Stories

Storytelling is such an important part of our community, and we work hard to amplify voices that represent those who care deeply about the Triangle and those who work hard to make it a better place for everyone.

Statement on Supreme Court’s Affirmative Action Decision

Yesterday’s Supreme Court decision that race-conscious admissions policies violate the Fourteenth Amendment to the Constitution will have far-reaching effects on the student population at universities in the Triangle and across the country. While we are still gathering information on the…

Honor and Celebrate Juneteenth

June 19, 1865 marks the day when the last enslaved people in the United States learned they were free. Although the institution of slavery is no longer present in our country, violence, discrimination, and racial inequities persist for the Black…

Demographics of the Foundation

As a result of our internal reflection over the last few years (informed by our 2017 Strategic Roadmap), the Foundation decided to model the transparency we ask of our grantees.  Simultaneously, as a community foundation, our primary focus is to…

Celebrate Pride Month

  The diversity of our region makes our community stronger year-round, and the Foundation is excited to celebrate Pride Month this June. We are committed to building a more vibrant community – one where everyone feels seen, heard, and valued.…

The Power of Giving Circles

By Natalia Siegel, Senior Donor Engagement Officer In a recent article in Triangle Business Journal, Foundation President & CEO Lori O’Keefe spoke about the power and importance of collective giving, and how community is supported and nourished by many people…

The Case for Unrestricted Grantmaking

By Natalia Siegel, Senior Donor Engagement OfficerIn philanthropy, there are several different ways one can grant money to an organization, and they range from rigid requirements to no strings attached. While we understand why donors may prefer to dictate…

Building Capacity in the Triangle

Building Capacity in the Triangle: An Interview with Tanaya Suddreth Lynch Black Philanthropy Month is celebrated each August to highlight the importance of investing in Black philanthropy, leadership, and funding equity. Triangle Capacity Building Network (TCBN), a funder collaborative currently

A Better World

Today’s investors are changing the way the market is shaped based on what they want the world to look like, and for good reason. The trend in savvy investing as a way of advocacy by focusing on environmental impact, sustainable…

Giving Differently in 2021

This article ran in the Triangle Business Journal in January 2021, as a part of the A Better World series.   At the start of each new year, it is human nature to assess the past and attempt a clean…

A message from the Board of Directors…

Good afternoon beloved community, I have deeply reflected on the last few months of the COVID-19 pandemic and the recent, yet not unique tragedies of indisputable violence against the Black community. We know many of our black, indigenous, and people…

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