Support Our OBX National Parks

Outer Banks Forever provides a great way for people like you who are passionate about the history and environment of OBX to give back to the places that have given you so much. We each have a deep connection and memories at Cape Hatteras National Seashore, Fort Raleigh National Historic Site, and the Wright Brothers National Memorial – and these precious places need you now more than ever!

Together, we can:

  • Create new ways to experience our parks while protecting the natural and cultural history they preserve
  • Introduce youth and families to our parks who might not otherwise have the opportunity
  • Bring our community together to ensure our parks continue to serve visitors and local community needs

When you give today, you join our growing Outer Banks Forever community that gives back to these iconic national parks.

Ways to Give

Give a Donation: Support our parks with a tax-deductible gift today and help us achieve our mission to protect and enhance the beautiful national parks of the Outer Banks. You can also choose a specific project you’d like to support.

Give through your donor advised fund: Work with your account manager to send a donation directly to Outer Banks Forever. Our EIN is 23-1401703 and our mailing address is P.O. Box 1635 Kill Devil Hills, NC 27948. 

Give Monthly: Just as our park rangers protect our parks every day, you can provide ongoing support to our parks by signing up to give an automatic monthly gift that will allow us to adapt to and support our parks ever-changing needs.

Honor a Loved One: Honor or remember the special people in your life who shared your love of our Outer Banks national parks. Choose the “Donation Dedication” option when you donate and we will send a special acknowledgment to the person or family notifying them of your thoughtful gift.


Matching Gifts: Make Your Donation Go Further!

Does your company match charitable gifts? If you’re not sure, contact your HR department – your company might double your impact! For questions about adding Outer Banks Forever to your company’s charitable gift program, reach out to our Development Manager, Nicole at or (252) 423-4543.

Estate Planning: Consider including Outer Banks Forever in your estate plans to protect our parks for future generations. You can designate a contribution through your will, trust, retirement accounts, or life insurance policy to support our work, or chose a specific park you’d like to leave a legacy in. 

Retirement Gifts: Support our Outer Banks national parks and benefit from tax advantages by giving a gift through your IRA account.

Contact Jessica Barnes at (252) 423-4545 or for more information.

Business Sponsorships: Show your commitment to our Outer Banks national parks and get your business in front of the 3.9 million visitors that enjoy our parks each year! Currently, we are looking for sponsors for our Pathways to Your National Parks at the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse. Learn more here.

Host a Give Back Event or Promotion: Your business can host a give back event or promotion where a portion of proceeds supports our parks. We will promote your event in our monthly e-newsletter, social media and online events calendar.

Join 1% for the Planet: Make supporting our parks even easier when you sign your business up for 1% for the Planet. Through this easy program, you commit to donating 1% of your yearly proceeds to support an environmental cause – like Outer Banks Forever! Learn more and sign up here, then choose Outer Banks Forever from the list of participating nonprofits.

Outer Banks Forever is an official philanthropic partner of the National Park Service and a branch of Eastern National, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. All donations to Outer Banks Forever are 100% tax deductible.

To donate by check, complete a donation form & mail to:
Outer Banks Forever
P.O. Box 1635
Kill Devil Hills, NC 27948