Our Giving Together program increases impact by pooling Foundation and donor resources to support strong organizations and collaborations making a difference in our community. By encouraging collective giving with our generous fundholders for critical issues, we can better support the work of our local nonprofits.
2017 Innovation Award
Each year, five collaborations compete for the $25,000 Innovation Award presented at What Matters. While only one collaborative wins the American Underground sponsored award, we hope to raise support for the remaining four projects. Join us in making that hope a reality – learn more about the finalists below through their presentations and videos, and log into your fund, or contact us today to give with us before April 25th!
Fundholders: To support one or more of the following projects through DonorCentral, log into your fund and from the homepage visit the Funding Opportunities section located at the bottom, and make your grant through Fund for the Triangle by specifying the project in the Grant Purpose box on the Recommendation form.
Partners: Keep Durham Beautiful, Don’t Waste Durham, Several local Durham businesses
Project: 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 waste-wise event planning manual, and implementation of a sustainable food truck program, reducing waste from mobile food vendors.
Partners: Preservation Durham, Self-Help Credit Union, Square One Bank, NC Housing Finance Agency, NCCU Public History Program, The Center for Documentary Studies, Museum of Durham History Story Squad
Project: Preservation Equity is a two-prong effort to empower low-mid income homeowners to retain their historic homes. This is accomplished by offering free technical assistance and project management via expertise at Preservation Durham, coupled with a flexible home equity loan product offered by Self-Help Credit Union.
Partners: Habitat for Humanity of Wake County, NCSU College of Design, Poole College of Management at NCSU
Project: UpCycle to Break the Cycle creates a new funding stream for Habitat for Humanity Wake through the creation of furniture manufacturing, using reclaimed wood from deconstructed homes. NCSU partners will develop a business plan for this project and design this new line of furniture. All dollars made from this endeavor through furniture sales goes directly into building more Habitat homes in our community.
Partners: Chatham County Council on Aging, NC Senior Games, Inc., Chatham County Public Health Dept., Chatham County and Town of Siler City Parks and Recreation Dept.
Project: The Chatham Senior Games Training Program will develop and model a wellness intervention for both active and non-active persons 50 and older via a year-round athletic educational and training program built on NC’s Senior Games.
Bridge Builders – The 2017 Innovation Award winner!
Partners: Refugee Community Partnership, No Lost Generation – UNC, UNC RCP, East Chapel Hill High RCP, Southeast Asian Culture Society
Project: Bridge Builders works to break the cycle of chronic isolation of refugees living in Orange County. Through personalized support, social bridging, and building pathways to opportunity, this project creates conditions to tell refugees they are safe, they are secure, and they belong.
Fundholders: To support one or more of the projects through DonorCentral, log into your fund and from the homepage visit the Funding Opportunities section located at the bottom, and make your grant through Fund for the Triangle by specifying the project in the Grant Purpose box on the Recommendation form.
Community Development: 2017
Total raised from generous donors: $41,550 | Total granted after the Foundation’s contribution: $86,050
This funding was granted to ten of our past community development partners – Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Raleigh, Inc. | Compass Center for Women and Families | Community Empowerment Fund | Dress for Success Triangle | Durham Economic Resource Center | Families Moving Forward (previously Durham Interfaith Hospitality Network and Genesis Home) | Farmworker Advocacy Network (led by Student Action with Farmworkers) | Passage Home, Inc. |Rapid Rehousing Collaborative (Led by Housing for New Hope in partnership with Durham’s Partnership for Children, Families Moving Forward, and Urban Ministries of Durham) | Triangle Family Services
Youth Literacy: 2016
Total raised from generous donors: $45,000 | Total granted after the Foundation’s contribution: $90,000
This funding was granted to nine of our past youth literacy partners – Book Harvest | Communities In Schools of Wake County | The Hill Center | Kidznotes | Learning Together | Marbles Kids Museum | Read and Feed | WakeEd Partnership | YMCA of the Triangle