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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Subject: Billions to Fight Poverty; Funds for Racial Justice; Giving Is Strong but Uneven
Foundation: Duke Endowment

What sets it apart from other philanthropic work, say experts, is that it is ... Associated Press exploring racial justice and equity efforts in...more

The new new thing in philanthropy? Cash.
Foundation:, Duke Endowment, Johnson Foundation, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Druckenmiller Foundation

This is smart because government dollars dwarf the available philanthropic resources. The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, for its part, has...more

Carolina Caring awarded grant for pediatric program
Foundation: Duke Endowment

HICKORY — Carolina Caring has been awarded a $700,000 grant from The Duke Endowment to help fund Cardinal Kids, its...more

Foundation: Duke Endowment

A new planning grant was awarded to Guilford County Public Health ... The Blue Cross Foundation grants are part of a multi-year...more

Duke Counts $507 Million in Private Donations in Last Fiscal Year
Foundation: Duke Endowment

Gifts and grants for research totaled $201 million, representing the largest funded area of private philanthropy. ... “Duke's network of donors, parents and friends are the key to driving Duke's...more

Conway Medical Center working to alleviate physician shortage in Horry County with new ...
Foundation: Duke Endowment

This grant will assist in the development of a new residency program in partnership with the Campbell University School of Osteopathic Medicine...more

One hundred years in a rural clinic
Foundation: Duke Endowment

Piedmont Health received a grant from the Duke Endowment and bought the practice in 2002, according to Samuel Scott. Linda Miles...more

Duke grant to fund reading program
Foundation: Duke Endowment

“We will have a master teacher and a teacher assistant in each classroom that will have many years of experience working with children with...more

MDC Launches Passing Gear Philanthropy Institute to Reshape Southern Philanthropy
Foundation: Marguerite Casey Foundation, Marguerite Casey Foundation, Mary Reynolds Babcock Foundation, Duke Endowment, Ford Foundation, Kresge Foundation

Family foundations have long been a philanthropic mainstay on the Southern landscape, making pathbreaking investments to advance a region...more

Church receives literacy grant
Foundation: Duke Endowment

The $129,000 grant will cover $43,000 of expenses for the initiative for each of the ... to be able to offer this program and help make a difference in a child's life. ... “The grant money will...more

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Senay Ataselim-Yilmaz, Chief Operating Officer, Turkish Philanthropy Funds, writes that philanthropy often solves the very problems that stems from market failure. Some social issues, however,  cannot be tackled by questioning the return on investment.

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