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