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.

Past Initiatives

Innovation Award: 2017

Total raised from generous donors: $24,000| Total granted after the Foundation’s contribution: $49,000. Five finalists competed for the 2017 Innovation Award, with Bridge Builders winning the $25,000 grant.

Durham Waste Revolution | Preservation Equity | UpCycle to Break the Cycle | Chatham Senior Games Training Program | Bridge Builders

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