Our Giving Together program increases impact by pooling Foundation and donor resources to support strong organizations and collaborations making a difference in our community. By encouraging collective giving with our generous fundholders for critical issues, we can better support a strong ecosystem of nonprofit organizations in the Triangle. The nonprofit partners highlighted through Giving Together are doing critical work in our community helping people in need, and we believe in them.

Current Initiative: Fund for the Triangle

Triangle Community Foundation has focused almost exclusively on support for our Fund for the Triangle since the COVID-19 pandemic reached our region last March, and because of that we have been able to provide over 120 unrestricted grants totaling over $1.4M in additional funding for our Impact Areas and in quick response to pressing needs affecting our region.

Our community needs this level of support to continue. And to do that – we need your help. The response and trust from donors over the last year has been overwhelming and gratifying, because it has reflected our commitment to be a valuable resource this community and our belief that our donors care deeply about making the Triangle better for all of our residents. We are slowly finding a new normal, but of course a full recovery and all that will mean is still a long way off. As we begin this spring’s Giving Together campaign, we are asking you to join us and your peers in making a collective gift to our Fund for the Triangle, so that we can continue the important work we’ve begun.

We are thrilled to announce that thanks to the generosity of a group of lead donors, the Foundation has established a matching gift pool of $75,000 for this effort and our goal is to double this amount by June 30th.

Throughout the campaign, we’ll be sharing more information about our Impact Areas so that you can learn about the work we are doing in the community, who our nonprofit partners are, and the impact your gift could make. You may also choose to join us on June 23 for a virtual gathering with our staff to learn more by registering here. If at any time before June 30 you wish to participate, we encourage you to make a grant from your fund to Fund for the Triangle or contact our Donor Services team for assistance.

Thank you for considering this collective giving opportunity! We are so grateful for the support of our donors as we strive to ensure a Triangle where everyone can thrive.

Past Initiatives

Educated & Empowered Youth Fall/Winter 2020

Total granted after the Foundation’s contribution: $29,750

This funding was granted to youth-serving nonprofits, scholarships for postsecondary education, financial assistance for scholarship recipients for non-tuition costs, and hosting a youth intern to build job skills and capacity.

Innovation Award: 2017

Total raised from generous donors: $24,000| Total granted after the Foundation’s contribution: $49,000. Five finalists competed for the 2017 Innovation Award, with Bridge Builders winning the $25,000 grant.

Durham Waste Revolution | Preservation Equity | UpCycle to Break the Cycle | Chatham Senior Games Training Program | Bridge Builders

Youth Literacy: 2016

Total raised from generous donors: $45,000 | Total granted after the Foundation’s contribution: $90,000

This funding was granted to nine of our past youth literacy partners: Book Harvest | Communities In Schools of Wake County | The Hill Center | Kidznotes | Learning Together | Marbles Kids Museum | Read and Feed | WakeEd Partnership | YMCA of the Triangle