Grants Overview

Grants Overview

Our work fulfills the visionary genius and legacy of our founder James B. Duke. We apply our resources by underwriting effective practices and proven programs with a documented record of success, by supporting innovative solutions to widespread problems and by funding systems and facilities that strengthen organizations.

    We work through select North Carolina and South Carolina organizations to:

    In 2019, The Duke Endowment distributed $156.1 million through 421 grants, some of which were approved in previous years; 184 new grants were approved, totaling nearly $185.7 million, some of which will be paid in future years.


    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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