant kicks off a new partnership with Charitocracy OBX, our new, local, online giving circle, where donors pool their...more

Outer Banks Community Foundation awards $65,150 to eight local nonprofits - OBX Today
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The Outer Banks Community Foundation board of directors approved $65,150 in third quarter Community Enrichment grants to eight...more

Outer Banks Community Foundation awards $65,150 to eight local nonprofits - Beach 104
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The Outer Banks Community Foundation board of directors approved $65,150 in third quarter Community Enrichment grants to eight...more

Anonymous donor establishes Outer Banks Road to Recovery Fund | Island Free Press
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ABOUT THE COMMUNITY FOUNDATION: The Outer Banks Community Foundation is a 501(c)3 nonprofit charitable organization that connects people who care...more

Anonymous donor starts OBX Road to Recovery Fund - The Outer Banks Voice
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“This new fund is such an important gift to our community,” said Community Foundation CEO Chris Sawin. “Every family on the Outer Banks has...more

Two new endowments established for scholarships, worker housing support
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The Outer Banks Community Foundation has announced the establishment of two new endowed funds to support Outer Banks...more

Outer Banks Community Foundation On the Impact Of Rapid Response Grants
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"The silence on our roads and in our schools and other public places was deafening and surreal. What many thought would be a couple of months of sacrifice turned out to be a prolonged period of...more



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