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Filling the Gaps: The Duke Endowment Helps 1,230 Families in Need

Almost all federal and state funding is restricted to a specific purpose. While this helps reduce fraud and keeps programs supported, restricted funding can cause challenges for families who need unconventional aid. That’s why unrestricted funding, often received through community donations, is vital.

The pandemic not only hit low-income families hard, but also sent many middle-class families into poverty. Over the last two years, our agencies have seen a dramatic increase in the number of families needing a hand up, and an increase of diversity in the need. Thanks to funding from The Duke Endowment our agencies met the needs of hundreds of North Carolina families, no matter their needs.