The Ocracoke Foundation (OFI) pursues projects and initiatives that benefit our island community. We focus on environmental stewardship, education and responsible economic development.
OFI is also a mechanism where island residents and groups can come together to develop and manage special projects that benefit the island and our community.
We want to help Ocracoke meet challenges by building on local assets — people, heritage, land and water — to create a sustainable community.
The effort to preserve the fish house is a prime example of the success that can be achieved when environmental, social and economic elements are put together.
It is essential for communities to look at “the bigger picture” and responsibly connect resources. Each of OFI’s projects and initiatives seeks to fold these resources together to maintain the vibrancy of life on Ocracoke.