Local non-profit organizations that are invited to apply for a Community Care Fund grant or nominated by a Duke employee who donates to Doing Good in the Neighborhood and volunteers with that organization must meet the following eligibility criteria. The deadline for employees to nominate organizations for the next grant cycle is August 1, 2012.

Eligibility Criteria

Please review the below criteria to determine whether your non-profit organization is eligible for nomination. If it is, please e-mail the following to doinggood@duke.edu, and we will contact the organization:

  • Name of the non-profit organization
  • Organization website, if available
  • Name and e-mail address of a contact person at the organization
  • Your name
  • Your volunteer role with the organization

Eligibility Criteria

All non-profit organizations that apply for grants through the Community Care Fund must submit proposals that meet the following criteria:

  • The project, key partners and benefits must be located in Durham, Orange, or Wake counties.
  • The grant applicant must be a tax-exempt organization under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code or must have the consent of a 501(c)(3) organization to serve as fiscal agent. Written confirmation by the 501(c)(3) organization of its willingness to serve as fiscal agent is required.  At this time, school systems and parent-teacher or booster organizations may not apply.
  • The proposal must not exclusively benefit Duke University or Duke University Health System employees or students.
  • The proposal must not fund deficit or emergency funding, debt reduction, loan repayment or retirement, or project costs incurred before the effective date of the grant.
  • The proposal must not fund political programs or activities to support, change, lobby, or otherwise influence legislation and/or ballot measures, candidacies for public office, or other political issues.
  • The proposal must not fund any organization that discriminates on the basis of age, gender, race, ethnicity, religion, disability, sexual orientation, national origin, or political affiliation. The fund may support organizations and projects that target groups that have been subject to historical discrimination.
  • The proposal must not fund religious activities; however, religious institutions may apply for funding for nonsectarian projects.
  • The proposal must not fund the purchase of real estate or long-term real estate rental(s), lease(s), or sub-lease(s).
  • The proposal must not fund the purchase of alcoholic beverages, or any activity that primarily consists of a banquet or meal.

Questions?  Send us an e-mail at doinggood@duke.edu.