November 13, 2017

This fall, 58 Triangle nonprofits will receive a Duke Community Care Fund grant in order to expand their programs, buy supplies or start new projects.

The Community Care Fund is a competitive grant-making program that is funded by Duke employee donations to Duke University and Duke University Health System’s Doing Good in the Neighborhood campaign. Every year, nonprofits from Durham, Wake and Orange counties are encouraged to apply.

Out of the 121 Triangle nonprofits that applied for a Community Care Fund grant this year, 58 organizations will receive funding. Interest in the grant-making program has grown every year, with a total of 103 nonprofits applying in 2016 and 40 applying in 2015.

A Community Care Fund Review Team of 18 Duke employees spent months carefully reviewing all of the Community Care Fund applications. The Review Team received a total of $548,088 in funding requests but ultimately had $146,876 to award, intensifying the competition and highlighting the need for ongoing employee donations to the Doing Good in the Neighborhood giving campaign, which funds the Community Care Fund every year.

“Nonprofits poured a lot of heart into their applications and into their project descriptions, which made the grant-making process all the more difficult for our Community Care Fund Review Team members,” said Channa Pickett, co-manager of the Doing Good in the Neighborhood campaign. “These grants help local nonprofits achieve their annual goals and strengthen their community programming.”

Throughout the year on the Doing Good in the Neighborhood website, campaign staff will feature nonprofits and how they use their Community Care Fund grant. The grant application process for nonprofits will reopen in summer of 2018.

Here are the organizations that will receive a Community Care Fund grant this fall:

Achievement Academy of Durham

An Invitation for Trans4mation

Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Triangle, Inc.

Bike Durham

Book Harvest

Boys & Girls Club of Greater Durham

Bull City Fit


Center for Child & Family Health

Child Care Services Association

Citizen Schools

Communities In Schools of Durham

Community Empowerment Fund

Cornucopia Cancer Support Center

Diaper Bank of North Carolina

Durham Art Guild

Durham Chapter of Jack and Jill of America, Inc.

Durham Literacy Center

Durham’s Partnership for Children

El Futuro

Exchange Family Center

Families Moving Forward

Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina

Girl Scouts – North Carolina Coastal Pines

Girls on the Run of the Triangle

Haven House Services

Housing for New Hope

IFB Solutions (trade name for Winston-Salem Industries for the Blind, Inc.)

Josh’s Hope Foundation, Inc.

Jubilee Home


Kidzu Children’s Museum

Latino Educational Achievement Partnership (LEAP)

Levin Jewish Community Center

LIFE Skills Foundation

Marbles Kids Museum

Meals on Wheels of Durham

N.C. Sli (at UNC-Chapel Hill)

North Carolina Arts in Action

Note in the Pocket

Orange County Partnership for Young Children

Pathways to Change

Piedmont Conservation Council


Project Access of Durham County

Raleigh Rescue Mission

Reach Out and Read, Inc. (Carolinas)

Reality Ministries

Rebound, Alternatives for Youth

Reinvestment Partners

Ronald McDonald House of Durham

Student Action with Farmworkers

The Durham Teacher Warehouse Corporation

The Green Chair Project

The Hill Center

Triangle Land Conservancy

Uniting NC

Urban Ministries of Durham

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