OUTER BANKS COMMUNITY FOUNDATION INC

Connecting people who care with causes that matter.

Southern Shores, NC   |  www.obcf.org

Mission

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

Ruling year info

1983

President and CEO

Mr. Christopher Sawin

Main address

13 Skyline Road

Southern Shores, NC 27949 USA

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EIN

58-1516313

NTEE code info

Community Foundations (T31)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

The Community Foundation is the only funding source that reaches all community service organizations on the Outer Banks, in the arts, education, health and human services, historic preservation, and the environment. We have regular grant cycles and competitive applications process. The Community Foundation also has a robust college scholarship program, and 60 scholarship funds. The Community Foundation is a catalyst, helping the nonprofit sector evolve to take on new challenges and opportunities as they arise. The Community Foundation’s permanent endowments are a resource for future generations to meet the challenges of their times.

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?

Nonprofit Workshops

The Outer Banks Community Foundation offers workshops for nonprofits within the geographical area served by the Foundation.  Past topics have been board development, accounting, communications, and fundraising.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Where we work

Accreditations

Council on Foundations Accredited

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 Community Foundation accomplishes its mission by increasing charitable giving locally, by managing charitable funds for individuals and agencies, and by targeting grants toward the community’s most pressing needs and promising opportunities.

Augment the community impact of our grant, scholarship and nonprofit programs.
- Award the best possible grants to support the most exciting and urgent charitable projects that best meet our community's needs.
- Build the capacity of the Outer Banks' nonprofit sector.
- Strengthen the scholarship program to meet community needs and fulfill donor wishes.
- Manage Disaster Relief Funds for the Outer Banks, in partnership with local agencies, with a focus on raising and stewarding donations.
Enhance organizational effectiveness by managing our business to the highest possible standards.
Build the Outer Banks’ endowment to meet our community’s future charitable needs.

The Community Foundation board of directors has adopted a strategic plan, with established goals, objectives and tasks, to ensure that a focused approach to achieving goals is in place. The plan is reviewed at every board meeting. Committees and staff understand and act upon their areas of responsibility within the plan. Strategic plan actionable items are reported out to the group by the responsible individual(s) or committee member(s). The Community Foundation's strategic plan will be updated in 2022.

The Community Foundation has achieved steady, managed growth in its fundraising, funds stewardship, and funds disbursement through grants, scholarship and disaster relief programs.

The Board of Directors approved the hire of Chris Sawin to be the Outer Banks Community Foundation's President and CEO, with a start date of August 1, 2021.

The board held a planning retreat in November, 2021. A new strategic plan is being developed; goal is to have this plan be finalized in 2Q2022.

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 shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • Who are the people you serve with your mission?

    It's important to note here that, as a community foundation, we serve donors and nonprofits, first and foremost. We provide resources to nonprofits so that they can fulfill their missions. We serve fund establishers and donors when we help steward their contributions to cause areas they are passionate about. We serve nonprofits by awarding grants, offering training in aspects of nonprofit management, and being available to them when they have questions or are seeking advice or feedback. We also serve as community convener around big issues, when needs arise. Two recent examples of successful community convening were after Hurricane Dorian made landfall in our community in late 2019, and when we were locked down due to COVID.

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

    Focus groups or interviews (by phone or in person), Constituent (client or resident, etc.) advisory committees, Suggestion box/email, grant applications,

  • 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 make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals,

  • What significant change resulted from feedback?

    We created an IDEA (Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Accessibility) committee in 2021 that looked at board and staff makeup, grants and scholarships application and award processes and

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    The people we serve,

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

    We collect feedback from the people we serve at least annually, We look for patterns in feedback based on demographics (e.g., race, age, gender, etc.), We act on the feedback we receive, We tell the people who gave us feedback how we acted on their feedback,

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    limited staff for this task,

Financials

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Operations

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

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OUTER BANKS COMMUNITY FOUNDATION INC

Board of directors
as of 4/21/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Clark Twiddy

Twiddy and Company

Term: 2021 - 2022

Jane Webster

retired

Patrick Regan

Ace Handyman Services

Jean-Louise Dixon

attorney

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 04/21/2022

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

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

Race & ethnicity

No data

Gender identity

No data

 

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Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

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