The Duke Endowment

The Duke Endowment is a private foundation established in 1924 by James B. Duke.

James B. Duke and his family were innovative business leaders and visionary philanthropists. The foundation is considered to be his philanthropic legacy.

The Duke Endowment has worked to help people strengthen communities in North and South Carolina through nurturing children, promoting health, educating minds, and enriching spirits.

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$2,744,380,297 - 2010-12-31
$2,981,737,964 - 2006-12-31


$19,835,030 - 2010-12-31
$140,922,801 - 2006-12-31

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Recent News from Duke Endowment

Ahead of recruiting new dean, Law School receives $5 million endowment for dean chair
Foundation: Duke Endowment

Serving as dean since 2007, Levi has witnessed multiple acts of philanthropy from members of The Duke Endowment and the Duke family. Mentioning descendants of the Duke brothers whom the dean's chair...more

BUSINESS BUZZ: Sexual harassment prevention; law firm publication 'Requisite'
Foundation: Gulf Coast Community Foundation, Duke Endowment

A workshop on preventing sexual harassment in the workplace will be held Jan. 30 as part of the Gulf Coast Community Foundation's Invest in Incredible project. The project is designed to strengthen...more

The Duke Endowment awards $1699000 in grant funding to the Family Centered Treatment ...
Foundation: Duke Endowment

The Duke Endowment grant will be used to conduct a randomized control research study in North Carolina that meets the highest levels of scientific analysis. The study will examine numerous factors...more

Mental Health Providers Get Ready to Add Physical Care to Services
Foundation: Duke Endowment

Mike Lancaster described how his organization, SouthLight Healthcare in Raleigh, had a two-year grant to provide primary care to mental health patients, about a third had Medicaid, a third had...more

Furman University Receives $1 Million Grant From Rinker Foundation
Foundation: Duke Endowment

Furman University in Greenville, South Carolina, has announced a $1 million grant from the Marshall E. Rinker Sr. Foundation to provide increased financial support for student scholarships and...more

NC Universities Tapped to Combat Minority Health Disparities - North Carolina Health News
Foundation: Duke Endowment

“You have to talk about access to health care, biology, social factors and that's what this grant will entail to work collectively on all these...more

Livewell Greenville talks Community impact, new grant at annual meeting
Foundation: Duke Endowment

Livewell Greenville held their annual meeting Thursday to give feedback and talk about a new health grant from the Duke Endowment....more

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Foundation: Duke Endowment

The Duke Endowment is also the area's largest community foundation when the list is ranked by assets, with $3.4 billion. For the rest of the...more

Mission Health awarded grant from Duke Endowment for integration of behavioral health and ...
Foundation: Duke Endowment

Mission Health is the recipient of a pivotal $1.25 million grant from The Duke Endowment, a private foundation whose areas of focus include...more

New state budget includes additional funding for child advocacy centers
Foundation: Duke Endowment

At a meeting of executive directors of child advocacy centers across North ... Child Advocacy Center will be upgraded to a new database with...more

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