The Institute works to diversify the marketplace to expand economic opportunity and growth in North Carolina and beyond.

Our work is funded entirely by grants, donations and business diversity contracts with public and private organizations.

Please help us continue this important work with a financial contribution.


Or complete this form and mail it with your check to:

The Institute
P.O. Box 1331
Durham, NC 27701

Planned Giving

A planned gift can provide stable, long-term support for the Institute's programs and services. Institute staff members are available to discuss options for making a planned gift, such as a bequest, life insurance or annuity.

To schedule an appointment contact:

Tanya Branch, Chief Financial Officer
(919) 956-8889
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The Institute's investors provide financial support that makes our work possible.

Sustaining Partners

Bank of America
Carolinas Virginia Minority Supplier Development Council
Duke Energy
First Citizens Bank
Merck & Co.
PNC Bank
U.S. Department of Commerce Minority Business Development Agency
U.S. Small Business Administration
Wells Fargo
Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation


American Product Distributors
American Safety Products
AT&T North Carolina
BWC Consulting
Carolinas-Virginia Minority Supplier Development Council
City of Durham
Covenant Trucking
Crescent Construction Services Inc.
C.T. Wilson Construction Co.
Duke Energy
Duke University
Fifth Third Bank
Food Lion
Hardin Construction
LA Harris & Associates
Lend Lease
N.C. Electric Cooperatives
N.C. Mutual Life Insurance Company
Piedmont Investment Advisors
Public Allies North Carolina
Raytheon Company
T.A. Loving Co.
The Banks Law Firm
The Freelon Group
Thomas & Gibbs CPAs PLLC
Tydings & Rosenberg LLP


The Institute's work is funded entirely by grants and business diversity contracts with public and private organizations and donations.