In addition to partnership and funding, we offer support to nonprofit organizations in our region, in the following ways:
Nonprofit Agency Funds
Nonprofit organizations wishing to establish a fund at the Foundation can benefit from professional investment management. The goal of an agency fund is to provide long-term support by distributing the fund’s earnings back to your organization. The oversight we provide allows nonprofits to spend less time on investment management and place greater focus on what’s truly important—fulfilling your organization’s mission. Learn More and contact our Development staff to open a fund.
The Foundation offers opportunities for nonprofit organizations to connect, learn, and share with our staff and others. We welcome you to attend events offered during the year, including the annual What Matters Community Luncheon.
Located in downtown Durham’s historic American Tobacco District, the Foundation’s office has several meeting spaces available to nonprofit organizations that accommodate up to 25 people. Spaces are available between 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Monday-Friday, free of charge. Contact us at 919.474.8370 for more information.
Below are resources that may help you and your nonprofit:
Blue Avocado: A blog chalked full of practical, provocative, and fun food for thought for nonprofits of all shapes and sizes.
Duke Nonprofit Management Program: Certificate programs and leadership institutes offering affordable, practical and accessible information for people working in and with North Carolina’s nonprofit arena.
Executive Service Corps of the Greater Triangle: A volunteer service corps of retired professional leaders who provide affordable consulting services to nonprofit organizations.
Guidestar: A search engine that provides basic information on any nonprofit registered with the IRS. Detail could include operational, financial, and/or programmatic data.
National Center for Charitable Statistics: The national clearinghouse of data on the nonprofit sector.
National Council of Nonprofits: A resource and advocate for America’s charitable nonprofits through a national lens.
NC Center for Nonprofits: A statewide nonprofit that serves to enrich North Carolina’s communities and economy through a strong nonprofit sector and nonprofit voice.
Nonprofit Quarterly: A collection of research based articles for nonprofits about management and governance, public policy, and philanthropy.
Philanthropy News Digest: A service of the Foundation Center that compiles the latest sector news in one convenient site.
Stanford Social Innovation Review: A resource written for and by social change leaders in the nonprofit, business, and government sectors who view cross-sector collaboration as key to solving environmental, social, and economic justice issues.
The Nonprofit Times: The online version of this biweekly print publication features select articles that tackle nonprofit management issues.
The Chronicle of Philanthropy: A collection of resources and current events surrounding gifts and grants, fundraising, nonprofit management, and technology.
Urban Institute Center on Nonprofits and Philanthropy: A research center that conducts and disseminates information related to the impact of nonprofit organizations and philanthropy.
The Volunteer Center: An organization that works with 800+ Triangle area nonprofits providing free services including online volunteer matching, nonprofit best practices training sessions, fundraising events and other programs geared toward strengthening the nonprofit community.
Fill out a Nonprofit Information Sharing Form
We invite you to fill out this form with basic information about your organization with our staff. We use it simply to enhance our internal knowledge of your organization and our community. This is not a grant application, nor does it add you to a list for funding consideration.
Nonprofit 501(c) (3) tax exempt organizations, government agencies, and religious organizations serving our four counties may submit an Organization Information Form below. We encourage you to use your existing networks in the community to establish and maintain relationships with donors in order to share information about your organization.
Please do not submit more than one form in a six month period.