Welcome Grantees

Welcome Grantees

Every day, grantees of The Duke Endowment address needs and solve challenges to improve lives in North Carolina and South Carolina. This section of our website will help you:

Pre-Application Deadlines

  • Child and Family Well-Being: June 15 and December 15. 
  • Health Care: June 15 and December 15.
  • Rural Church: May 10 and November 5.
  • Higher EducationStaff in the Higher Education program area works with the four eligible grantees to determine when grant requests may be submitted. Typically the Endowment's Trustees consider new requests from these schools two to three times per year.

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

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