Recent Grants 

 

photo by John Rogers, courtesy of Duke Performances

Student Success and Learning Program

 

Arts Education Grants
Arts Access, Raleigh, NC

Durham Arts Inclusion Project is a professional development effort that will provide inclusion training and support to arts education providers

$10,000
The Center for Documentary Studies/Full Frame Documentary Film Festival, Durham, NC

For the Full Frame Documentary Film Festival’s 2018-19 Teach the Teachers and 2018 Youth Screening programs

This grant is made through an estate gift to MDBF from the Jenny Lillian Semans Koortbojian Trust.  Jenny was a granddaughter of Mary Duke Biddle.

$10,000
The Center for Documentary Studies/Full Frame Documentary Film Festival, Durham, NC

Pilot and establish a new School of Doc afterschool program. This grant will be paid over three years and was made by invitation.

$75,000
Community Health Coalition, Durham, NC

Koalition Kids for Health "My View of A Healthy World" Photovoice Project uses digital photography to improve students' literacy levels and critical thinking through the examination of health issues in their communities

$10,000
Kidznotes, Durham, NC

The Vivaldi Symphonic Orchestra, Kidznote's middle school orchestral curriculum, engages 5th through 8th graders in 21st century skills in the arts

$10,000
Music is Life, Raleigh, NC

Music is Life offers a music enrichment pop-up program, carefully aligned and structured with NCDPI Music Standards that encourages music literacy programming incorporated with STEM

$5,000
Puppet Show, Chapel Hill, NC

Puppet Show promotes and preserves puppetry arts through a series of community outreach programs fostering social emotional learning in young children

$5,000
United Arts Council of Raleigh and Wake County, Raleigh, NC

The Council will expand its in-service arts integration professional development program to 32 middle school teachers in two eastern Wake County schools to promote arts education standards and integrate them across the curriculum

$10,000
Voices Together, Durham, NC

Voices Together Little Voices Program uses music-based therapy as an innovative and early intervention program for pre-school students with developmental differences, and offers techniques for their parents to use at home

$5,000

 

K-12 Education Grants
Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Triangle, Morrisville, NC

The STEMentor Initiative "SMART Saturday Academy" provides engaging, structured STEM classes, camps, and activities throughout the year to school-aged children in Wake, Durham, and Orange Counties

$10,000
The Center for Inquiry Based Learning, Durham, NC

Engaging Elementary Classrooms with Hands-on STEM: All kindergarten and 5th grade teachers in Durham Public Schools will receive professional development in STEM subjects and kits containing materials for nine weeks of integrated STEM instruction

This grant is made through an estate gift to MDBF from the Jenny Lillian Semans Koortbojian Trust.  Jenny was a granddaughter of Mary Duke Biddle.

$10,000
Communities in Schools of Durham, Durham, NC

Sustainable Living & Me integrates science, history, math, and English in an agricultural and biology-focused summer enrichment program that includes a teaching garden

$10,000
Communities in Schools of Wake County, Raleigh, NC

Project CHAMPS is a pilot CIS Wake program that will provide specialized, experiential learning, preparing K-8 students for postsecondary opportunities and the 21st century workforce

$10,000
Durham’s Partnership for Children, Durham, NC

To support Durham’s Campaign for Grade-Level Reading

$5,000
East Durham Children’s Initiative, Durham, NC

Support to expand the STEAM Summer Camp and prevent summer learning loss. This grant will be paid over three years and was made by invitation.

$75,000
Hispanic Liaison of Chatham County, Siler City, NC

Orgullo Latinx Pride Youth Group is a year-round program designed to improve academic success for Latinx high school students in Chatham County

$10,000
Teachers2Teachers – International, Chapel Hill, NC

Dancing Numbers! Bringing STEM Lessons Alive Through Global Math Stories is a professional development program for teachers from three Chatham County schools to help them teach culturally relevant, globally connected STEM lessons

$10,000
The Triangle Nonprofit & Volunteer Leadership Center, Durham, NC

The Institute for Civic Engagement gives students the opportunity to develop skills and knowledge for effective civic participation and to research and create a capstone project addressing a community issue.

$10,000
Wake Education Partnership, Raleigh, NC

SummerSTEM is a professional development experience for WCPSS educators, giving teachers project-based learning tools and STEM immersion experiences that bring real-world lessons to their classrooms.

$10,000

 

Arts Program

 

Preserve and Enrich the Triangle's
Cultural Life and Landscape Grants
Artspace, Raleigh NC

Increasing Artspace’s impact through an organizational assessment that will allow us to meet our community’s needs more meaningfully with mission-aligned programs and measurable results

$10,000
The Chamber Orchestra of the Triangle, Chapel Hill, NC

Building organizational capacity to support artistic expansion and underpin strong existing programs. This grant will be paid over three years and was made by invitation.

$75,000
The Chamber Orchestra of the Triangle, Chapel Hill NC

Support for the 2018-19 concert season. The Biddle Foundation does not typically make grants for season support. This grant reflects the long history shared by The Chamber Orchestra of the Triangle and the Biddle Foundation.

$10,000
Chatham County Arts Council, Pittsboro, NC

The Sustainable Small Staff model will support growing impact by hiring focused staff experts, creating scalable positions, and respecting human resources

$10,000
Choral Society of Durham, Durham, NC

Choral Society of Durham and Raleigh Boychoir will collaborate to present John Rutter's "Mass of the Children"

$10,000
Durham Art Guild, Durham, NC

The Marketing and Catalyzing Project for the Guild's Art@Work Program elevates awareness and utilization of program services and benefits by local artists and local businesses

This grant is made through an estate gift to MDBF from the Jenny Lillian Semans Koortbojian Trust.  Jenny was a granddaughter of Mary Duke Biddle.

$10,000
Pleiades Arts, Durham, NC

Organizational Strengthening and Strategic Focus Development

$5,100
The Justice Theater Project, Raleigh, NC

Renewing the Vision: Building Capacity to Sustain The Justice Theater Project's Social Justice Mission

This grant is made through an estate gift to MDBF from the Jenny Lillian Semans Koortbojian Trust.  Jenny was a granddaughter of Mary Duke Biddle.

$10,000
Triangle ArtWorks, Raleigh, NC

ArtSwell - A cooperative regional professional development program for Triangle artists and arts organizations

$10,000
VAE, Raleigh, NC

QUEER HOME(land): a community-built project to highlight the creative contributions and diversity of the queer community while exploring domesticity from the queer perspective

$10,000

 

Develop and Nurture Artistic Talent Grants
American Dance Festival, Durham, NC

The American Dance Festival will commission and premiere a new duet by Emanuel Gat Dance during its 2019 season

This grant is made through an estate gift to MDBF from the Jenny Lillian Semans Koortbojian Trust.  Jenny was a granddaughter of Mary Duke Biddle.

$10,000
Black On Black Project, Raleigh, NC

The Jo Ann Williams Artist Fellowship offers studio space and resources to artists of color in North Carolina

$5,000
Durham Arts Council, Durham, NC

Support for the Ella Fountain Pratt Emerging Artists awards, which provide professional development project grants to individual artists residing in Durham, Orange, Chatham, Person and Granville Counties through a competitive application process

$10,000
North Carolina Theatre, Raleigh, NC

The See-Thru Theatre Project supports a new play co-written by Triangle-area playwrights Howard L. Craft and Mike Wiley

$10,000
ShaLeigh Dance Works, Durham, NC

Bamboo Wind will commission 20 artists in the fields of music, film, poetry, photography, sculpture, theatre, costume design, and dance for a multi-media performance installation

$10,000
University of North Carolina School of the Arts, Winston-Salem, NC

UNCSA Dean’s Discretionary and Creative Excellence Fund. This grant reflects the long history shared by UNCSA and the Biddle Foundation.

$60,000
University of North Carolina School of the Arts, Winston-Salem, NC

Support for the UNCSA Artpreneur of the Year award, Creative Projects. This grant will be paid over three years and was made by invitation.

 

$75,000