Durham Giving Project, a Duke University course, kicked off its eighth year this semester with a waiting list and an all-time high of 20 enrolled students. The course, which was built on the ideals of the Duke-Durham Neighborhood Partnership, gives Duke undergraduates a chance to learn about and give back to the Durham community.
In addition to exploring local issues such as healthcare, at-risk youth, affordable housing, education and Durham history, students will raise money to distribute in competitive grants of up to $750 for Duke- Durham Neighborhood Partnership organizations. The class has received $2,000 in seed money from Duke’s Doing Good in the Neighborhood, to help the students raise more funds on their own.
Last year’s grant recipients included deserving community organizations like Durham Literacy Center, El Centro Hispano, Self-Help and Urban Hope.
Applications for Durham Giving Project grants are due March 15, 2010.
Download the Request for Proposals here.
And stay tuned for the list of grant recipients later this semester.