We emailed members of our INDY Press Club and asked them who their favorite local nonprofits are. We’ve listed some of them below for you to consider for your end-of-year giving.

(Want to know more about becoming a member of the INDY Press Club? Here’s our membership form.)

A Place at the Table

P.O. Box 26205, Raleigh, NC 27611


Provides community and good food for people of all means, A Place at the Table is a “pay what you can” restaurant.

Activate Good

1053 E. Whitaker Mill Road, Suite 115, Raleigh, NC 27604


Works to activate volunteers and inspire a culture of helping others to ensure that local causes get the help they need to serve our community.


P. O. Box 12568, Raleigh, NC 27605


Working to end the unnecessary euthanasia of adoptable cats and dogs.

Cary Playwrights Forum


Provides playwrights with opportunities to develop as writers.


P.O. Box 12545, Raleigh, NC 27605


Provides access to stable, affordable housing to people who are homeless or at risk of being homeless.

Community Empowerment Fund

208 N. Columbia Street, Suite 100, Chapel Hill, NC 27514


Focused on enabling and sustaining transitions out of homelessness and poverty.

Concert Singers of Cary

c/o Cary Arts Center, 101 Dry Avenue, Cary, NC 27511


Seeks to enrich the community and support the performing arts through choral music.

Democracy NC

1821 Green Street, Durham, NC 27705


Help North Carolinians achieve meaningful pro-democracy reform through research, organizing and training.

Durham Crisis Response Center

206 N. Dillard Street, Durham, NC 27701


Works with the community to end sexual violence through advocacy, education, support, prevention.

Durham Habitat for Humanity

215 N. Church Street, Durham NC 27701


Seeking to put God’s love into action, Habitat for Humanity brings people together to build homes, communities, and hope.

Girls on the Run NC Triangle

1415 West Hwy 54, Durham, NC 27707


Inspire girls to build confidence through running games and activities as well as discussion.

Girls Rock NC

401 West Geer Street, Durham, NC 27701


Works to empower girls, women, and folks of marginalized genders through creative expression and music to be more confident and engaged members of their communities.

Good Hope Farm

c/o Piedmont Conservation Council

201 E. Main Street, 5th Floor, Durham, NC 27701


Works to increase the community’s access to farmland and connect its residents to local, healthy food. License plots up to two acres to new and expanding farmers.

Haven House

600 W. Cabarrus Street, Raleigh, NC 27603


Provide youth and their families options for therapy, skills training, learning resources, and alternative positive social activities.

Healing Transitions

1251 Goode Street, Raleigh, NC 27603


Offers innovative peer-based, recovery-oriented services to homeless, uninsured and underserved individuals with alcoholism and other drug addictions.

Institute for Southern Studies

P.O. Box 531, Durham, NC 27702


A nonprofit research and media center that exposes injustice, strengthens democracy and builds a community for change in the South.

Inter-Faith Food Shuttle

1001 Blair Drive, Suite 120, Raleigh, NC 27603


Recovers and distributes 6 million pounds of food per year, and teaches skills for self-sufficiency including culinary job skills, shopping and cooking healthy on a budget, and how to grow food.


P.O. Box 200, Durham, NC 27702


Engages students pre-K through 12th grade in an intense out-of-school musical program that includes instrumental instruction, choir, music theory, general music, orchestra, and band.

Lucy Daniels Center

9003 Weston Parkway, Cary NC 27513


The largest nonprofit provider of social, emotional, behavioral, and mental health services exclusively for children in the Triangle area.

NC League of Conservation Voters

P.O. Box 12671, Raleigh, NC 27605


Connects and engages people to protect our natural environment and promote the well-being of our communities.

NC Warn

P.O. Box 61051, Durham, NC 27715


Tackling the accelerating crisis posed by climate change by building people power for a swift North Carolina transition to clean power, and by promoting energy and climate justice.

Oak City Cares

1430 S. Wilmington Street, Raleigh NC 27603


Hub for connecting individuals and families at risk of, or currently experiencing, homelessness to coordinated services that create a path to stable housing and renewed hope.

Partners for Youth Opportunity

P.O. Box 51235, Durham, NC 27717


Works to address the growing “opportunity gap” resulting from the chronic disconnection of Durham youth from economic and educational opportunities.

Piedmont Farm Animal Refuge

7236 NC Hwy 87 N, Pittsboro, NC 27312


Provides lifelong care to rescued farm animals, educates people about the realities of animal agriculture, and promotes veganism by offering knowledge, support, and community.

Planned Parenthood


Assisting and educating people about pregnancies and other sexual health topics.

Raleigh Community Kickstand

c/o Oaks and Spokes

P.O. Box 28726, Raleigh, NC 27611


Volunteers who repair bicycles, teach bicycle maintenance and connect community resources in order to enable access to safe, reliable, self-sufficient transportation to those in need.

SAFE Haven for Cats

8431-137 Garvey Drive, Raleigh, NC 27616


A no-kill animal shelter dedicated to finding homes for homeless cats and kittens.

The Marian Cheek Jackson Center

512 W. Rosemary Street, Chapel Hill, NC 27516


Honor, renew, and building community in the historic Northside and Pine Knolls neighborhoods of Chapel Hill.

Transplanting Traditions Community Farm


Provides refugees access to land, healthy food, and agricultural and entrepreneurial opportunities.

Triangle Land Conservancy

514 S. Duke Street, Durham, NC 27701


Safeguards clean water, protects natural habitats, and supports local farms and food.

Urban Ministries of Durham

P.O. Box 249, Durham, NC 27702


Connect with the community to end homelessness and fight poverty by offering food, shelter and a future to neighbors in need.


2231 Crystal Drive, Suite 350, Arlington, VA 22202


To protect the rights and address the needs of persons in forced or voluntary migration worldwide and support their transition to a dignified life.

WakeUP Wake County

P.O. Box 6484, Raleigh, NC 27628


WakeUP Wake County promotes good growth planning and sustainable, healthy communities through education, advocacy, and civic engagement, advancing a higher quality of life for all.