North Carolina Network of Grantmakers

Trustees of The Duke Endowment have approved the first round of 2013 grants, given to organizations in North Carolina and South Carolina focusing on Child Care, Health Care, Higher Education and rural United Methodist churches. Read more.

Philanthropy Journal

The Catawba County Child Wellbeing Project, a pilot program in North Carolina, is shifting the way the child welfare system serves children and families. Read more.  

The Herald-Sun

The Duke Endowment has committed $5 million to the Duke University School of Law to support the operations of its Center for Judicial Studies.  Read more

The Seattle Times

EMTs and paramedics are governed by rules that vary widely by city and state. Their wages differ widely as well. Read the full article.

The Herald-Sun

A new grant from The Duke Endowment will continue the Clergy Health Initiative, a program that works to improve and study the health of United Methodist clergy in North Carolina. Read the full article.

Winston-Salem Journal

Founded in 2006, Hope Homes of Davie County is a faith-based organization based in Mocksville, N.C., that helps provide affordable housing for the community. With support from The Duke Endowment, the nonprofit is about to build more homes – and new lives – for families in need. Read the full article.


New Hanover Regional Medical Center in Wilmington, N.C., is the state’s first hospital to earn all three “gold” awards offered by a group focused on the health of hospital employees. NC Prevention Partners, with support from The Duke Endowment, recognized NHRMC for establishing “a culture of wellness.” Read the full article.

PBS NewsHour: Judy’s Notebook

A pilot project in North Carolina aims to improve the literacy of children who live in rural areas. Developed by Chantalle Carles, a Fellow at The Duke Endowment, the Ubuntu Academy will help prevent the “summer slide” that’s common to disadvantaged elementary students. Read the full article.


Mills River United Methodist Church opened its fellowship hall six years ago to serve senior citizens who might need a nutritious meal and time with friends. Read the full article.


Before the Rev. Dusty Sprouse became a Thriving Rural Communities Fellow at Duke Divinity School, his life took many detours. Read the full article.