Over $32 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. To understand how we can mobilize Fund for the Triangle, we encourage you to read more about how we did so with our COVID-19 Recovery efforts.

Last year, we granted nearly $1.7M through Fund for the Triangle to more than 100 strong nonprofits working across our impact areas!


Gallery Artist: José Manuel Cruz

The Durham Art Guild and Triangle Community Foundation are thrilled to present work from José Manuel Cruz in the Triangle Community Artists Gallery.

During this time, we encourage you to visit our virtual gallery where you can peruse a few pieces of the current exhibit at your leisure, and purchase art if you desire. Wish to view the exhibit in-person? Contact Sarah Guidi, Director of Community Engagement at sarahg@trianglecf.org.

About Cruz:

José Cruz is a Puerto Rican/Colombian Latino Artist. He has a unique style and loves working with color and all mediums. Mr. Cruz has been an Art Educator for over 20 years at all grade levels. He has been an advocate for the arts in education and enjoys bringing art to the communities and at the same time bring his experiences as a professional exhibiting artist and photographer back to the classroom. To learn more about him and his work, check out the virtual art gallery!

Acrylic and Gold Enamel on Canvas - 6 x 5 ft
"Rob" - 6 x 5 ft. $8000


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 148,696 people
  • Durham County 324,833 people
  • Wake County 1,129,410 people
  • Chatham County 76,285 people

Source: 2020 U.S. Census