The Chapel Hill – Durham nonprofits listed below have been nominated by our members and are already pre-qualified for random selection. If you are a MEMBER and know of another great nonprofit doing fantastic work in our community, please nominate now.


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Community Empowerment fund

Offers savings opportunities, financial education, and assertive support to individuals who are seeking employment, housing, and financial freedom.

Table NC

Provides healthy, emergency food to hungry Chapel Hill and Carrboro children

Ronald McDonald House of Durham

Ronald McDonald House of Durham offers a comforting home away from home and a community of support for seriously ill children and their families.


Kidznotes is a music program that provides instruction free-of-charge to interested children in low-income neighborhoods in choir, music theory, general music, orchestra, and band.

Carolina Tiger Rescue

Saving and protecting wild cats in captivity and in the wild.

Meals on Wheels of Durham County

Meals on Wheels is guided by a single goal – to support our senior neighbors and extend their independence and health as they age.

Compass Center

The Compass Center helps individuals and families prevent and end domestic violence and become self-sufficient. We provide domestic violence crisis services, career and financial education, assistance with legal resources, and adolescent empowerment programs.

Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina

The Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina has provided food fo rpeople at risk of hunger in 34 counties in central and eastern North Carolina for more than 35 years.

Carolina For the Kids Foundation

Provide major emotional, medical, and financial support for the patients and families served by UNC Children’s Hospital.

SEEDS – Durham

SEEDS teaches respect for life, for the earth and for each other through gardening and growing food. Located in the heart of Durham, we promote principles of sustainable agriculture, organic gardening, food security and environmental stewardship through a variety of garden-based programs.

Senior Pharmassist

Promotes healthier living for Durham seniors by helping them obtain and better manage needed medications, and by providing health education, Medicare insurance counseling, community referral and advocacy.

Families Moving Forward

Families Moving Forward offers a temporary home to families with children in the crisis of homelessness. Working together, we create a path to stability and self-sufficiency through personalized services and ongoing community support. We provide a temporary home for up to 21 families at a time. There are many ways that you or your group or congregation can help us.

Wellness & Education Community Action Health Network (WECAHN)

Promotes health and wellness in our communities by offering prevention education, testing, access to care, and support services for people infected, affected or at high risk for HIV/AIDS, STDs and other health disparities.

Ronald McDonald House of Chapel Hill

Ronald McDonald House of Chapel Hill offers a comforting home away from home and a community of support for seriously ill children and their families.

Kidzu Children’s Museum

A hands-on museum dedicated to inspiring young children and the adults in their lives to learn through purposeful play.

InStepp Inc.

InStepp, Inc. helps local communities thrive by empowering women to overcome the challenges in their lives and succeed personally and professionally through innovative, gender-responsive training, education and prevention service

SECU Family House of UNC Hospital

SECU Family House is a safe, nurturing, affordable home for patients and their loved ones who travel great distances to UNC Hospitals for life-saving procedures and serious illnesses.


Girls on the Run of the Triangle

Girls on the Run inspires girls to build lives of purpose and to make a meaningful contribution to community and society.

Research Triangle High School

RTHS seeks to increase access to globally competitive Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) education for students and teachers across North Carolina, by incubating, proving and scaling innovative models of teaching and learning.

Residential Services, Inc.

RSI provides living options and related supports to people of all ages with intellectual and developmental disabilities.  RSI promotes quality of life by maximizing self-determination, development of independent living skills, community involvement, meaningful social roles, and socially responsible behavior.

Cornucopia Cancer Support Center

Cornucopia Cancer Support Center is the place where anyone touched by cancer can find support and resources to live life to the fullest.

Autoimmune Encephalitis Alliance

AE Alliance creates a community of patients, families and caregivers so that no one faces autoimmune encephalitis alone.

PTA Thrift Shop, Inc.

The PTA Thrift Shop (PTA TS) is a high-impact, self-sustaining organization that serves adults, children, and families by using its financial and soft goods resources to fund educational needs and support human services.

Bridge II Sports

Bridge II Sports educates, develops and implements opportunities for youth and adults with physical disabilities to play individual, team and recreational sports, finding the player within.


Inspires youth to bounce back from challenges and move towards positive change.
We provide youth with the support they need in times of crisis and beyond, to manage their challenges, cope with adversity and become resilient, independent young people.

Triangle Nonprofit & Volunteer Leadership Center

 Seeks to inspire, strengthen and mobilize nonprofits & volunteers to create vibrant and engaged communities.

Book Harvest

Provides books to children in central North Carolina and engages families and communities to promote children’s lifelong literacy and academic success.

Justice Matters

Provides empowering legal services to our vulnerable and marginalized neighbors, specializing in trauma-informed immigration and family law services that protect children and help survivors of human trafficking and other traumas rebuild their lives.

Diaper Bank of North Carolina

Every family in North Carolina will have access to basic necessities to support their dignity, health, and quality of life.

Habitat For Humanity of Durham

We strive to be bold and innovative in our work to end substandard housing in Durham and abroad.

Habitat for Humanity of Orange County, NC

Habitat for Humanity of Orange County changes lives by bringing together God’s people and resources to help families in need to build and own quality affordable homes in safe and supportive communities.

Church World Service Durham

CWS Durham welcomes refugees and immigrants from around the world into lives of freedom, hope, and opportunity in the Triangle. We work with community partners to educate the wider community, advocate for immigrant and refugee causes, and equip new refugees and immigrants for long-term success.

Musical Empowerment

Through free, one-on-one music lessons, Musical Empowerment nurtures meaningful relationships between collegiate mentors and children in under-served communities based on a shared love of music and learning that build a foundation of confidence, creativity, and self-discipline to create successful individuals.

Durham Literacy Center

Our mission is to empower Durham County residents who want to improve their lives and the lives of their families by improving their literacy skills.