15 Local Nonprofit Organizations Addressing Poverty Funded as Collective Giving Challenge Exceeds Go

15 Local Nonprofit Organizations Addressing Poverty Funded as Collective Giving Challenge Exceeds Goal; $400,000 Granted Over Two Years

Donors joined together with Triangle Community Foundation throughout the fall to raise $74,250 for 15 vital nonprofits addressing poverty through the Foundation’s Giving Together program. 122 applications were received in this cycle, of which the advisory committee reviewed 60 and determined 20 finalists who got site visits. Ultimately, 15 organizations were funded at either $20k or $40k over two years, totaling $400k over two years.
The nonprofit organizations funded are the Foundation’s next group of Community Development grantee partners, and include Chapel Hill Carrboro Meals on Wheels, Chatham Outreach Alliance, Community Success Initiative/Communities in Partnership, Durham Community Land Trustees, El Futuro, Families Moving Forward, Inter-Faith Council for Social Service, Families Together, Inc., Rebuilding Together of the Triangle, Refugee Community Partnership, The Hope Center at Pullen, Inc., The LGBTQ Center of Durham, Inc., The Marian Cheek Jackson Center for Saving and Making History, Western Wake Crisis Ministry, and Wheels4Hope.

30 Foundation donors responded to the call to give collectively to support the Foundation’s Community Development partners, as a part of their Community Development impact area, which is currently piloting multi-year, general operations and program funding.

“We are thrilled to have the overwhelming support of our donors for nonprofits addressing poverty in our region,” said Sarah Guidi, Program Officer. “These organizations are doing vital work to break down structural barriers and ensure the wellbeing of our community’s residents, and we [The Foundation] are constantly seeking new and better ways to support their work.”

The Giving Together program pools Foundation and donor resources to support strong nonprofits and collaborations making a difference in the community. The Foundation believes that by bringing like-minded donors together to address local critical issues, we can maximize impact and address root causes. Giving Together is a part of the Foundation’s Fund for the Triangle, which provides permanent funding for five impact areas (the arts, capacity building, community development, education, and environmental conservation) that are addressing pressing needs now and for generations to come.

To learn about Giving Together, Fund for the Triangle, or read more about the Foundation’s impact areas, visit www.trianglecf.org.