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January 2014
The Curran Family Foundation increased its 2013 grants and crossed the $5 million grant threshold.
February 2013
The Curran Family Foundation celebrates 10 year anniversary and will hit the $5 million mark in total grants
January 2012
The Curran Family Foundation completed its eighth full year
February 2011
The Curran Family Foundation completed its seventh full year


The Curran Family Foundation was able to increase its 2013 grants and cross the $5 million grant threshold totaling $5,153,330 since inception January, 2014

On April 11th 2013, the Foundation celebrated ten years of service to the communities of Wake County. With a slightly better economy, the Foundation was able to increase its 2013 grants by 3.5% to $469,284 and cross the $5 million grant threshold totaling $5,153,330 since inception.

The Foundation has made 120 calendar year grants to nonprofit organizations since its inception and the largest and most impactful nonprofit organization that the Foundation supports continues to be the Triangle Aquatic Center ("TAC") in Cary, North Carolina. TAC's health, safety, recreation and competition mission is helping prevent drownings, the second leading cause of death in children age 14 and under. TAC's aquatic programs improve the health of families in the Triangle and is growing the sport of competitive swimming with all its economic, health and leadership benefits.

"It has been rewarding to see TAC continue to grow and mature and impact the health and safety of so many people in the Triangle. TAC provides aquatic programming and services to more than 400,000 visitors to the facility each year," said Michael Curran.

The Curran Family Foundation celebrates 10 year anniversary and will hit the $5 million mark in total grants February, 2013

The Michael G. Curran Family Foundation ("Curran Foundation") will celebrate two major milestones in 2013 in pursuit of its mission, "To positively impact the lives of children and young adults." First, the Curran Foundation will celebrate its tenth year anniversary serving nonprofit organizations and citizens throughout the Wake County, North Carolina community. Second, the Curran Foundation will reach $5,000,000 in total grants and donations to nonprofit organizations since its inception on April 11, 2003.

In 2012, the Curran Foundation provided grants and donations of $453,225 to ten nonprofit organizations primarily in Wake County. The Curran Foundation recognizes that there are significant needs throughout the country and the world but has decided to focus its efforts on impacting the lives of children and young adults in the Wake County communities with 98.2% of the donations being distributed to Nonprofit organizations in Wake County, NC.

The largest project and recipient of donations continues to be the Triangle Aquatic Center ("TAC"), a nonprofit pubic aquatic facility built in Cary, North Carolina without any tax funding or subsidies. With more than 420,000 visits to the aquatic facility each year, TAC is making a significant impact on the health and safety of the children and adults of Wake County. The second leading cause of accidental death in children under age fourteen is drowning. TAC sponsors a Make-A-Splash program that provides free swimming lessons to qualified families that don't have access to life saving swimming lessons.

"We plan to expand upon the foundation built in the first ten years to make an even greater impact for the children and young adults of the Wake County communities in the second ten years," said Michael Curran, President.

TITANS Rise at the Triangle Aquatic Center February, 2013

Titans logo The nonprofit Triangle Aquatic Center's long-term vision has been to host or sponsor a unified year-round USA Swim team that would successfully develop individual swimmers of all levels and abilities to their maximum potential as swimmers, individuals and leaders. TAC's goal of a unified swim team with its own state-of-the-art aquatic facility and professional staff that will compete at a national level and bring swimming in the Triangle area to new heights of recognition and success will be realized in 2013.

On April 1st, the Titans will begin the journey of fulfilling the next phase in the development of aquatic programming throughout the Wake County communities of the Triangle.

The Curran Family Foundation completed its eighth full year by donating $423,125 January, 2012

The Curran Family Foundation completed its eighth full year of service to the community by donating $423,125 to twelve (12) different health, education and faith based nonprofit organizations that positively impacted the lives of children and young adults in 2011. "The needs that children have in communities throughout the country continue to grow as the economic challenges have reduced donations and resources," said Foundation President Michael Curran.

The Foundation recognizes that there are significant needs throughout the country and the world but has decided to focus our resources in Wake County where 99.6% of the 2011 donations were granted to nonprofit organizations in Wake County that support the Foundation's mission to positively impact the lives of children and young adults. Total donations to nonprofit organization during the Foundation's eight year history now total $4,230,821.

The largest project of the Foundation continues to be the nonprofit Triangle Aquatic Center, a public aquatic facility in Cary, North Carolina that provided public access to more than 430,000 visits in 2011. TAC provides year-round public access to health, safety, recreation and competition aquatic programming for children, adults and aquatic organization in the Triangle.

The Foundation has also been a long-time supporter of the nonprofit April's Angels that provide fantasy bedrooms for chronically ill children in Wake and surrounding counties. The April's Angels board and volunteers bring new life into the homes of families with children whose activities outside the home are limited due to physical and / or mental illness.

The Curran Family Foundation completed its seventh full year by donating $413,292 February, 2011

The Curran Family Foundation completed its seventh full year of service to the community by donating $413,292 to sixteen different health, education and faith based nonprofit organizations that positively impacted the lives of children and young adults in 2010. "The needs that children have in communities throughout the country continue to grow as the economic challenges have reduced donations and resources," said Foundation President Michael Curran.

The Foundation recognizes that there are significant needs throughout the country and the world but has decided to focus our resources in Wake County where 99% of the 2010 donations were granted to nonprofit organizations in Wake County that support the Foundation's mission to positively impact the lives of children and young adults. Total donations to nonprofit organization during the Foundation's seven year history total $3,807,696.

The largest project of the Foundation continues to be the nonprofit Triangle Aquatic Center, a public aquatic facility in Cary, North Carolina that provided public access to over 420,000 visits in 2010. TAC provides year-round public access to health, safety, recreation and competition aquatic programming for children, adults and aquatic organization in the Triangle.

The Foundation has also been a long-time supporter of the nonprofit April's Angels that provide fantasy bedrooms for chronically ill children in Wake and surrounding counties. The April's Angels board and volunteers bring new life into the homes of families with children whose activities outside the home are limited due to physical and / or mental illness.

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