Durham Cerebral Palsy Foundation Fund


The Durham Cerebral Palsy Foundation Fund is an endowment held at Triangle Community Foundation that was established in 1951 to provide assistance to North Carolina children living with cerebral palsy. After a long tradition of supporting individual grants for one-time services and equipment purchases, the Foundation is launching a new grantmaking process.  Starting in 2017, nonprofit grantees will receive block grants to purchase necessary equipment or one-time medical expenditures on behalf of the families they serve.


The Durham Cerebral Palsy Foundation Fund accepts applications from nonprofits that serve children who:

  • Are ages birth through 18;
  • Live in the state of North Carolina; and
  • Are diagnosed with cerebral palsy and/or other neuromuscular disorders

Funds received through the Durham Cerebral Palsy Foundation Fund should be used to purchase, and/or provide funds directly to families to purchase:

  • Necessary equipment, including wheelchairs, restraints, orthoses, strollers, accessibility equipment, etc.,
  • Special one-time services or treatments, or
  • Van lifts or other accessibility modifications

Funds received through the Durham Cerebral Palsy Foundation Fund should NOT be used for: living expenses; ongoing or long-term expenses; ongoing, long-term therapy or services; ongoing service delivery; equipment that has already been purchased and paid in full.


Block grants are anticipated to be in the amount of $10,000-$15,000. Up to 10% of the total grant amount may be used to cover organizational expenses related to administering the grant funds.

How To Apply

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.

Deadline for applications will be announced in Fall 2019.



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Julia Da Silva

Programs & Scholarships Associate
Phone 919.474.8370 ext: 4028
Email julia@trianglecf.org