Triangle Community Foundation envisions a community where everyone has the opportunity to thrive, and we are uniquely positioned to connect donors, nonprofits, leaders and individuals to make a difference. We have been right here for the last 33 years, growing and changing along with our region – and we will continue to be here for the next 33 years and beyond. We recognize and embrace our responsibility to serve as a leader, and we welcome partners who share our vision for the future to join us in this important work.
We offer many different ways for you to give, get involved, and make a difference in our community. We have the flexibility to help you support causes that you care about, the local expertise to help you give strategically, and we can provide you the opportunity to invest with us for a greater impact. Our donors are a diverse group of passionate individuals who make up the Foundation family and are dedicated to changing the landscape of our region for the better. Each of them has a unique story, vision or goal, but they all have one thing in common. They believe in the power of community giving. And we do too.
Our Mission Statement
To enhance the lives of all residents of the Triangle now and for future generations by building philanthropic assets, connecting resources with needs, and providing leadership on key community issues and opportunities.
Our History and Impact
The Foundation was established in 1983 with a single gift of $1,000 to enhance the lives of the residents in Durham, Chatham, Orange and Wake counties by building philanthropic assets, connecting resources with needs, and providing leadership on key community issues and opportunities. Each year we invest more than $15 million back into the community, partnering with donors and nonprofits to make a difference, now and for the future.
We manage over $208 million in assets with a long-term investment strategy that grows and protects these funds for the good of the community. In partnership with fundholders, the Foundation has granted $218 million to strengthen nonprofits, tackle critical issues, support students with scholarships and send kids to camp throughout our region and beyond.
What We Do
We are a partner for donors. Why? Because working with individuals and families will help connect them with critical causes to make a greater impact now, and to create a legacy for the future.
We are a funder of nonprofits. Why? Because we are committed to building stronger, more impactful organizations in our region that have the capacity to affect the change they so passionately seek.
We are a resource for local issues. Why? Because we need to work together to bring about change. We are poised to gather leaders and research with the goal of an informed, educated, active, and inspired community.
As this region changes, now is the time to work together to make our visions a reality. Won’t you join us?
Our Annual Report
We are excited to showcase stories of inspiration, change, and closing the gaps in our 2016 annual report. We are all connected, and when we work together we are able to move our region forward. We recognize and embrace our responsibility to serve as a leader, and we are grateful for our partners who have a shared vision for a thriving future. We invite you to look through this comprehensive annual report, and feel free to contact us for a print version if you’d like one.
You can still view our innovative, digital 2015 annual report here.
Our Quarterly Newsletter
Each quarter, we publish a print newsletter that our Foundation family receives in their mailboxes. Most of the stories inside can be found on the Our Stories page, but some are unique to this piece. We invite you to read through this newsletter each quarter, and learn more about what is going on at the Foundation, and in our community.