New Grants Program Announced
We are excited to announce a new grants program to provide funding to address the effects of COVID-19 on the youth in our community. In particular, this grant program will seek to support organizations working to help youth with learning loss, mental health, food insecurity, and technology access, while also valuing youth input and leadership in their education and community.
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.
- Autism Society of North Carolina
- Boys & Girls Club of Central Carolina
- Chatham Education Foundation
- Durham's Partnership for Children
- East Durham Children's Initiative
- Juntos - NC State University
- Learning Together
- NC Early Childhood Foundation
- Orange County Partnership for Children
- Partners for Youth Opportunity
- The White Oak Foundation Inc.
- Triangle Bikeworks
- Walltown Children's Theatre
- WAKE Up and Read
- World Relief Durham
Featured Story: Innovations and inspirations brighten a changed world
This summer, we transitioned those summer camp grants to general operating support and chose to be flexible with that funding by telling our grantees we understood if summer programming couldn’t occur. We gathered these nonprofit leaders virtually twice to check in, and instead of plans being canceled we heard of so many creative, new plans being made. The innovation we’ve seen has been truly inspiring – even more so because we know that nonprofit staffers are also juggling working from home and caring for their own families while they focus on meeting the community’s growing needs.
The Immense Impact COVID-19 has had on Students
The COVID-19 pandemic has significantly affected students in our region. From concerns over learning loss, food insecurity, and scholarship restrictions to housing and mental health factors, students of all ages have had to make unexpected changes amid an uncertain future. In episode 4 of the What Matters Video Podcast, our guests highlight some of the challenges that students have had to make, and what's still needed to ensure they can all thrive.