Duke Endowment Awards $7.5 Million for Child Care Programs

The has announced thirteen grants totaling $7.5 million to organizations in North and South Carolina working to expand opportunities for vulnerable children.

The grants were awarded through the endowment's program, which works through nonprofit organizations and other accredited groups in the Carolinas to help children without family support — or at risk of losing such support — to reach their developmental milestones and prepare for a successful transition to adulthood. The program supports early interventions, collaborative approaches, and projects that help organizations serve children and their families more effectively.

Grant recipients include the in Anderson, South Carolina, which was awarded $279,000 to implement Together Facing the Challenge, a therapeutic foster care model; in Murphy, North Carolina, which will receive $100,000 to expand the Incredible Years, Strengthening Families Program and Circle of Parents parent support groups; and the in Wake Forest, North Carolina, which was awarded $100,000 in continued support for its Teen Pregnancy Prevention Education Program in high-need North Carolina counties.

"." Duke Endowment Press Release 12/15/2016.