M. Jack and Dorothy Stephens Fund

The M. Jack and Dorothy Stephens Fund was established through an estate gift to Triangle Community Foundation to address the needs of disadvantaged people in the communities of southern Wake County.  The fund has granted more than $330,000 to 20 organizations since its inception.

2018 Grantees
Community of Hope Ministries | Holly Springs Food Cupboard | Juntos-NC State University | Families Together | Raleigh Rescue Mission | Read and Feed | The Center for Volunteer Caregiving | The White Oak Foundation, Inc. | The Gifted Arts, Inc. | Triangle Literary Council | Western Wake Crisis Ministry

2017 Grantees:
Center for Human Earth Restoration | Community of Hope Ministries | Dress for Success Triangle | Holly Springs Food Cupboard |Transitions LifeCare | Families Together | Prevent Blindness North Carolina | Read and Feed | Rebuilding Together of the Triangle | The Center for Volunteer Caregiving | TheGifted Arts, Inc. | Western Wake Crisis Ministry

2016 Grantees:
Community of Hope Ministries  |  Dress for Success Triangle  |  Habitat for Humanity of Wake County  |  Horse and Buddy  |  Transitions LifeCare  |  Inter-Faith Food Shuttle  |  Note in the Pocket  |  Read and Feed  |  Rebuilding Together of the Triangle  |  Triangle Literacy Council  |  Western Wake Crisis Ministry

The Foundation invites 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations, religious congregations, and governmental agencies to apply. Organizations must:

  • Be based in or predominately serving the communities in southern Wake County (defined as Garner, Fuquay-Varina, Holly Springs, and Apex)
  • Address the needs of disadvantaged people (as defined by the applicant)
  • Meet the Foundation’s non-discrimination policy

Only one application per organization will be considered. Previous grant recipients are eligible to apply for additional funding; an interim report will be required as part of the 2019 application.

Grantees will be selected based on:

  • Community Need – Does the organization address a significant or critical need facing disadvantaged community members in southern Wake County? Is the organization in a key strategic position to meet that need?
  • Organization Strength and Feasibility – Is the applicant financially stable? Does the proposal include a cost-effective budget and is adequate staffing and funding in place to address the needs?

Grants and Reporting
One-time grants will range from $5,000 to $10,000. Funds can be used for operating, programmatic, or capital needs. A final report will be required following the one-year grant period.

Application Procedure
All proposals must be submitted using the Foundation’s online grants management system. Information about creating a profile and using the system is available here or by clicking “Apply” at the bottom of this page.

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Julia Da Silva

Programs & Scholarships Associate
Phone 919.474.8370 ext: 4028
Email [email protected]