July 26, 2011

Are you a Duke University or Duke University Health System employee who donates to the Doing Good in the Neighborhood campaign? Do you volunteer with an area non-profit organization?

If you answered YES to both of these questions, your agency may be eligible to receive funding through the Community Care Fund grant program of Doing Good in the Neighborhood. Check out the eligibility requirements for non-profits to see if your agency qualifies.

If your agency meets the criteria, email doinggood@duke.edu with the name of the non-profit agency and the name and email address of a contact person at the agency (such as the development officer or grant manager). Don’t forget to include your name and contact information so we can give you credit.

We will contact the agency and invite them to apply for a grant through the Community Care Fund, which supports projects that serve a significant and demonstrated community need. Since the fund was created in 2009, 36 local non-profits have received grants to support innovative and essential programs. As employee contributions to the funds grow, so does the reach and impact of the grant program!

Community Care Fund grant applications are solicited annually in August, and funds are awarded in October. Grant funding periods are for one year. Applicants can apply for up to $4,000 for proposals that involve single organizations and up to $7,500 for proposals that entail significant collaboration between two or more organizations.

This competitive annual grant program, made possible by Duke employees who donate to Doing Good in the Neighborhood, is staffed by Duke’s Office of Durham and Regional Affairs.

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