Throughout the coronavirus pandemic, we will use this page to provide information and updates regarding The Duke Endowment’s response in the Carolinas. This crisis poses new challenges, but our work continues uninterrupted.
In May, the Endowment awarded a $3.5 million grant to Feeding the Carolinas, a network of 10 food banks serving more than 3,700 charitable agencies in North Carolina and South Carolina. The funding will help food banks meet increased demand as a result of COVID-19. Read more in the news release.
In late March, Endowment Trustees approved $2.5 million in funding to support Carolinians impacted by the coronavirus crisis. Initial grants of $1.25 million each to the North Carolina Healthcare Foundation and to One SC are helping statewide efforts focused on access to vital health care and sustaining social supports as unemployment rises. Read more in the news release.
From our President
Since its founding in 1924, The Duke Endowment has worked with high quality organizations across North Carolina and South Carolina to safeguard children, strengthen health care, bolster education and fortify spiritual life. In this rapidly changing world, one thing won’t change: Our commitment to the Carolinas and the people who live here.
In this Q & A, read more about our grant to Feeding the Carolinas.
Read this blog post for an encouraging message to grantees and partners.
Supporting our Communities
The Endowment is grateful for our grantees and partners who are working on the front lines of this crisis. We are privileged to support them and the communities they serve.
How to Help Families During Social Distancing
A leading child advocate addresses what it will take to support children, families and communities during the COVID-19 crisis.
One SC Fund
The One SC Fund: COVID-19 Response is a partnership between SC Grantmakers Network, Together SC and the United Way Association of SC. The funds will be held at Central Carolina Community Foundation.
Fill the Gap Response Fund
The North Carolina Healthcare Foundation has created the COVID-19 Fill the Gap Response Fund to partner with private philanthropy, corporate partners and major gift donors to meet critical needs of organizations across North Carolina.