May 6, 2014

Every year, gifts to the campaign’s Community Care Fund support the creation of competitive grants for local non-profits working to meet real community needs.

When we request funding proposals this August, we’ll ask that they address the community issues identified as most pressing by our Doing Good in the Neighborhood donors. Our donors voted, and the results are in!

This year’s Community Care Fund grant cycle will fund projects that directly address the following themes:

  • Community Health — Reaching beyond the clinic walls to meet our community’s physical and mental health needs through comprehensive, collaborative and innovative care programs.
  • Food Insecurity — Broadening access to high-quality and nutritious food for all our neighbors, regardless of income level or zip code.
  • Homelessness — Building individualized pathways out of homelessness and into sustained health, employment and independence.
  • School Readiness — Equipping our youngest citizens with the early social and academic skills that are critical to long-term success in school and life.

The themes were chosen to cover some of the Triangle’s most important challenges, and they complement Mayor Bill Bell’s call to eradicate poverty in Durham.

Thank you to all the donors who voted!  For the non-profits interested in applying for the 2014 grant cycle: Check back in August for this year’s application materials.

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