Triangle Funders Jointly Support Stabilizing Nonprofits

Triangle Capacity-Building Network announces a new funding opportunity in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The network of local funders is making available $290,000 for general operating support grants of up to $10,000 per organization. Eligible organizations must be Triangle-based and serving Chatham, Durham, Orange and/or Wake Counties and have a budget of $100,000 to $5 million. Prioritization will be given to organizations led by and serving people of color.

Kellan Moore, John Rex Endowment president and CEO said, “Our community is feeling the impact of this pandemic in a variety of ways, today and for many tomorrows. Increasingly high numbers of people will continue to depend on nonprofits for critical services and care that are necessary for everyday living. It’s our collective responsibility to reinforce the infrastructure of these organizations in order that they are positioned long-term to support our friends and neighbors to live healthy lives.”

The Triangle Capacity-Building Network began in 2014 as a group of funders who were intent on identifying opportunities that supported nonprofits’ abilities to be successful in delivering their missions. The Network brings together Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina Foundation, Fidelity Charitable Trustees’ Initiative, John Rex Endowment, Oak Foundation, The Mary Duke Biddle Foundation, and Triangle Community Foundation, with other regional funders and nonprofit consultants also participating. In 2019, the Network made nine inaugural grants, totaling $150,000, focusing on organizations led by people of color and the communities they serve.