The Charlotte-based Duke Endowment has announced grants totaling nearly $42 million to nonprofit organizations in the Carolinas.
Grants were awarded to organizations working in the fields of child care, health care, and higher education, as well as to rural churches. Grant recipients include Pendleton Place for Children and Families, which was awarded $438,417 to establish a family and child assessment center; the Medical University of South Carolina Foundation, which will receive $1.4 million to create a tele-ICU program for regional hospitals; and Davidson College, Duke University, Furman University, and Johnson C. Smith University, which were awarded a total of $600,000 in support of food and farming initiatives on their respective campuses. In addition, the Jonesboro United Methodist Church will receive $150,000 for a Hispanic outreach ministry program.
"Through these new grants, our founder's legacy continues to help vulnerable children, improve health and health care, support students, and strengthen congregations," said Duke Endowment board chair Minor Shaw. "We strive to direct our resources to projects that will bring lasting change to our region and make a difference for the people who live here."