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The nonprofit organizations and charities of Durham, North Carolina, do a lot to help and support struggling families, children, animals, and more within the community. Below, we’ve put together a list of 10 nonprofits in Durham doing great work to make the city a better place.

10 Outstanding Nonprofit Organizations in Durham, NC

Animal Protection Society of Durham (APS)

The Animal Protection Society provides care and safekeeping to about 5,000 stray, abandoned, abused, and neglected animals every year. By donating, you can help give animals the food, shelter, and medical attention they need.

Habitat for Humanity® of Durham

Habitat for Humanity® of Durham is dedicated to providing quality, affordable homes to deserving members of the community. Volunteers from all over the county and beyond come together to build housing for families and individuals in need.

Durham’s Partnership for Children

The goal of Durham’s Partnership for Children is to prepare children to enter their first years of school, setting them on the right track for bright and healthy futures. Through early childhood programs, each child receives the attention and guidance they need to succeed.

Caring House

To help the adult outpatients of the Duke Cancer Institute, Caring House provides comfortable and affordable housing that suits their personal and medical needs.

Meals on Wheels of Durham, Inc.

Meals on Wheels of Durham provides quality, nutritious meals to the elderly, disabled, and other members of the Durham community. Volunteers deliver meals to community members each weekday.

Keep Durham Beautiful

Volunteers of the nonprofit organization, Keep Durham Beautiful, remove litter and harmful waste, plant trees and community gardens, host educational programs, and do so much more to keep the city looking its best.

Exchange Family Center

The Exchange Family Center helps families and children by promoting healthy family relationships and preventing child abuse through education, counseling, and supportive services.

Church World Service (CWS) Durham

CWS Durham assists refugees and immigrants in the Triangle area by connecting them with culturally and linguistically appropriate resources and services, so they can live confidently and freely.

Junior League of Durham and Orange Counties (JLDOC)

The JLDOC brings women together who are passionate about volunteering, improving the lives of others, and making significant changes in the world.


CASA supports homeless or low-income community members, many of whom live with a disability by providing affordable housing in Raleigh and Durham.

Are you ready to become a force for good? Learn how you can volunteer with CASA to help end homelessness, or make a donation today.