Who We Are

Triangle Capacity-Building Network is comprised of a growing collection of local funders, focused on disrupting the status quo, changing the narrative, and doing things differently in the nonprofit sector and the community it serves.

Network Funders include:

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina Foundation
John Rex Endowment
Oak Foundation
The Mary Duke Biddle Foundation
Triangle Community Foundation; through the Fund for the Triangle
*other regional funders and nonprofit consultants also participate as needed

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We're Working To

Champion organizations that are ready to work on their internal processes, procedures, plans, and people, in order to thrive. 

Focus on organizations led by and serving black and brown people that have traditionally been excluded or overlooked by power structures and funding cycles.

Our Research

Since the Network’s creation in 2014, we have commissioned research, engaged nonprofits in conversations about capacity building, and built a strategic direction with a desired outcome of creating strong nonprofits in the Triangle region of North Carolina.

One key metric that the research and discussion showed is the fact that area nonprofit leadership is predominately white led, a statistic that hasn’t changed much in the last ten years and isn’t reflective of the clients and communities served. This was a challenge that the Network is addressing. Because of this, the group targeted their inaugural funding to organizations led by and serving black and brown people that have traditionally been excluded or overlooked by power structures and funding cycles.

2021 Partners & Programs

The following list of nonprofit organizations represent the partner grantees of the Triangle Capacity-Building Network.

Triangle Capacity Building Network Awards $312,000 in Capacity Building Grants to Local Nonprofits Led by and Serving People of Color

May 2021: Triangle Capacity Building Network, comprised of a collaborative of local funders, has awarded $312,000 in capacity building grants as part of their continued commitment to the nonprofit ecosystem in the region. These grants, ranging between $10,000 -$15,000 and awarded to 24 local organizations, prioritize nonprofits led by and serving people of color. The grants will support staff and leadership’s ability to invest in an organizational capacity- building project that will allow their organization to better serve the community. Read more here.