By the Numbers


Community Funds Disbursed

Doing Good employee giving grants, sponsorships and $575K in sustained COVID-19 recovery grants were shared to support critical community organizations.


Community Health Benefit

Duke University Health System contributed $141M in financial assistance serving 267,907 residents needing healthcare – a 9 percent 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 provides a year-round opportunity for Duke employees to make impacts in their community through six categories of giving. Employees raised more than $400K. Below are examples of how funds supported neighbors in the region.


10 partner neighborhoods and organizations were served.

6,310 individuals benefitted from grant-funded projects.

$20,754 invested in partner neighborhoods.


37 nonprofits funded by Doing Good donors

Grants disbursed in Durham, Orange and Wake counties/

$150,774 disbursed in partner grants.


12 organization projects were funded through Doing Good grants.

Groups include early education, K-12 schools, nonprofits, and youth development organizations.

4,357 individuals were served.


11 youth empowerment and employment organizations received grants.

Grants supported underserved populations seeking gainful employment opportunities.

1,403 individuals were served.

The United Way of the Greater Triangle

$77,086 Doing Good funds raised for United Way efforts.

Efforts supported include housing, food security, mental health care, literacy and more.

Read the Annual Report.

Building Healthy Communities Grants

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


Charitable Grants

38 Charitable grants for amounts over $15,000.


Community groups funded

Grant categories include education, economic stability, neighborhoods, access to healthcare, social and community issues.


Goodwill Grants

 56 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 Principles of Community Engagement for cultivating purposeful partnerships with community.