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Outer Banks Community Foundation: COVID-19 Rapid Response Grants Program

Host Organization: Outer Banks Community Foundationmdi-circle-small Kitty Hawk, NC, United States mdi-circle-small obcf.org

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The Outer Banks Community Foundation has announced several actions to support the Outer Banks through the Coronaviris crisis.

Specifically, the Community Foundation has initiated a COVID-19 Rapid Response Grants Program, including its first grant to provide home internet access to every student in the Dare County School System.

The primary goal of COVID-19 Rapid Response Grants is to enable nonprofits to adapt, expand, or initiate vital services to the Outer Banks through the Coronavirus crisis. We define the Outer Banks as Dare County, Ocracoke, and/or the Currituck beaches. To be eligible for a Rapid Response Grant, programs must be related to the COVID-19 crisis, either directly (e.g., care for virus patients) or indirectly (e.g., assistance to working parents without child care). We will also consider grants that would allow a nonprofit to adapt its existing programs in the face of the ever-evolving COVID-19 landscape (e.g., modifications to a food program to allow for community closures). In all cases, special emphasis may be given to efforts that help the most vulnerable and/or the most people in our community.

The COVID-19 Rapid Response Grants Program will help nonprofits provide vital services to the Outer Banks through the Coronavirus crisis. Those services could include child care, elder care, medical care, emergency response services, financial assistance to people out of work, nutritional assistance, and beyond. Grant requests will be accepted on a rolling basis and reviewed every two weeks to ensure quick decisions and timely programs.

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The Outer Banks Community Foundation was organized in 1982 as a public charity 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.

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