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Grants to North Carolina Nonprofits for Programs
that Reduce Poverty in the Triangle Region

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Triangle Community Foundation

Conf. Date:


Deadline Date:

09/03/19 11:59 PM


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Grants of $20,000 and grants of $40,000 to North Carolina nonprofit organizations to address the impact of poverty in Durham, Chatham, Orange, and Wake counties. Funding is intended for requests that align with the following focus areas: housing, health, employment, and other related issues that are critical to a thriving community. Priority is given to organizations working with populations most likely to experience poverty in the Triangle, including people of color, families headed by single women, LGBTQ+ community, seniors, and/or people living with a disability.

The core issue areas for this funding cycle include housing, employment, and health. However, the Foundation recognizes that there are adjacent issues that are critical to helping create healthy communities where everyone can thrive and are open to funding requests that target these other issues.

  • Housing: Connecting people to safe, permanent housing that is affordable to them
  • Employment: Providing access to jobs that provide family-sustaining wages, benefits, and good working conditions
  • Health: Improving health outcomes through access to medical care and/or impacting social determinants of health
  • Other: Adjacent issues such as food security, transportation, child care, and others that are critical to a thriving community

The Foundation intends for funding to be flexible and can be requested for the following types of support:

  • General operating funding
  • Project/Program funding:
    • Seed funding for pilot projects or demonstration programs that seek to find innovative solutions to complex problems
    • Ongoing programs or projects that provide much-needed services
    • Infrastructure / operational investments that support new construction, renovation, purchase of property, and/or new technology systems
    • Planning and engagement to support a planning process and/or community engagement effort

Collaborative proposals in which grant funding is allocated to multiple partners are welcome.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 186581

Estimated Size of Grant:

Organizations may apply at either the $20,000, or $40,000 funding level.

Term of Contract:

Funding will be split over two years.
Grant Period: December 1, 2019 – November 30, 2021

Additional Eligibility Criteria:


- The Foundation invites 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations based in Chatham, Durham, Orange and Wake counties to apply. Religious congregations, governmental agencies, and organizations operating under fiscal sponsorship of a tax-exempt nonprofit are eligible to apply when collaborating with a 501(c)(3) that meets all other criteria.
- Organizations must meet the Foundation’s non-discrimination policy.
- Only one application per organization, per grant program, will be considered.

The Foundation will not consider funding for deficit or debt financing, grants solely for the purpose of re-granting, or grants to individuals.

Pre-proposal Conference:

Information Sessions

Program staff will offer two information sessions, in person and one webinar, which will be recorded and posted on the URL for Full Text link. Please sign up if you plan to attend either one.

- August 12th from 1:00 – 2:30 pm [Register Here – In Person:]
- August 15th, 2019 from 9 – 10:30 am [Register Here – Webinar:]

Pre-Application Information:

Important Dates:

- Call for proposals open Tuesday, July 23rd
- Application Deadline: Tuesday, September 3rd at 11:59pm
- Site Visits: October 2019
- Grantees Announced: November 2019
- Grant Period: December 1, 2019 – November 30, 2021
- Interim Reports/Site Visits: June – August 2020
- Final Grant Report: January 2022

Organizations requesting funding that is more than 25% of their annual operating budget must contact the Foundation before submitting a proposal.

Over the course of the grant period, the Foundation intends to coordinate learning and networking opportunities for grantees. These events and activities will be tailored to the grantee cohort. Participation will be encouraged, but not mandated.

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Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Online Grant Application Portal:

Sarah Guidi
Program Officer
Phone 919.474.8370 ext: 4014

Ebony West
Programs & Engagement Associate
Phone 919.474.8370 ext: 4005

Triangle Community Foundation
PO Box 12729 Durham, NC 27709
800 Park Offices Dr, Suite 201, Research Triangle Park, NC 27709

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