Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

Am I eligible for a Health Care grant from The Duke Endowment?

For eligibility and application process information, please select Apply for a Grant from the sidebar buttons to the right.

Why does the Endowment only support programs in North Carolina and South Carolina?

We exist to fulfill the legacy of North Carolina industrialist and philanthropist James B. Duke. All grantmaking at the Endowment is guided by an Indenture of Trust (pdf), in which James B. Duke set forth specific funding guidelines that focused on children, rural churches, health care and higher education in the Carolinas. While our trustees have full discretion over year-to-year disbursements, all grants must be made in accord with the wishes of Mr. Duke that they support lives and communities in North Carolina and South Carolina.


Have questions about the Endowment’s new Zero to Eight emphasis? Find answers here.