Durham One Fund

United Way of the Greater Triangle (United Way), in partnership with Triangle Community Foundation, City of Durham, County of Durham and local nonprofits, has established the Durham One Fund to support the individuals and families impacted by the explosion in downtown Durham on April 10. The Fund serves as a vehicle to accept donations for nonprofit organizations providing short and long–term human services for residents of Durham County in response to natural and/or large-scale disasters. The Durham One Fund is working with nonprofit and governmental partners to distribute funds raised to individuals impacted by the explosion.

Businesses who suffered economic injury as a result of the explosion on April 10, 2019 may apply for relief assistance by filling out the application below. The information gathered from this intake form will be used to assess needs; however filling out this application does not guarantee funds. Individuals will need to show documented proof of impact. Incomplete or invalid information will not be processed. 

Please note that the Durham One Fund is not funded by the City. The City will provide a needs assessment evaluation of applications, and make recommendations about suggested funding for individuals. Final disbursement decisions will be made by the Durham One Fund Advisory Committee.


The deadline to apply for support from the Durham One Fund has been extended to Friday, July 12th at 11:59 PM EST. 

Those who have suffered economic injury may apply below. Economic Injury includes displacement costs as a result of the explosion (moving costs, rental deposits, transition support, etc.) Please note that verification of the information provided will be required.

Durham One Fund Application