November 1, 2012

Congratulations to the 30 local non-profit recipients of this year’s Community Care Fund awards! This was a very competitive grant cycle, and each of our 30 recipients submitted strong proposals in support of critical community projects. Grants ranged in size from $1,000 to $4,000, for a total of $98,918 awarded in support of great work around the Triangle.

The 2012 awards, listed below, are funded with dollars raised during the 2011-12 Doing Good in the Neighborhood campaign. Many thanks to all the valuable non-profits that applied, and to the Duke employees who make these grants possible.

We invite our Duke colleagues to sign up in support of this year’s campaign — as our donations increase, so does the reach and impact of this grant program! Please follow the links to learn more about each recipient organization.

  1. Accion Emprendedora USA: Strategic marketing support for the non-profit’s network of local Hispanic entrepreneurs
  2. Book Harvest: Books for Free, a program that provides tens of thousands of free children’s books for distribution at dozens of Triangle locations where low-income children are served
  3. Bridges Pointe Foundation: Outreach project to educate the community about Sickle Cell Disease and connect patients to social and medical care
  4. Crayons2Calculators: Support for an Operations Manager to coordinate the overwhelming donation and volunteer support for the organization’s free school supply store for local teachers
  5. Durham Community Land Trustees: Funding to help volunteers complete home repair and improvement projects for low- and moderate-income homeowners in Southwest Central Durham
  6. Durham Congregations in Action: Through YO:Durham, a year of opportunity for one teen intern to take part in a Summer Career Academy followed by a school-year mentoring and internship program
  7. Durham Cooperative Extension: Project BUILD, an individualized and evidence-based gang prevention program for youth ages 14 to 21
  8. Durham Crisis Response Center: YOGA4LIFE!, which uses yoga concepts to reduce stress and trauma for victims of domestic violence
  9. Durham Literacy Center: Literacy, parenting and kindergarten readiness program for Latino families
  10. El Futuro, Inc.: Child and Family Trauma Treatment program to help Spanish-speaking Durham residents recover from trauma
  11. Feed My Sheep: Connecting low-income, home-bound seniors to service providers and offering hot meals, nutrition education and social interaction
  12. Freedom House Recovery Center: A cohesive rehabilitation program that couples long-term residential treatment with community support services
  13. Genesis Home: Shelter and supportive, capacity-building services to help 15 families successfully transition from homelessness
  14. Healthy Families Durham: Funding support for home visits and necessities for young at-risk parents
  15. Inter-Faith Food Shuttle: Jobs and job skills for teenagers at the West End Community Garden
  16. Ligo Dojo of Budo Karate: Addition of a cognitive behavior therapy component to the Young Warriors karate training program for at-risk and low-income youth
  17. Lincoln Community Health Center: Basic necessities and transportation assistance for patients of the center’s Healthcare for the Homeless Clinic
  18. Museum of Life and Science: Ignite Learning, the program to provide heavily subsidized museum memberships to hundreds of low-income families
  19. NEEM: Diversified agroforestry and specialty crops project to form a trail that will connect two Durham communities, N.C. Central University, and four public schools
  20. Pauli Murray Project: The Youth Prophesy Poetry Contest & Workshops to engage Durham teenagers in exploring and honoring local African-American history while developing their writing skills and creativity
  21. Playworks: The Junior Coach program, which develops leadership skills in fourth- and fifth-grade participants while promoting positive activity and preventing bullying on local school playgrounds
  22. Project Compassion: Free non-medical care-giving support to cancer patients and their family care-givers
  23. Reinvestment Partners: Home improvement projects to help protect 25 families from health hazards such as asthma, lead poisoning and mold
  24. Religious Coalition for a Nonviolent Durham: Restorative Circles project, which seeks to address the individual and collective harm of fatal violence and facilitate the restorative process for homicide victims’ family and community members
  25. Schoolhouse of Wonder: Development of a grade-specific, state-standard-aligned curriculum for students and teachers from E.K. Powe Elementary to benefit from a series of walking field trips to the Ellerbe Creek Watershed Association’s “17-Acre Wood”
  26. Strong Women Organizing Outrageous Projects (SWOOP): Ramp It Up!, the program that allows SWOOP’s trained volunteers to meet a continuing community need for the installation of affordable wheelchair ramps
  27. Student Action with Farmworkers: Support for bilingual college students who work to improve the living and working conditions of Triangle farmworkers and their families through legal, education and health outreach
  28. TROSA: Support for the non-profit’s Education Project, which allows program residents to pursue their GED, continuing education credits, college credits, and even college degrees as part of their path away from substance abuse to full independence
  29. Urban Ministries of Durham: The Journey Forward Assistance Fund to help Urban Ministries’ clients find homes, secure jobs and obtain education
  30. Voices Together: Educational and therapeutic music-based program that ignites language and social learning for public-school children with autism and intellectual and developmental disabilities
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