April 25, 2011

Doing Good in the Neighborhood, the annual giving campaign for Duke University and Duke University Health System employees, has announced the latest batch of local non-profit organizations to receive funding through the campaign’s Community Care Grant category. The projects meet local needs in the areas of education, health, energy, housing and more.

Twenty-nine organizations received competitive grants of up to $2,000 this grant cycle:

Calvary Ministries of the West End, Center for Child and Family Health, Citizen Schools, Clean Energy Durham, Cornucopia House, Crayons2Calculators, Durham Center for Senior Life, Durham Central Park, Durham Crisis Response Center, Durham Economic Resource Center, Durham Literacy Center, Durham Mentors for Youth, Durham Rescue Mission, Durham TRY, East Durham Children’s Initiative, Genesis Home, Innovation4Motivation, John Avery Boys & Girls Club, KidZNotes, Ligo Dojo of Budo Karate, NEEM, Pauli Murray Project, Samaritan Health Center, SEEDS, SeeSaw Studio, TROSA, Urban Ministries of Durham, Voices Together, West End Community Garden, and YO:Durham.

The Community Care Grant Fund is one of six categories that employees can support on the  Duke Community Giving side of the Doing Good in the Neighborhood campaign, which also collects employee donations to United Way of the Greater Triangle.

This grant cycle awarded the last of Community Care Grant funds raised during the 2009-10 Doing Good in the Neighborhood campaign. Duke’s Office of Durham and Regional Affairs will call for 2010-11 Community Care Grant applications this summer. That cycle will give preference to organizations nominated by volunteers who are Duke employees.

Click here to learn more about each of the funded projects.

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