The Duke Endowment enriches lives and strengthens communities in North Carolina and South Carolina.

We support grantees as they nurture children, promote health, educate minds and uplift spirits

Drawing Strength

We faced a host of challenges in 2021. Even as vaccinations spread and hospitalization rates fell, the impact of COVID-19 remained devastating. Amid all the struggles, however, we at The Duke Endowment have been inspired by the will and determination countless individuals have shown to keep their families safe, their communities healthy and their organizations together.

Our Commitment to Racial Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

We are systematically reviewing our grantmaking and organizational culture through the lens of racial equity, diversity and inclusion to better understand and fight the damaging effects of historic inequities and systemic bias across our work.

Our Strategic Focus on Ages Zero to Eight 

We believe that a good beginning for children bodes well for their lives as adults and for their communities. The Endowment seeks strong starts for more children.

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Select 501(c)(3) organizations in North Carolina and South Carolina may be eligible for grants through The Duke Endowment.