Fox Family Foundation grant awards are made with the following considerations:

  • emphasis on Durham County primarily and the Triangle region — Durham, Orange, and Wake Counties secondarily
  • organizational leadership
  • breadth and evidence of impact
  • financial health
  • alignment of organizational and/or community priorities
  • fit with the Foundation’s vision, area/s of support, approach, targets, and/or collaboration interests

For project-based grants, successful applications will answer these questions:

  • Are the project deliverable/s and/or desired outcome/s clear and realistic given the proposed timeline and activities?
  • Has the applicant clearly identified the resources necessary to carry out the work successfully?
  • Does the overall project cost seems reasonable for the project as described and the aim/s to be achieved?
  • As applicable, has the applicant already identified other necessary revenue or funding sources to support the project and/or established their capacity to raise additional funds needed?