Recent Grants 

 

photo by John Rogers, courtesy of Duke Performances

K-12 Education Program

2020 Grants

 

Arts Education 
El Sistema USA,  Durham, NC $5,000
Full Frame Documentary Film Festival, Durham, NC $10,000
Empower Dance Foundation, Durham, NC $11,500
Kidznotes, Durham, NC $11,500
Paperhand Puppet Intervention, Haw River, NC $11,500
Spanish Dance Arts Company, Bahama, NC $6,500

 

student success and learning  
Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Carolina, Siler City, NC $11,500
Chatham Education Foundation, Pittsboro, NC $11,500
Durham Colored Library/Techies4 Tomorrow,  Durham, NC $11,500
Helps Education Fund, Raleigh, NC $11,500
Kidznotes,  Durham, NC $11,500
Walking Classroom Institute, Chapel Hill, NC $11,500

 

2019 Grants

 

Arts Education 
BUMP: The Triangle, Durham, NC $10,000
Full Frame Documentary Film Festival, Durham, NC $10,000
Musical Empowerment, Carrboro, NC $75,000
North Carolina Arts in Action, Durham, NC $10,000
The Scrap Exchange, Durham, NC $10,000
TheGifted Arts, Garner, NC $10,000

 

Student Success and Learning 
Durham Nativity School, Durham, NC $10,000
Student U, Durham, NC $10,000
Village of Wisdom, Durham, NC $10,000
WAKE UP and Read, Cary, NC $10,000

 

2018 Grants

 

Arts Education 
Arts Access, Raleigh, NC $10,000
Full Frame Documentary Film Festival, Durham, NC $10,000
Full Frame Documentary Film Festival, Durham, NC: Support to pilot and establish a new School of Doc afterschool program. This grant will be paid over 3 years and was made by invitation. $75,000
Community Health Coalition, Durham, NC $10,000
Kidznotes, Durham, NC $10,000
Music is Life, Raleigh, NC $5,000
Puppet Show, Chapel Hill, NC $5,000
United Arts Council of Raleigh and Wake County, Raleigh, NC 10,000
Voices Together, Durham, NC $5,000

Student Success and Learning 

The Center for Inquiry-Based Learning, Durham, NC $10,000
Communities in Schools of Durham, Durham, NC $10,000
Communities in Schools of Wake County, Raleigh, NC $10,000
Durham's Partnership for Children, Durham, NC $5,000
East Durham Children's Initiative, Durham, NC: Support to expand the STEAM Summer Camp. This grant will be paid over 3 years and was made by invitation. $75,000
Hispanic Liaison of Chatham County, Siler City, NC $10,000
Teachers2Teachers – International, Chapel Hill, NC $10,000
The Triangle Nonprofit & Volunteer Leadership Center, Durham, NC $10,000
Wake Education Partnership, Raleigh, NC $10,000

 

Arts Program--2018 Grants

 

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

To commission and premiere a new, all-women trio by the acclaimed Pilobolus during the 2018 season

$10,000
American Dance Festival, Durham, NC

To commission and premiere work from a North Carolina artist during the 2019 season

$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, 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

Support for “Peace of Clay,” a new play co-written by Triangle-area playwrights Mike Wiley and Howard L. Craft. This work is part of the Reflections: Sharing our Stories collaboration between NC Theatre and Theatre Raleigh.

$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
Southern Documentary Fund, Durham, NC

Support for the final year of a five-year grant to fund documentaries made about North Carolina or by North Carolinians

$20,000
University of North Carolina School of the Arts, Winston-Salem, NC

Support for the UNCSA Dean’s Discretionary Fund 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