Duke Endowment Awards $9 Million to Expand Services for Children

Duke Endowment Awards $9 Million to Expand Services for Children

The Duke Endowment in Charlotte, North Carolina, has announced fourteen grants totaling nearly $9 million to organizations in the Carolinas working to expand opportunities for vulnerable children.

The grants were awarded through the foundation's Child Care program, which works with nonprofit organizations and other accredited groups in the Carolinas to help children who are without adequate family support — or are at risk of losing such support — achieve developmental milestones and prepare for a successful transition to adulthood.

Grant recipients include the Durham County Cooperative Extension in North Carolina, which was awarded $240,000 to expand its Incredible Years parent training program; the South Carolina Department of Social Services in Columbia, which will receive $100,000 to implement an evidence-informed foster parent skill-building model; and the Children and Family Resource Center in Hendersonville, North Carolina, which was awarded $83,000 to implement ParentChild Interaction Therapy.

"The Duke Endowment Awards $9 Million in Grant." Duke Endowment Press Release 12/15/2017.