The Triangle 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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Donate Life NC

Inspiring North Carolina residents to save and enhance lives by registering as organ, eye, and tissue donors.

Recovery Communities of NC

Promoting addiction recovery, wellness, and citizenship through advocacy, education, and support.

Your CenterPeace

Our mission is to proactively build solid marriages by offering Assessment Facilitation, Marriage Mentoring, and Marriage Classes.

Women’s Center of Wake County

The Women’s Center is the only day shelter focused exclusively on serving and empowering women experiencing homelessness in The Triangle area of North Carolina

Peak Lab Rescue

Saves Labrador Retrievers from abandonment and high-kill shelters in North Carolina. Our organization is foster-based. This means we do not have a physical facility. We place our Labs in caring foster homes where they can be loved until they are adopted.

Family Promise of Wake County

Transforming the lives of families experiencing temporary homelessness by helping them find support services and safe, affordable, permanent housing in our community.

Frankie Lemmon School

Frankie Lemmon School and Developmental Center provides life-changing education and support that leads to successful participation in family and community life and achievement of the child’s full potential.

Community Empowerment Fund

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

The Carying Place

The Carying Place teaches homeless, working families with children life skills for attaining independent living while providing short-term housing and support services to address their individual needs.

The Caring Community Foundation

The Caring Community Foundation is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization that provides financial support to cancer patients in need by providing assistance with rent, utilities, treatment or other expenses that become difficult to manage during cancer treatment.

Tammy Lynn Center

Empowering families and enriching the lives of children and adults through education, community and support services. We provide hope and opportunities for individuals to live, learn and grow to their fullest potential.

Cause for Paws of North Carolina

Animal rescue saving dogs and cats from shelters in North Carolina. Cause For Paws is knows as the rescue who will take in some of the toughest medical cases giving animals a chance to heal while finding their forever home.


SAFEchild is committed to eliminating child abuse in Wake County by helping adults and children create nurturing environments free from abuse and neglect.

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.

Red Cross – Triangle Area

Prevents and alleviates human suffering in the face of emergencies by mobilizing the power of volunteers and the generosity of donors.

Carolina Tiger Rescue

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

Rebuilding Together of the Triangle

Rebuilding Together of the Triangle makes a sustainable impact on preserving and revitalizing homes and communities, assuring that low-income homeowners, from elderly to families with children, live in safe, healthy homes.

Read and Feed

The mission of Read and Feed is to give low-income elementary school children an appetite for reading by strengthening literacy skills and providing encouragement in a nurturing, neighborhood environment.

Raleigh Rescue Mission

Through the love of Jesus Christ, Raleigh Rescue Mission transforms lives of homeless men, women and children by ministering to their physical, emotional and spiritual needs.

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.

Pretty in Pink

Pretty In Pink Foundation’s mission is to provide financial assistance to uninsured and underinsured breast cancer patients with quality, life-saving medical treatment regardless of their ability to pay

Note in the Pocket

We provide clothing to impoverished and homeless children in Wake County. Note In The Pocket believes that it is unacceptable that children are limited in their educational and social development because they do not have appropriate clothes for school. Through our partnerships with schools, agencies, individuals, businesses and foundations, we clothe children with dignity and love.

Meg’s Smile

Meg’s Smile Foundation is a charitable organization that provides gifts and/or fun days to children affected by serious illnesses who are treated in North Carolina hospitals. Our mission is to bring smiles to the faces of these children and their families while they are going through what can be a very long and emotional journey.

Me Fine Foundation

The mission of the Me Fine Foundation is to voluntarily provide necessary resources and financial assistance to parents and caregivers with children being treated at Duke and UNC Children’s Hospitals regardless of race, diagnosis, economic status or religion in memory of Folden Lee, IV.

LGBT Center of Raleigh

To strengthen individual and community development through social and educational activities; to facilitate the incubation of supportive services and groups; and to identify needs and advocate for resources benefiting the diverse population of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people, their friends and supporters within and beyond central North Carolina.

Leadership NC

to inform, develop, and engage committed leaders by broadening their understanding of and involvement in issues and opportunities facing the state.


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.


InterAct provides domestic violence and sexual assault services reaching more than 48,000 Wake County residents annually by saving lives, rebuilding lives, and securing safer futures

The Alice Aycock Poe Center for Health Education

To Educate and empower NC children, youth and families to make choices that increase positive health behaviors.

Raleigh Little Theater

Using theater to enrich, educate, entertain, and engage volunteers, students and audiences of all ages.

Carolina For The Kids Foundation

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


Provides affordable, reliable transportation to economically vulnerable individuals.

Life Experiences, Inc

Offers a choice of satisfying work experiences for adults with varying disabilities, and at the same time allows those adults the self-esteem of earning a wage for their work. Life Experiences operates five small businesses that create employment for adults with developmental disabilities, while at the same time providing valuable services and products to the community.

Hope Reins

Hope Reins of Raleigh provides comfort to hurting children and their families by providing one-on-one sessions between caring leaders and extraordinary ‘equine counselors,’ many of whom are rescued horses and faced abuse and neglect themselves.

House of Hope NC

House of Hope is a Christian therapeutic school, home, and counseling center for hurting and troubled girls, ages 12-17 and their families.

Learning Together

Learning Together is committed to ensuring that every child receives a bright and healthy start to their future and where children of all abilities, are valued and respected.

Horse and Buddy

Horse and Buddy enriches the lives of people with special needs in Wake County and surrounding areas through therapeutic horseback riding.

Fill Your Bucket List

Fill Your Bucket List Foundation grants wishes for adults with cancer to make life long dreams come true.


1ofUs was created to assist breast cancer patients in North Carolina who were in financial crisis. We have now expanded our circle of support to patients with all types of women’s cancer. Our new name reflects that any patient with gynecological cancer could be 1 of Us.

Cam Raleigh

“CAM Raleigh (Contemporary Art Museum) builds and enriches community by presenting contemporary art and design that explores, engages and empowers creativity. Our ever-changing educational and cultural experiences ignite ideas that connect people to what is now and what is next. “

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.


Since 2004 AnimalKind has offered THE $20 FIX, a targeted financial assistance program serving low-income pet owners that are residents of Orange, Durham, Person, and Caswell counties, and the Town of Cary. Over 15,400 pets have already been spayed or neutered for co-pays of $20 or less!

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.

Children’s Flight of Hope

The mission of Children’s Flight of Hope is to provide free air transportation to and from medical facilities for seriously ill or injured children who – due to medical, financial or logistical reasons – cannot travel to their destinations by any other method.


To produce quality events that make the works of the most imaginative and celebrated artists accessible to the public – all in an effort to enrich our community and inspire greater love for the visual and performing arts.

Dress for Success

Promotes the economic independence of disadvantaged women by providing professional attire, a network of support and the career development tools to help women succeed in work and in life.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Triangle

We help children realize their potential and build their futures. We nurture children and strengthen communities. For more than 100 years, Big Brothers Big Sisters has operated under the belief that inherent in every child is the ability to succeed and thrive in life. 

Inter-Faith Food Shuttle

Pioneers innovative, transformative solutions designed to end hunger in our community.

Meals on Wheels of Wake County

Promotes the economic independence of disadvantaged women by providing professional attire, a network of support and the career development tools to help women succeed in work and in life. Meals on Wheels allows seniors in Wake County to maintain their dignity and independence and remain in their homes.

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.

Green Chair Project

The Green Chair Project provides home furnishings donated from our community for families and individuals who have transitioned from experiencing homelessness or disasters and have secured sustainable housing. The reusable gifts are cleaned and repaired by volunteers and are presented in a way that promotes dignity and respect.

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.

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.

Friends of Wake County Guardian Ad Litem

The Friends of the Wake County Guardian ad Litem Program provides enrichment opportunity funds and needed items for impoverished children including ones in foster care, out-of-home kinship placements, families working hard to break the cycle of poverty and youth who have aged out of foster care. 

Families Together

Strengthens our community by addressing the urgent housing needs of homeless families with children as well as youth aging out of foster care in Wake County

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.

Gigi’s Playhouse

At GiGi’s Playhouse, all ages are welcome, from pre-natal to adults. The positive and uplifting environment of GiGi’s Playhouse Raleigh will empower those with Down syndrome and their families to reach their highest potential.

Guardian Angel Thrift 

With a dedicated staff and lots of help from volunteers, we have over 26,000 square feet of thrift goods, including clothes, ornaments, collectibles, books, furniture, dishes and more.

U.S. Veterans Corps

We are a Corps of Military Veterans performing “Hands On” community service with a mission deployment attitude!

Our Mission: To participate in community service projects & events in the military & civilian community.

Girl Scouts – North Carolina Coastal Pines 

Girl Scouting builds girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place.

Activate Good

To connect individuals and groups to opportunities to help local causes in ways that matched their skills, schedules, and interests.

The Hope Center at Pullen

The Hope Center at Pullen connects young people aging out of foster care in Wake County with the resources and support they need for a successful transition to adulthood.

Haven House

Haven House Services is a non-profit agency that changes outcomes for struggling youth and their families within Wake County and surrounding areas.

Lucy Daniels Center

Dedicated to helping the youngest members of our community lead emotionally healthy lives by changing children from the inside out, we believe that children’s mental health is the most important aspect of any child’s social and cognitive development.

Holt Brothers Foundation

Dedicated to supporting children who have a parent with cancer.

3 Irish Jewels Farm

To create an environmentally stable agricultural community where adults on the autism spectrum can live dignified and meaningful lives.

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.

Corral Riding

A faith-based nonprofit that pairs at risk girls with rescued horses to promote healing, growth and ultimately lasting life change.

Triangle Family Services

TFS focus areas provide direct services to families, and in most instances, directly impact children from economically disadvantaged and/or abused homes.

Western Wake Crisis Ministry

WWCM supports and partners with members of our community in crisis who struggle to meet their basic human needs.

Kidzu Children’s Museum

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

Miracle League of the Triangle

To create positive life experiences for children and adults with special needs and for their families through baseball.

Second Chance Pet Adoptions

Second Chance Pet Adoptions is the oldest no-kill rescue organization in Wake County. Our mission is to champion homeless cats and dogs in the quest to find their forever homes and engage with our community to promote responsible pet ownership.

Saving Grace Animals for Adoption

Dedicated to helping homeless animals in our community find permanent, loving homes where they will be treated as family members for the rest of their lives.


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.


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

Triangle Aphasia Project

TAP Unlimited is a community based nonprofit organization that helps individuals with aphasia, their families and friends, and the community.

Wade Edwards Learning Lab

WELL provides the student community with opportunities for achievement, enrichment, and service, in preparation for personal and academic success.

Neighbor to Neighbor Ministries

Dealing with the challenges of today requires problem-solvers who bring different perspectives and are willing to lend a helping hand. Neighbor To Neighbor emerged out of a pursuit to inspire and support the community, and a desire for actions to speak louder than words.

Disability Rights North Carolina

Its team of attorneys, advocates, paralegals, and support staff provide advocacy and legal services at no charge for people with all types of disabilities across North Carolina to protect their right to fully access their community and live free from discrimination.

The Center for Volunteer Caregiving

The Center for Volunteer Caregiving engages the community in providing volunteer services to improve the lives of seniors, caregivers and adults with disabilities.

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.

Raleigh City Farm

 Raleigh City Farm’s Mission is to grow the next generation of farmers by connecting our community to sustainable agriculture.

Arts Access

Arts Access is dedicated to increasing access to North Carolina’s thriving arts community for children and adults with disabilities

Carroll’s Kitchen

A social enterprise restaurant dedicated to ending homelessness for women in Raleigh, North Carolina. Carroll’s Kitchen creates opportunities for homeless, single women, by empowering them through job training, life skills, and housing.

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.

Alliance Medical Ministry

Alliance Medical Ministry provides access to comprehensive primary care to working, uninsured adults living in Wake County.

The Helene Foundation

The Helene Foundation provides immediate support for mothers fighting cancer to positively impact families.

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.

Shepherd Youth Ranch

To provide restoration and hope for children and their families who have suffered trauma through the unconditional love of Christ and a unique relationship with horses.

North Carolina Museum of History Associates

 Strives to support one of our state’s greatest treasures, the North Carolina Museum of History.


Dorcas Ministries provides crisis relief to area residents who seek stability and self-sufficiency through food and financial assistance, scholarships, training programs, referrals and an affordable thrift shop.

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.

Meredith Autism Program

The Meredith Autism Program is an early intervention program serving children who are diagnosed on the autism spectrum.

HopeLine Inc.

HopeLine’s mission is to support people and save lives during times of crisis through caring, confidential conversations.

ChickTech RDU

 ChickTech is dedicated to retaining women in the technology workforce and increasing the number of women and girls pursuing technology-based careers.

Neuse River Golden Retriever Rescue

NRGRR is dedicated to the rescue, rehabilitation and adoption of golden retrievers in need.  The organization advocates responsible pet ownership, community education and protection of the breed.

Stomp the Monster NC

STOMP The Monster™ provides financial and other support to cancer patients, their families, and caregivers when they need it most – during their fight with the disease.

Safe Haven for Cats

SAFE Haven for Cats uses no-kill principles and education to save cats’ lives through rescue, adoption, spay/neuter services and community programs.

Resources for Seniors

Resources for Seniors serves senior and disabled adults in Wake County, by providing home and community-based services and information so that they can maximize their choices for independence, comfort, safety, security and well-being.

Team Red, White and Blue – Raleigh Chapter

To enrich the lives of America’s veterans by connecting them to their community through physical and social activity.

Camp Kesem – NC State

Kesem is a nationwide community, driven by passionate college student leaders, that supports children through and beyond their parent’s cancer.

U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants, Raleigh, NC

In the neighborhoods across North Carolina, the USCRI open doors for uprooted people, helping the world’s most vulnerable rebuild their lives. The USCRI Raleigh, NC is part of a nationwide network that breaks through social, cultural, and economic barriers so previously interrupted lives can flourish.

Urban Ministries of Wake County

 Seeks to engage our community to serve and advocate on behalf of those affected by poverty by providing food and nutrition, by promoting health and wellness, and by laying the foundations of home.

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.

Healing Transitions

Healing Transitions help individuals find recover, stay in recovery and have the best quality life in recovery.

Advocates for Health in Action

AHA improves the health and well-being of Wake County residents by facilitating and supporting community initiatives.

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.

A Place at the Table

A Place at the Table provides community and healthy food for all regardless of means.

SPCA of Wake County

Our Mission is to transform the lives of pets and people through protection, care, education, and adoption. Our vision is to create a humane community – and achieving that vision begins with ending the euthanasia of all adoptable animals.

Harrison Family YMCA

We put Christian principles into practice to improve the quality of life in our communities with programs and services that strengthen the spirit, mind, and body for all.

Living With Autism, Inc.

Living with Autism provides quality residential services to adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorder.

Communities in Schools

Communities In Schools of Wake County (CIS Wake) provides goal-oriented, one-on-one coaching to lay the foundation ensuring that every CIS Wake student has a personalized plan to graduate from high school.

Community Music School of Raleigh

Community Music School believes every child with a passion for music should have access to an affordable quality music education.

Purr Partners

For 10 years, Purr Partners has been rescuing cats and kittens from high kill shelters, helping them find loving, permanent homes through adoption and placement.

Lung Cancer Initiative of NC

Our mission is to save lives and provide support to those affected by lung cancer through research, awareness, education and access to programs across North Carolina.

Designed For Joy

Designed For Joy is a transitional work experience for women coming from trafficking, homelessness, time in prison, overcoming addiction or other vulnerable situations. We provide living wage work hours while building confidence and refreshing resumes.

Raleigh Dream Center

RDC is a Christian-based organization providing social services and community programs to homeless, abused and impoverished high risk youth, individuals, and families.Reaching the unreached. Restoring the hurting. Rebuilding the broken.

Catholic Parish Outreach Food Bank

Providing emergency food assistance, and when possible, small children’s clothing and baby items, Catholic Parish Outreach Food Bank gives hope to its clients by treating them with dignity and respect.

Hope Animal Rescue

Hope Animal Rescue saves dogs and puppies from neglect, homelessness, and abuse throughout NC and promotes compassionate and humane treatment of all pets.

Table NC

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