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Our Partners

The success of Bridge Builders Carolinas' efforts relies on a broad network of partners: educators, community partners, funders, interfaith organizations, higher education campuses, and more. 


Interfaith Youth Core (IFYC) is a national nonprofit that works toward an America where people of different faiths, worldviews, and traditions can bridge differences and find common values to build a shared life together.

Founded by Dr. Eboo Patel, a leading voice in the movement for interfaith cooperation, IFYC provides national support, guidance, resources, and more to our BBC team as we leverage an interfaith approach to tackling some of the most pressing social issues in the Carolinas. 

National Host Organization:
Interfaith Youth Core 

Funding Partner:
The Duke Endowment 


The Duke Endowment is based in Charlotte and was established in 1924 by industrialist and philanthropist James B. Duke. The Endowment is a private foundation that strengthens communities in North Carolina and South Carolina by nurturing children, promoting health, educating minds, and enriching spirits. Since its founding, it has distributed more than $4 billion in grants. The Endowment shares a name with Duke University and Duke Energy, but all are separate organizations.

To date, the Duke Endowment has awarded Interfaith Youth Core and Bridge Builders Carolinas $1.2 million in funding in support of our interfaith efforts.

Strategic Leadership Council

Since BBC's inception, community leaders came together to form our Strategic Leadership Council, providing critical support, wisdom, and counsel as we build bridges across difference in the Carolinas.

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