The Mary Duke Biddle Foundation has a longstanding commitment to youth education. We focus this grantmaking on two areas: Student Success and Learning and Arts education. In both areas, the foundation makes grants to help children, especially those in underserved communities, acquire the knowledge, skills, and behaviors they need to succeed in school, career pathways, and life.
We make grants to organizations located in and serving students in Chatham, Durham, Orange, and Wake Counties in North Carolina.
MDBF not conducting our usual open-submission grant cycles for K-12 Education in 2023. We are embarking on a year-long process to redesign our grantmaking approach and find ways to become a stronger partner to pre-K-12 education partners.
We fully expect to continue supporting organizations that work with underserved pre-K-12 students to provide innovative, creative, and effective approaches to teaching and learning, including arts education.
Updated funding interests, eligibility and application guidelines, and evaluation criteria will be posted in fall 2023.
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
We view our education grantmaking through an equity lens. We are particularly interested in supporting organizations led by people of color and whose boards and staff reflect the population(s) served by the organization.
MDBF is not conducting our usual open-submission grant cycle for K-12 Education in 2023. We will resume this process in 2024.