By the Numbers


Community Funds Disbursed

Employee giving grants, sponsorships and institutional contributions supported critical community functions during a pandemic year. This includes $275K in sustained COVID-19 emergency funding.


Community Health Benefit

Duke University Health System contributed $133M in financial assistance serving 275,752 residents needing healthcare – a 26% increase from last year.


Building Healthy Communities Grants

Duke Health grants to support regional efforts to address social drivers of health.

Doing Good Employee Giving Highlights

Doing Good Employee Giving provides a year-round opportunity for Duke employees to make impacts in their community through six categories of giving. Employees raised $526,407. Below are examples of how funds supported neighbors in the region.

Doing Good-Neighborhoods

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  • Partner neighborhoods invited to apply for grant funds
  • Funded 14 Durham partner neighborhoods See a list
  • Addressed community-identified needs

Doing Good-Community

  • 43 nonprofits funded
  • Organizations ranged from small to large See a list
  • Projects served community needs

United Way Greater Triangle

  • Duke employees raised $116,128 for the United Way
  • Funds supported needs in food security, housing, literacy, mental health, and more.
  • 4,145 food insecure people received meals and 128,728 people received literacy help.

Building Healthy Communities Grants

Community organizations apply for Duke Health Building Healthy Communities Grants to address social drivers of health.


Charitable Grants

25 Charitable grants for amounts over $15,000


Community groups funded

Examples include Communities in Partnerships, Code the Dream, SEEDS, El Futuro, TROSA and more.


Goodwill Grants

 25 Goodwill grants of amounts under $15,000

Getting Involved




Thousands of students, faculty and staff volunteer in community. ConnectCommunity was launched in 2021 to match nonprofit volunteer needs with Duke students and staff seeking service opportunities.

Civic Engagement



Read Duke Civic Engagement’s Year in Review on cultivating purposeful partnerships through Duke’s campus community.