Many of our local nonprofits participate in challenge & matching grant opportunities throughout the year. We encourage you to support these currently open initiatives through your fund, and maximize your giving.


North Carolina Healthy Start Foundation

Twenty-five years ago, North Carolina had the highest infant mortality rate in the nation. State and corporate leaders took action to address this terrible situation and the North Carolina Healthy Start Foundation was created to spearhead statewide efforts to address this problem. Recently, the organization celebrated their founding, and recognized two people who have played an instrumental role locally in addressing infant mortality – Dr. Charles A. Sanders and Dr. Stuart Bondurant.

Knowing the impact that this work has had, Dr. and Ann Sanders have committed to match gifts up to $20,000. In addition, Frank and Julia Daniels have also agreed to match gifts up to $10,000. To learn more about this challenge, click here.

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Senior PharmAssist, Inc.

Senior PharmAssist promotes healthier living for Durham seniors by helping them obtain and better manage needed medications, and by providing health education, Medicare insurance counseling, community referral and advocacy.

The Stewards Fund has approved a $49,638 challenge grant to Senior PharmAssist. Donations made in response to the challenge will be matched dollar for dollar if they represent “new” support, which may come from: 1) First-time gifts 2) Gifts from donors lapsed at least 18 months 3) Increased support from donors who have given during the previous 18 months. To learn more about this challenge, click here.

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If you’d like to submit your organization’s challenge or matching grant to be posted on this page, please use this content submission form to do so. 


Melchee Johnson

Senior Donor Services Officer
Phone 919.474.8370 ext:4028