Over $30 Million in grantmaking to nonprofits last year alone

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Triangle Community Foundation is building a stronger Triangle for all. By working with dedicated donors and strong nonprofits, we are able to guide gifts in a strategic way to fill in gaps, reduce inequities, and solve the region’s most pressing challenges. We work tirelessly in the Triangle region of North Carolina to help build a more vibrant community for everyone. By taking a broad view, we are uniquely positioned to identify gaps, support the most important needs, and shape a brighter future for generations to come.

As we continue to grapple with the COVID-19 pandemic and inexcusable racial injustice, we need to help each other even more. Even as our staff works remotely, we are committed to continued listening to the needs of our community, learning (and unlearning) with our donors and partners, and responding quickly to pressing needs as they arise. We hope you'll join us. 

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Fund for the Triangle provides direct support for the Foundation’s interconnected impact areas, ensuring we are able to partner with strong nonprofits that are the cornerstone of our community’s health. This permanent community-based fund allows us the flexibility to be nimble so we are able to respond quickly to pressing needs now and for generations to come. We encourage you to read more about how we have mobilized Fund for the Triangle for COVID-19 Recovery efforts, and join us in supporting these efforts.

In the last year alone, we've granted $2.5M through this fund to strong nonprofits working in our impact areas!


Gallery Artist: Eliza Redmann

The Durham Art Guild and Triangle Community Foundation are thrilled to present work from Eliza Redmann in the Triangle Community Artists Gallery. During this time while our office is closed, we are heartbroken that no one can see our beautiful gallery in person. But the show must go on! We encourage you to visit our virtual gallery, where you can peruse the current show at your leisure, and purchase art if you desire.

In the artist's words:

"This work is inspired by the persistent visual disturbances caused by my traumatic brain injury. Often when I look at patterns, they appear to swim or move on their own accord, much like an optical illusion. Through this work I seek to capture the structure of regular patterns and shapes while adding a layer of geometric information which the eyes and brain can't quite make sense of. In representing the symptoms of my traumatic brain injury visually, I challenge viewers to perceive outside of what is normal or traditional, just as I must now live, adapt, and navigate the world in new ways."

Alhambra | 24" x36" | folded paper on foam board


Environmental Conservation

The Foundation recently announced that we have helped conserve
267 acres
of land in our region since 2015!

Learn more about this Impact Area and join us in preserving our natural resources.


Our region, made up of four counties, is home to a growing number of unique people with a diverse array of abilities and challenges. Interested in learning more? Take a minute to learn more about our continuously growing region, and the nonprofits that serve it.

  • Orange County 144,946 people
  • Durham County 311,640 people
  • Wake County 1.072M people
  • Chatham County 37,587 people