The Duke Endowment has announced more than $63 million in grants to organizations in the Carolinas.
The grants will support organizations working in the areas of child care, health care, and higher education, as well as rural United Methodist churches. Grant recipients include the National Children's Alliance, which was awarded $825,890 to replicate its child and family traumatic stress intervention program in children's advocacy centers in the both North and South Carolina; the Greenville Hospital System in Greenville, South Carolina, which was awarded $990,470 to implement a memory health program; and New Focus United Methodist Church in Enfield, North Carolina, which was awarded $130,000 to implement a literacy program.
The foundation also awarded $7.5 million to the Graduate School at Duke University; $325,000 in support of the B.N. Duke Scholarship program at Duke; $300,000 to Furman University; and $1.1 million to the Lynnwood Foundation in support of its efforts to preserve the Duke Mansion in Charlotte, North Carolina, the estate of industrialist and philanthropist James Buchanan Duke, who founded the Duke Endowment in 1924.