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.

Juneteenth | Ways to Engage in the Community

Juneteenth, celebrated on June 19th, marks the historic day in 1865 when the last enslaved people in the United States were informed of their freedom, more than two years after the Emancipation Proclamation. Since that time, June 19th has become…

June is Pride Month | Find an Event Around the Triangle

  The diversity of our region strengthens our community all year long, and this month Triangle Community Foundation is thrilled to celebrate Pride! We are dedicated to fostering a more vibrant community where everyone is seen, heard, and valued. We…

Charitable Giving Options from an IRA

Triangle Community Foundation truly appreciates our partnerships with the many accountants, attorneys, and financial advisors who recommend the Foundation as a philanthropic partner for their clients. Many referrals we receive from professional advisors are from clients interested in opening a…

Homelessness in the Triangle

On April 23rd, a tent encampment located on a state-owned lot in Raleigh at the intersection of Highways 401 and U.S. 70 was cleared by police. While notice was given to individuals living at the encampment and residents primarily left…

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…

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Come join our team! 🎉 The Foundation is looking for the next Shannon St. John (SSJ) Philanthropy Fellow. This two-y… https://t.co/aNAE8DqF9N
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