The Product of Opportunity

He seems to own any room he enters. With his boisterous and booming voice, “Cheshire cat” smile, and colorful suits, without knowing Farad Ali, you might assume that he was born into a privileged life. But you’d be wrong. “I didn’t know I was poor, but I was poor,” Ali … Continued

What Matters: Women

Nearly 800 (our largest crowd ever!) community leaders joined us for What Matters: Women on Tuesday, April 24th at the Raleigh Convention Center to learn more about how women continue to be disproportionately affected in relation to health, housing, employment, and education. We know that when women are empowered and … Continued

Donor Profile: Jack Clayton

What are you passionate about? What issue(s) speak to you? There’s more than one, but right off the bat, I would say youth leadership. I’ve been involved with Boy Scouts for a long time – in Durham where I became an Eagle Scout and in Raleigh where I was an … Continued

What does a community foundation do?

Community foundations are grantmaking public charities that are dedicated to improving the lives of people in a defined local geographic area. They bring together the financial resources of individuals, families, and businesses to support effective nonprofits in their communities. Community foundations vary widely in asset size, ranging from less than … Continued

Nonprofit Spotlight: Chatham County Senior Games Training Program

A 2017 Innovation Award finalist, this training program is made up of partners Chatham County Council on Aging, NC Senior Games, Inc., Chatham County Public Health Dept., Chatham County and the Town of Siler City Parks and Recreation Dept. The project aims to develop and model a wellness intervention for … Continued

Nonprofit Spotlight: Bridge Builders

The 2017 Innovation Award winner is made up of partners Refugee Community Partnership, No Lost Generation – UNC, UNC RCP, East Chapel Hill High RCP, and the Southeast Asian Culture Society. This project works to break the cycle of chronic isolation of refugees living in Orange County. Through personalized support, … Continued

Nonprofit Spotlight: Durham Waste Revolution

A 2017 Innovation Award Finalist made up of partners Keep Durham Beautiful, Don’t Waste Durham, and several local Durham businesses. The project is a community effort to reduce waste in Durham, implementing a GreenToGo program that utilizes reusable take-out food containers for Durham restaurants and their customers. Additional components include a … Continued

Donor Profile: Jim Emshoff

 “I don’t want to just sit and write about this, I want to do something. I have a passion to be involved.” If I had to use one word to describe Jim, it would have to be fascinating. As an educator and businessman, from the moment he starts speaking it’s … Continued