Poverty cannot be simplified as a direct consequence of a lack of affordable housing, little education, or poor health. Instead, it should be viewed with a broader outlook that considers the unique challenges and inequities of the families and individuals most in need. Certain populations are more likely to experience poverty, including people of color, families headed by single women, and people living with a disability. Expanding access to resources for those experiencing poverty can ensure their long-term success.
Featured Story: Care for all: Vidas De Esperanza
We all want to go to the doctor when we’re sick, injured, or for regular checkups, but not everyone has access to medical care due to resources, lack of access to healthcare, or circumstances. It was with this in mind that Vidas De Esperanza, a local nonprofit health clinic, was founded.
Episode 3: Supporting Families Ineligible for Federal Aid During COVID-19
The COVID-19 pandemic has illuminated and deepened inequities that already existed in our community. Federal and state laws disqualified undocumented residents, agricultural workers, and others in our community from receiving this spring's stimulus checks, continued unemployment benefits, and additional resources.
2019 Partners & Programs
The following list of nonprofit organizations represent the partner grantees of the Foundation in conjunction with our focus areas; fundholders are not limited to granting to these organizations.
- Chapel Hill Carrboro Meals on Wheels
- Chatham Outreach Alliance
- Community Success Initiative/ Communities In Partnership
- Durham Community Land Trustees
- El Futuro
- Families Moving Forward
- The Hope Center at Pullen, Inc.
- Inter-Faith Council for Social Service
- The LGBTQ Center of Durham, Inc.
- The Marian Cheek Jackson Center
- PLM Families Together, Inc.
- Rebuilding Together of the Triangle
- Refugee Community Partnership
- Western Wake Crisis Ministry