Art Reception: Faces of Femme

We invite you to join us for an Art Reception on Thursday, March 15, from 5 – 7 pm, for light fare, conversation with the artist, and a special installation/peek into how the works are created. This event is drop-in and open to the public, no need to RSVP. Artist: Sass Art … Continued

What Matters: Women

Ticket sales have ended.  Raleigh Convention Center | Tuesday, April 24, 2018 On average, 15% of people in the Triangle are living at or below the federal poverty line. That number is higher for women, and the gaps are even wider for women of color and single parents. Women continue … Continued

Donor Profile: Jack Clayton

What are you passionate about? What issue(s) speak to you? There’s more than one, but right off the bat, I would say youth leadership. I’ve been involved with Boy Scouts for a long time – in Durham where I became an Eagle Scout and in Raleigh where I was an … Continued

What does a community foundation do?

Community foundations are grantmaking public charities that are dedicated to improving the lives of people in a defined local geographic area. They bring together the financial resources of individuals, families, and businesses to support effective nonprofits in their communities. Community foundations vary widely in asset size, ranging from less than … Continued

Nonprofit Spotlight: Chatham County Senior Games Training Program

A 2017 Innovation Award finalist, this training program is made up of partners Chatham County Council on Aging, NC Senior Games, Inc., Chatham County Public Health Dept., Chatham County and the Town of Siler City Parks and Recreation Dept. The project aims to develop and model a wellness intervention for … Continued

Nonprofit Spotlight: Bridge Builders

The 2017 Innovation Award winner is made up of partners Refugee Community Partnership, No Lost Generation – UNC, UNC RCP, East Chapel Hill High RCP, and the Southeast Asian Culture Society. This project works to break the cycle of chronic isolation of refugees living in Orange County. Through personalized support, … Continued

Nonprofit Spotlight: Durham Waste Revolution

A 2017 Innovation Award Finalist made up of partners Keep Durham Beautiful, Don’t Waste Durham, and several local Durham businesses. The project is a community effort to reduce waste in Durham, implementing a GreenToGo program that utilizes reusable take-out food containers for Durham restaurants and their customers. Additional components include a … Continued

Donor Profile: Jim Emshoff

 “I don’t want to just sit and write about this, I want to do something. I have a passion to be involved.” If I had to use one word to describe Jim, it would have to be fascinating. As an educator and businessman, from the moment he starts speaking it’s … Continued

RACE: Fostering Empathy

What does the word “race” mean to you? At the start of summer, Foundation staff and board members spent an afternoon reflecting on that question and more, as we toured the RACE exhibit at the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences in downtown Raleigh. As a part of our ongoing … Continued