Community Foundation awards third quarter grants
The Outer Banks Community Foundation’s Board of Directors has announced third quarter grant awards of $66,973.81 from undesignated, designated and donor-advised funds. The Foundation has helped donors give back over $4,100,000 in grants and scholarships on the Outer Banks during the past 29 years.
The Board approved a grant of $15,300 to Corolla Education Foundation to purchase initial technology equipment and supplies for the new Water’s Edge Village School. The grant will be paid from the Milton A. Jewell Grant Fund.
A grant of $14,000 was awarded to the N.C. Dental Health Fund for expenses for the November Missions of Mercy free dental clinic in Dare County. The funding will enable the clinic to expand the number of patients it helps this year. The grant will be paid from the Benevolent Fund, Community Fund, Milton A. Jewell Grant Fund and Shirley and David Doran Memorial Fund.
The Community Care Clinic of Dare received a grant of $13,221 for a Controlling Diabetes project that will provide prevention and counseling services, medical supplies and electronic records of home testing. The grant will be paid from the Benevolent Fund and the Shirley and David Doran Memorial Fund.
The Board approved a grant of $3,952.81 to Ocracoke Preservation Society to help archive island history in a digital format. The grant will be paid from the Charles H. and Dorothy S. Luedemann Arts Fund.
Children & Youth Partnership for Dare County received a $3,000 grant to fund technical assistance for one year related to the Positive Community Norms model for young people in the community. The grant will be paid from the Shirley and David Doran Memorial Fund.
A grant of $2,000 will help the First Flight High School PTSO with expenses for items needed to implement OBX Project Purple in Dare County schools. The grant will be paid from the Milton A. Jewell Grant Fund.
The Board approved a grant of $1,700 for Mano al Hermano for technology equipment and website development. The grant will be paid from the Milton A. Jewell Grant Fund.
The Board approved a total of $13,800 from donor-advised funds whose donors make recommendations for distributions. The Dorothy Scott Townsend Fletcher Memorial Fund recommended grants to Kitty Hawk Firefighters Association, Kill Devil Hills Fire Auxiliary, Southern Shores Fire Auxiliary, Interfaith Community Outreach, Beach Food Pantry, Food for Thought, Meals on Wheels (Albemarle Commission), Outer Banks SPCA and scholarships for culinary arts or community college.
The Burwell A. Evans Charitable Fund recommended grants to Dare County Arts Council, Mount Olivet United Methodist Church, Roanoke Island Volunteer Fire Department and Outer Banks Cancer Support Group.
The Peregrine and Kaye White Fund recommended a grant to the Disaster Relief Fund managed by the Outer Banks Community Foundation. The Kelly Family Fund recommended a grant to the Outer Banks Community Foundation for anniversary event expenses.
The next grant deadline is Nov. 9 and the application process is online at www.obcf.org.
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.
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