Outer Banks Relief Foundation Inc

Mission

The mission of the Outer Banks Relief Foundation is to assist people who live or work in our community who are burdened with financial difficulties due to debilitating illness or other personal tragedy.

Ruling year info

2005

Executive Director

Ms. Patty McKenna

Main address

103 E EIGHTH ST

NAGS HEAD, NC 27959 USA

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EIN

56-2526271

NTEE code info

Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution (P12)

IRS filing requirement

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Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Catastrophic health crises can lead many families to financial instability. When a 10-year-old girl in our community was battling leukemia, her parents focused on her care and ultimately lost their home due to the financial strain they were under. This was the inspiration for the creation of the Outer Banks Relief Foundation. We raise funds locally to provide assistance to people who live or work on the Outer Banks so that they can meet their basic expenses and remain stable during a time of severe illness or other tragedy.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Relief Funding

The Relief Foundation will directly pay household expenses for eligible local families experiencing crises.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Where we work

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of families assisted with rent or mortgage to avoid eviction

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Low-income people, Working poor, Terminally ill people

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Total dollars distributed for utilities assistance

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Terminally ill people, Low-income people, Working poor

Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Number of low-income households who have received utilities assistance

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Terminally ill people, Low-income people, Working poor

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Number of low-income households who have received utilities assistance to keep the lights, heat and/or water on in their homes

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Low-income people, Working poor, Terminally ill people

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Average number of service recipients per month

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Terminally ill people, Low-income people, Working poor

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

The Outer Banks Relief Foundation aims to refer clients to all available services and to pay for basic household expenses for each eligible family while they battle an illness or weather other tragedies.

We educate our community about the need for relief funding in our community. Then we raise funds through our events and through philanthropic gifts to fund our mission.

We receive requests from about 100 local families each year. The more money we raise, the more relief funding we can give to each family. One-half of our funding is from personal and corporate giving. The other half comes from our signature fundraising event (Couture By The Shore), rental income and endowment fund disbursements.

As of Dec 2021, we have assisted 1123 Outer Banks families with $2.25 million of relief funding; that's an average of $2,000 per family. We currently assist about 100 families each year. In 2021 14 families received relief funding at the $3,000 level.

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We demonstrated a willingness to learn more by reviewing resources about feedback practice.
done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • Who are the people you serve with your mission?

    People who live or work in our community who are in financial distress due to illness or personal tragedy.

  • How is your organization collecting feedback from the people you serve?

    Electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc.), Case management notes,

  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve,

  • What significant change resulted from feedback?

    We are developing an online application that is mobile phone-friendly.

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    The people we serve, Our staff, Our board, Our funders, Our community partners,

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    We collect feedback from the people we serve at least annually,

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    It is difficult to get the people we serve to respond to requests for feedback,

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Outer Banks Relief Foundation Inc

Board of directors
as of 11/29/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Ms. Amy Montgomery

Scott Brown

Edward Jones

Tess Judge

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Susan Clissold

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Laura Fitzpatrick

Marc Hellman

Teresa Osborne

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Kathy Seawell

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Jane Webster

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? No
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 11/29/2021

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

Disability

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