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Libby Richards

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Libby Richards
Senior Community Programs Officer

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Community Programs

Triangle Community Foundation dedicates its mission to enhancing the lives of all residents of the Triangle now and for future generations. It addresses pressing regional needs through initiatives supported by discretionary funds.  Based on regional data and recommendations from community leaders, the Foundation has developed new community programs providing support for what matters: People and Places


Building a path to literacy, housing, health and employment

Triangle Community Foundation recognizes the importance of quality education and community support structures that will ultimately improve the lives of people in the region. Support for People will focus in the following areas: 

Youth Literacy: Encouraging youth success by improving early childhood reading proficiency

Community Development: Expanding access to opportunity through comprehensive housing, health, and employment


Creating a vibrant region with diverse and robust cultural and natural resources

Triangle Community Foundation recognizes the importance of a strong cultural identity and conservation of land that will ultimately improve the lives of people in the region.
Support for Places will focus in the following areas:

Regional Cultural Identity: Strengthening the capacity of artistic and cultural organizations by providing training with a focus on regionalism

Conservation of Natural Resources: Investing in strategies to conserve land and protect green space in the Triangle

Strategies for Impact

The Foundation will use the following strategies to maximize impact:

  • Direct grant support for capacity building and programming. Learn more about grant programs here.
  • Forums and convenings that encourage partnerships and collaboration and educate the community.
  • Research to inform the community and inspire action.
  • Partners

    To view our partners from Support for People: Capacity Building Partnerships (Phase I: Assessment Grants), click here.