Each one of us is a product of our community. The communities we grow up in or move into make us who we are. Every community is the sum of the people who live within it – a unique mix of our personalities, cultures and interests. The causes we care about, the time we invest, the people we bring together – all shape our communities now and for future generations. Giving back continues the cycle of a vibrant and sustainable community.
Our Community Builders play an integral role in ensuring Durham Community Foundation continues to grow endowments, manage grantmaking, and share expertise with charities in the Region of Durham to help them learn, network, build resources and capacity.
“Just like any business, charitable organizations have general administrative and overhead costs. It is important to support annual operating at Durham Community Foundation to ensure it remains a strong and vital contributor in my community and to provide them with funding to grow endowments, distribute meaningful grants to local charities, share expertise, and inspire philanthropy throughout the Region of Durham.”
– JOHN DYALL
LEGACY BUILDER, GRANTS COMMITTEE MEMBER
We are a local organization with deep roots in the community, and part of a nationwide movement whose support we build and share.
We bring donors to the table as community builders, working closely with them to align their philanthropic vision with community needs.
We identify long term needs and opportunities and invest in solutions that let our communities guide their own future.
We take broad and inclusive view of what a community is, and provide grants to the widest possible range of organizations and initiatives.
We provide highly personal and flexible service, accepting a wide variety of assets and offering donors maximum tax advantage.
We build permanent funds and those that can respond to immediate needs, helping our communities ensure vital futures.
We multiply the impact of gift dollars by pooling them with other gifts.
We believe that diversity is strength, so we bring the entire community together to stimulate new ideas, build participation and strengthen community philanthropy.
We are transparent and reputable stewards of community resources, committed to being accountable, accessible and responsive.
We build community vitality – the unique and essential spirit that flourishes when people believe their community holds possibilities for everyone.