Duke Endowment Awards $8.4 Million in Childcare Grants

Duke Endowment Awards $8.4 Million in Childcare Grants

The Duke Endowment has announced fourteen grants totaling $8.4 million to organizations in North Carolina and South Carolina working to expand opportunities for at-risk children and youth in the region.

The grants were awarded through the endowment's Child Care program, which works with nonprofit organizations and other accredited groups in the Carolinas to help children and youth without adequate family support — or at risk of losing such support — to reach their developmental milestones and make a successful transition to young adulthood. To that end, the program supports early interventions, collaborations, and projects that help organizations serve children, young people, and their families more effectively.

Grant recipients include the Cumberland County Department of Social Services in Fayetteville, North Carolina, which was awarded $787,848 to pilot a redesign of the county's child welfare policies and practices for older youth in care; Raleigh-based Prevent Child Abuse North Carolina, which will receive $415,980 for the implementation of the Incredible Years and Strengthening Families Program; and the National Children's Alliance in Washington, D.C., which was awarded $378,000 to continue its support for implementation of the Child and Family Traumatic Stress Intervention in South Carolina.

"The Duke Endowment Awards $8.4 Million in Grants." Duke Endowments Press Release 06/15/2017.