Apply for a Child & Family Well-Being Grant

Apply for a Child & Family Well-Being Grant

The Duke Endowment has introduced a new pre-application process for the Child and Family Well-Being program area. It consists of several questions, which will help confirm your eligibility and guide you to one of two areas of work, Prevention and Early Intervention for At-Risk Children and Out-of-Home Care. 

Pre-Application Deadlines

The deadlines for the pre-applications are June 15 and December 15.    

Within 30 days of receiving your pre-application, The Duke Endowment will either invite you to submit an application for the upcoming grant cycle, or inform you that your project does not align with current priorities, thereby concluding the process.

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Eligibility for Child & Family Well-Being Grants

Child and Family Well-Being works through accredited organizations and other nonprofit groups in North Carolina and South Carolina. 

Areas of Work

Within Child and Family Well-Being, we focus our work in two main areas:

Prevention and Early Intervention for At-Risk Children

Programs that focus on replicating evidence-based programs, (such as Incredible Years, or Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy) and building North Carolina and South Carolina’s capacity to implement evidence-based models.

Search our current Prevention and Early Intervention for At-Risk Children grantees.

Out-Of-Home Care

Programs that help the child welfare system improve well-being through better assessment and the exclusive use of high quality providers that offer a range of services during and after care.

Search our current Out-Of-Home Care grantees.

Funding Categories 

Our funding is divided into three broad categories.

Replicating success grants reflect the value we place on proven programs and effective practices. Proven programs are those with at least two randomized control trials with results demonstrating effectiveness that have been replicated in a real-world setting.

Effective practices are all other programs whose evidence of effectiveness consists of only one randomized control trial, comparison group data, pre- and post-test results or other types of data.

As we work to address persistent social problems, expand individual opportunity and provide essential support, we value established approaches with clear records of success and replicable models, including:

  • Multisystemic Therapy (MST)
  • Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT)
  • Positive Parenting Program (Triple-P)
  • Strengthening Families
  • The Incredible Years
  • Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT)

Other proven approaches will be considered as well.

Strengthening organizations grants reflect our commitment to building the infrastructure of effective organizations and institutions. In our efforts to improve facilities, systems, management and operations, we are particularly interested in supporting opportunities that show great promise for long-term gains.

Advancing innovation grants reflect our investment in projects that advance innovation when high-achieving, successful models are lacking.

Areas of Work

  • Prevention and early intervention for at-risk children

    To equip children and families with skills to ensure that children reach developmental milestones to lead successful lives.

  • Out-of-home care for youth

    To drive child welfare systems toward greater accountability for child well-being.

  • Quality and safety of health care

    Improving the quality and safety of health care delivery

  • Access to health care

    Improving health by increasing access to comprehensive care

  • Prevention

    Expanding programs to promote health and prevent disease

  • Academic excellence

    Enhancing academic excellence through program and campus development

  • Educational access and success

    Increasing educational access and supporting a learning environment that promotes achievement

  • Campus and community engagement

    Promoting a culture of service, collaboration and engagement among schools and communities

  • Rural church development

    Building the infrastructure and capacity of United Methodist churches to enhance ministry and mission

  • Clergy leadership

    Strengthening United Methodist churches by improving the quality and effectiveness of church leadership

  • Congregational outreach

    Engaging United Methodist congregations in programs that serve their communities