Conserving Land and Legacy

With your help, we have granted $767,111 to environmental organizations through Fund for the Triangle since FY 2013-2014 While strolling through Good Hope Farm on a sunny afternoon, one gets the curious feeling that the farm is a living, breathing organism all on its own. A resident farmer pulls up … Continued

Tackling Systemic Homelessness Together

With your help, we have granted $642,450 to community development organizations through Fund for the Triangle since FY 2013-2014 Lack of affordable housing, financial insecurity, and systemic unemployment are intersecting crises of global proportions. While Chapel Hill and Durham’s dearth of affordable housing is typical of most U.S. cities, Community … Continued

The Push to Merge

The M word. Often suggested by funders recognizing the abundance of nonprofit organizations doing similar work in a community, and equally feared by nonprofit leaders doing that work. Over the last few years, mergers have become a hot topic in the philanthropic world, bringing both their negative connotation of failure, as well as … Continued

Access to Camp Combats Summer Learning Loss

Summer vacation is supposed to be a relaxing, idyllic time away from school for students.  But the reality for many low-income children is a summer with too little stimulation and lack of access to enriching summer activities. That reality leads to the phenomenon commonly known as summer learning loss: Many … Continued

Equity through Arts: Justice Theater Project

The following is an interview with Melissa Zeph (MZ), managing director and Deb Royals (D), artistic director, of The Justice Theater Project conducted by Meg Buckingham (M), senior marketing & communications officer for the Foundation.   M: can you tell me a little more about The Justice Theater Project, and … Continued

Arts nonprofits aim to increase access

Art of Cool Project, a Durham nonprofit formed in 2011 to provide jazz and build an audience for it, wants a physical home and a way to expand its audience, build its donor base and find corporate sponsors. American Dance Festival, which also is in Durham and is celebrating its … Continued