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Juneteenth | Ways to Engage in the Community

Juneteenth, celebrated on June 19th, marks the historic day in 1865 when the last enslaved people in the United States were informed of their freedom, more than two years after the Emancipation Proclamation. Since that time, June 19th has become…

June is Pride Month | Find an Event Around the Triangle

  The diversity of our region strengthens our community all year long, and this month Triangle Community Foundation is thrilled to celebrate Pride! We are dedicated to fostering a more vibrant community where everyone is seen, heard, and valued. We…

August is Make a Will Month

Did you know only one-third of individuals in the United States have a will? In recent years, the month of August has been set aside as the annual reminder of the power of planned giving and to ensure your will…

Honor and Celebrate Juneteenth

June 19, 1865 marks the day when the last enslaved people in the United States learned they were free. Although the institution of slavery is no longer present in our country, violence, discrimination, and racial inequities persist for the Black…

Celebrate Pride Month

  The diversity of our region makes our community stronger year-round, and the Foundation is excited to celebrate Pride Month this June. We are committed to building a more vibrant community – one where everyone feels seen, heard, and valued.…

The Power of Giving Circles

By Natalia Siegel, Senior Donor Engagement Officer In a recent article in Triangle Business Journal, Foundation President & CEO Lori O’Keefe spoke about the power and importance of collective giving, and how community is supported and nourished by many people…

The Case for Unrestricted Grantmaking

By Natalia Siegel, Senior Donor Engagement OfficerIn philanthropy, there are several different ways one can grant money to an organization, and they range from rigid requirements to no strings attached. While we understand why donors may prefer to dictate…

Building Capacity in the Triangle

Building Capacity in the Triangle: An Interview with Tanaya Suddreth Lynch Black Philanthropy Month is celebrated each August to highlight the importance of investing in Black philanthropy, leadership, and funding equity. Triangle Capacity Building Network (TCBN), a funder collaborative currently

Responsive Grantmaking Fills a Gap

By Sarah Battersby, Senior Program Officer for Education Initiatives Over the past few years, our Community Engagement team has worked hard to budget and plan for shifting many of our discretionary grants to what the nonprofit writer Vu Le calls…

A Better World

Today’s investors are changing the way the market is shaped based on what they want the world to look like, and for good reason. The trend in savvy investing as a way of advocacy by focusing on environmental impact, sustainable…