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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Recent News from Duke Endowment

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

The Edna McConnell Clark Foundation's Plans for Sunsetting
Foundation: Duke Endowment, Edna McConnell Clark Foundation, Edna McConnell Clark Foundation , Hewlett Foundation

This article originally appeared in Philanthropy Daily on March 28, 2019. As a rule, we should applaud any perpetual foundation that decides to...more

Duke Endowment's $24 Million Donation Creates Scholarships
Foundation: Duke Endowment

Duke Endowment's $24 Million Donation Creates Scholarships ... The James B. Duke Scholarship Program currently awards $15,000 a year to four students ... financially supporting professor and student...more

Duke Endowment grants $24 million to Davidson College for scholarship program
Foundation: Duke Endowment

The Charlotte-based Duke Endowment on Thursday announced a $24 million grant to Davidson College that will expand a scholarship program...more

3.11.19 NC News
Foundation: Carteret Community Foundation, Craven County Community Foundation, Hoke County Community Foundation, North Carolina Community Foundation, Pamlico County Community Foundation, Duke Endowment

Carteret Community Foundation awarded $56,250 in recovery grants from the North Carolina Community Foundation Disaster Relief Fund to:...more

CFWNC awards $90K for regional projects in food and early childhood development
Foundation: Community Foundation of Western North Carolina, Duke Endowment

The Community Foundation of Western North Carolina (CFWNC) recently approved two focus area grants totaling $90,000 to support regional...more

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