Our work fulfills the visionary genius and legacy of our founder James B. Duke. We apply our resources by underwriting effective practices and proven programs with a documented record of success, by supporting innovative solutions to widespread problems and by funding systems and facilities that strengthen organizations.
- Expand opportunities for vulnerable children
- Improve access to quality health care
- Increase access to exceptional higher education opportunities
- Support rural United Methodist churches, their leaders and the communities they serve
In 2018, The Duke Endowment distributed $160.2 million through 392 grants, some of which were approved in previous years. The Endowment approved 198 new grants totaling nearly $221.3 million, some of which will be paid in future years.