Grants $250,000 to Support Community Impact in the Triangle Grants $250,000 to Support Community Impact in the Triangle


Triangle Community Foundation’s 40th Anniversary Campaign Aims to Raise $1 Million

Research Triangle Park, NC: Triangle Community Foundation has received a generous grant of $250,000 from, Google’s philanthropy arm, in support of its 40th Anniversary campaign to raise $1 million for Fund for the Triangle, the Foundation’s flexible fund that dedicates resources to organizations and issues that are most pressing in the Triangle.


“We are grateful to call a partner in this campaign and in this work,” said Lori O’Keefe, President & CEO of the Foundation. “Fund for the Triangle was created to quickly deploy resources to challenges and opportunities in the region, and this $250,000 gift will help us make substantial gains in our ability to respond quickly, directing funding to nonprofits poised to make a difference, whatever the situation.” focuses their funding on initiatives that include education, economic opportunity, sustainability, and arts and culture. These initiatives align well with Fund for the Triangle’s impact areas – Sustainable Communities, Cultural Arts, Education & Youth, and Capacity Building. The funds raised from this campaign will allow the Foundation to make larger grants to more local nonprofits, create stable funding for newer grant funding, and build the endowment for sustainable support in the future.

“As a longtime Triangle resident, I have seen firsthand the triumphs and challenges our region has experienced as we grow more and more into a world-class destination,” said Lilyn Hester, Google’s Head of External Affairs – Southeast and Foundation Board Director. “With our continued commitment in the region, is honored to jumpstart the lifechanging work of Triangle Community Foundation and to celebrate the organization’s 40th anniversary.”

The fundraising campaign goes through December 31, 2023. To learn more about it, click here.

About Triangle Community Foundation | Founded in 1983, Triangle Community Foundation works to build a brighter future for everyone in the Triangle region of North Carolina. By working with dedicated donors and strong nonprofits, the Foundation is able to guide gifts in strategic ways to fill in gaps, reduce inequities, and solve the region’s most pressing challenges. Learn more at

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