By the Numbers


Funds Raised

Duke raised funds through employee giving, corporate sponsorships and individual donors to contribute to community work.


Community Health Benefit

Duke University Health System contributed to benefit the community across North Carolina, including $181M in financial assistance for residents needing healthcare.


Direct Contributions

Duke contributed to community-based organizations and nonprofits working to support affordable housing, education, community health and for COVID-19 recovery.

COVID Relief

Duke-Durham Fund COVID-19 Community Grants


Community-based Organizations

Duke provided small grants to 89 community-based organizations for projects that addressed immediate, basic needs for individuals and families affected by COVID-19.



The Corporate Partnership for Durham – COVID-19 Recovery Fund funded 31 large nonprofit organizations providing food, housing, childcare and education for the Durham community through the corporate partnership.


Small Businesses

Duke partnered with Durham City and County to create the Durham Small Business Recovery Fund which provided grants to 144 small businesses adversely affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, in addition to City/County loans.

Getting Involved




We listened to our neighbors and leaders through formal community conversations and focus groups in addition to our everyday work in the community.


Over 8,800 volunteers across the Durham region including over 6,400 students