We strongly believe in giving back to our wonderful community. We have and will continue to support these local organizations.
Pauli Murray Center for History and Social Justice
The Pauli Murray Center for History and Social Justice engages diverse communities to lift up the life and legacy of activist, legal scholar, feminist, poet, Episcopal priest, and LGBTQ+ community member, the Rev. Dr. Pauli Murray, in order to address enduring inequities and injustice in our nation.
Ellerbe Creek Watershed Association
The Ellerbe Creek Watershed Association is a nonprofit working to restore a healthy, living creek that connects people and nature in Durham. We protected our first six acres in 1999. Since then, we have acquired more than 450 acres, including five nature preserves that we manage for public recreation, water quality, and native plant and habitat restoration. GCS is one of the Supporters of the Beaver Queen Pageant and it is the biggest fundraiser ECWA puts on annually.
Historic Stagville Foundation
The mission of the Historic Stagville Foundation is ‘to promote Stagville as a cultural and historical resource by preserving and interpreting its history with a focus on celebrating the heritage, agency, resilience, and self-empowerment of its enslaved and descendant communities’.
The Poor People’s Campaign
Today, the Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival has picked up this unfinished work. From Alaska to Arkansas, the Bronx to the border, people are coming together to confront the interlocking evils of systemic racism, poverty, ecological devastation, militarism and the war economy, and the distorted moral narrative of religious nationalism. We understand that as a nation we are at a critical juncture — that we need a movement that will shift the moral narrative, impact policies and elections at every level of government, and build lasting power for poor and impacted people.
The Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina
The Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina (the Food Bank) is a nonprofit organization that has provided food for our friends and neighbors facing hunger in 34 counties in central and eastern North Carolina for 40 years. The Food Bank is an affiliate member of Feeding America, the nation’s leading domestic hunger relief charity. In terms of total food distributed, the Food Bank ranks in the top 15 nationally among 200 Feeding America food banks and first in North Carolina. Our food distribution programs and child nutrition programs are based on national models.