Community Foundation awards 2nd quarter grants
The Outer Banks Community Foundation’s Board of Directors has announced second-quarter grant awards of $48,100.
The Foundation has helped donors give back over $4.1 million in grants and scholarships on the Outer Banks during the past 29 years.
The Board approved a grant of $10,000 to Ocracoke Alive to help with renovation of the Skipjack Wilma Lee, a sailing vessel that will be used for educational and cultural programs. The grant will be paid from the Thomas and Annie Baum Memorial Fund and the Shirley and David Doran Memorial Fund.
A grant of $6,500 was awarded to Outer Banks Dare Challenge from the Benevolent Fund to help purchase a van to transport program participants to work sites for community service projects. A grant of $5,000 from the Benevolent Fund was awarded to Outer Banks Family YMCA for the Summer Day Camp Scholarship Program.
Food for Thought received a grant of $5,500 to help purchase a new trailer to help with distribution of weekend food bags to Dare County students because the number of children needing this help has increased.
The Board approved a grant of $5,000 to Children and Youth Partnership for Dare County to send two individuals to a conference to review a positive community norms model developed to handle youth challenges. The grant will be paid from the Shirley and David Doran Memorial Fund.
Outer Banks Community Development Corporation received a $5,000 grant that provides matching funds for a project to develop a long-term sustainability plan. The grant will be paid from the Milton A. Jewell Grant Fund.
A grant of $500 from the Ruth Pitt Performing Arts Fund will help the Outer Banks Forum for the Lively Arts support a Canadian Brass Master Class for Dare County high school music students.
The Board approved a total of $10,600 from donor-advised funds whose donors make recommendations for distributions. The Hester Family Legacy Fund recommended grants to Monday Night Alive, Coastal Family Church and American Legion. Spencer Family Fund recommended a grant to Outer Banks Relief Foundation. Kelly Family Fund recommended grants to Outer Banks Sporting Events, SCORE, Alzheimer’s North Carolina, The Elizabethan Gardens, East Carolina University Foundation and North Carolina Aquarium.
The next grant deadline is Aug. 10. By connecting people who care with causes that matter, the Outer Banks Community Foundation helps donors give to meet the area’s most pressing current needs and to support future opportunities. For more information call the Foundation office at 261-8839 or visit www.obcf.org.
Join the discussion:
You must be registered and logged in to post a comment.