At Triangle Community Foundation we work with dedicated donors and strong nonprofits to guide gifts in a strategic way that fills in gaps, reduces inequities, and solves the region’s most pressing issues.

Founded in 1983 with an initial gift of $1,000 from Dr. George Hitchings, today the Foundation has over 40 years of experience helping to build a more vibrant community. By listening intently to our partners and taking a broad view, we are uniquely positioned to identify challenges, support the most important needs, and shape a brighter future for generations to come.

Did you know?

We manage over
in assets with a long-term investment strategy
We steward over
philanthropic funds, ranging in size and donor-driven initiatives
By partnering with our donors, we invested more than
to support nonprofit organizations and provide scholarships for individuals
of charitable grants stayed in North Carolina
of charitable grants stayed in the Triangle

Triangle Community Foundation was established in 1983 with a single gift of $1,000 by Dr. George Hitchings.

We define the Triangle as these four counties: Durham, Chatham, Orange, and Wake counties.

Over $11 million has been invested in our impact areas (Cultural Arts, Sustainable Communities, Capacity Building, and Education & Youth) through Fund for the Triangle since 2013.

Financial data as of June 30, 2023


A vibrant Triangle that works together to ensure everyone thrives.


We inspire and mobilize giving, leadership, and action.

Our Values

We value community.

We are passionate about our region, we honor the diverse strengths, needs, voices, and backgrounds of all people in the Triangle, and we encourage collaboration, collective giving, and strive for togetherness.

We value equity.

We strive for equity and focus on people who are marginalized in our region, we listen and learn with our community about the strengths and challenges here, and we recognize the importance of addressing immediate needs and structural barriers.

We value leadership.

We embrace our role in tackling challenging issues that face our region, we invest in building strong, resilient leaders that reflect our community, and we use innovative approaches to activate resources and make a difference.

We value legacy.

We commit to the lasting impact we are making today and for generations to come, we honor the gifts left by visionary and forward-thinking donors in our region and we encourage multi-generational giving, and we develop long-term, authentic relationships with all our partners.

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