Press / Media

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New Sustainable Communities Program Will Address Climate Change Impacts and Economic Inequities in the Triangle

Triangle Community Foundation recently unveiled an updated Impact Area, Sustainable Communities, which they believe to be more reflective of community needs. Learn more here.

Financial Report

Published every winter, our Financial Report includes information on funds, gifts, and grants, from the previous fiscal year, including Fund for the Triangle.

Triangle Community Foundation Awards $280,000 to 28 Local Nonprofit Organizations Focused on Education & Youth

Triangle Community Foundation has awarded $280,000 to 28 local nonprofit organizations as part of their Education and Youth Impact Area. Each organization will receive $10,000 in general operating funds to support their work with youth ages 5-24 in the community in 2021. Learn more here.

$100,000 Grant Awarded to Dress for Success Triangle as Part of Triangle Community Foundation’s Women THRIVE project.

Triangle Community Foundation has announced a $100,000 grant, awarded to local nonprofit organization Dress for Success Triangle, as part of their Women THRIVE project, to begin the implementation of a pilot program that focuses on workforce development for low-income single mothers in SE Raleigh and East Durham. This funding supports the program’s commitment to partnership with Triangle-area organizations providing critical services to low-income women, and will support current and new programming, evaluation, and technology adaptation during the COVID-19 pandemic. Read more here.

Impact Report: How the COVID-19 Pandemic Changed our Philanthropy

We are a community and over the last seven months
we have faced so much together. Everything we knew
changed when the COVID-19 pandemic struck our
region and while it is easy to focus on what we’ve lost,
there is so much we have done together that should
be celebrated. Read more here.

Triangle Community Foundation’s Conservation Transaction Program Awards Two New Grants, Bringing Total Conserved Acres Supported to 267 since 2015

Triangle Community Foundation has announced two new grants through its land conservation transaction program, bringing the total of conserved land the Foundation has helped conserve to 267 acres since 2015. The two most recent projects collectively received over $32,000 in funding to support vital conservation in the region. Read more here.

Triangle Community Foundation Awards $90,000 in General Operating Support Grants to 13 Local Arts & Culture Organizations

Triangle Community Foundation has announced 13 inaugural grant partners in their recently re-launched Arts & Culture impact area. This group of grantee partners collectively received $90,000 in general operating support, responding to a need for flexible funding, particularly as arts organizations are facing unique challenges due to COVID-19. Read more here.

Orange County Arts Support Fund provides relief to local artists amid pandemic

The Orange County Arts Commission announced a third round of emergency relief grants on Aug. 19, totaling $16,400 in financial assistance to various local artists and organizations as a part of the Orange County Arts Support Fund. Read more here.

CAARE funds still available to Chatham artists and arts-workers

 CAARE seeks to help with basic financial needs for artists and arts-workers like providing money to buy groceries, to pay for heart meds, to pay rent. CAARE was created with initial seed money generously granted by Manbites Dog Theater Fund, and a substantial boost to sustain the fund by Triangle Community Foundation. So far, we’ve distributed more than $10,000 to artists in need. Read more here.

Recognizing our Vice President of Community Engagement, Jess Aylor, for her contributions over the past 13 years

After nearly 13 years with Triangle Community Foundation, Jessica Aylor has announced she will be transitioning out of her role as Vice President of Community Engagement. The Foundation was fortunate to have Jess as a part of the Leadership Team, overseeing many exciting evolutions of our programming while at the Foundation. Read more here.

50 More Ways the Triangle has Given Back during COVID-19

“The philanthropic organization, Triangle Community Foundation (TCF), began about 40 years ago with merely $1,000 and a mission to see everyone in the Triangle thrive–since March 1, it has raised more than $5 million in donor-directed grants for hundreds of nonprofits throughout the region, and $450,000 in unrestricted dollars.” Read more about the Foundation and region’s COVID response in this Walter Magazine story from July.

Triangle Capacity-Building Network Awards $290,000 in COVID-19 Stabilization Grants for Local Nonprofits Led by and Serving People of Color

Triangle Capacity-Building Network, comprised of a collection of local funders, has awarded $290,000 in new general operating support grants as part of their phase two response to the COVID-19 pandemic. These grants of $10,000, awarded to 29 local organizations, prioritize nonprofits led by and serving people of color. The general operating grants will support staff and leadership’s ability to change business models as well as provide for technical upgrades in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Read more here.

‘Solidarity Fund’ aids nearly 200 Chatham families

“Triangle Community Foundation — which serves four counties, Chatham included — contributed $14,200 to the Solidarity Fund as part of its COVID-19 response funding. The foundation also spread the word to their donor families, who gave another $20,000 through the foundation’s donor-advised funds.” Read more in the Chatham News + Record’s article from July 3, 2020.

Triangle Community Foundation, others provide coronavirus relief funds to local nonprofits

Published in the News & Observer on April 15, 2020. “Triangle Community Foundation, with the help of its fundholders, made $3.09 million in grants in the month of March to local nonprofits, mainly for COVID-19 relief.”

Read the article, part of the paper’s free coronavirus coverage, here.

15 Local Nonprofit Organizations Addressing Poverty Funded as Collective Giving Challenge Exceeds Goal; $400,000 Granted Over Two Years

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Make a Difference Magazine | Fall 2019

This Fall 2019 issue of our biannual magazine included the following stories:

Banding Together for the Trees, What Matters: Past, Present, and Future; Giving Your Time: Why Serve on a Nonprofit Board, and much more.

Triangle Community Foundation announces the addition of two new members to its Board of Directors, as well as a new Board Chair

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Nonprofits in the Triangle

As the region’s largest philanthropic funder, we are committed to understanding the needs of our region, of our nonprofits, and any gaps in service that are making it challenging for everyone to thrive. This report is a baseline for understanding the nonprofit sector in the Triangle, intended to spark conversation.

Triangle Capacity-Building Network announces 9 inaugural grantees, focusing on funding organizations led by people of color and the communities they serve

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Donors join together with Triangle Community Foundation to raise $285,000 for 15 innovative projects addressing environmental conservation

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Make A Difference Magazine | Spring 2019

This Spring 2019 issue of our biannual magazine included the following stories:

The Impact of Community-Based Change, a Deep Dive into East Durham Children’s Initiative and Board Chair, Barker French; What Matters: A Thriving Community; A Legacy of Giving; Tips for Family Philanthropy and Cross-Generational Giving and much more.

Invest in the Triangle Report

This report was published in September 2018 on the impact of our Fund for the Triangle and Our Focus on Community Development, Youth Literacy, Cultural Arts, and the Environment since the fund and program’s inception in 2013.

Strategic Roadmap

In the fall of 2017, our Board of Directors approved a new strategic roadmap for the Foundation. Standing on the shoulders of those who built this organization, we recognize that there is an urgency for more – a stronger commitment to digging deeper and working with donors, nonprofits, and the community to make our region great, and we can’t afford to ignore this urgency. Read about where we’re going and join us in the journey!