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.
- Expand opportunities for vulnerable children
- Improve access to quality health care
- Increase access to exceptional higher education opportunities
- Support rural United Methodist churches, their leaders and the communities they serve
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.