We envision a community where everyone has the resources to thrive

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Triangle Community Foundation envisions a community where everyone has the resources 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 30 years, growing and changing along with our region – and we will continue to be here for the next 30 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 $203 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, working with individuals and families to connect them with causes they care about to make a greater impact now, and to create a legacy for the future

We are a funder of nonprofits, committed to building stronger, more impactful organizations that have the capacity to affect the change they so passionately seek

We are a resource for local issues, poised to bring together leaders and research with the goal of an informed, educated, 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

Annual Report 2014

We are pleased to showcase stories of our community in the 2014-2015 annual report. Lifting up donors and nonprofits who make a difference every day, alongside demographic data about our region, allowed us to celebrate the exceptional place we live, and we are proud to be a part of it.