The Marcus Harris Foundation is a nonprofit organization committed to serving children, families, and the community at large.
Through our uniquely designed programs and services, we offer a wide variety of opportunities and resources in education,
entrepreneurship, and much more.
Launched in 2016 by Marcus, our annual Christmas Smiles Drive provides toys, books, games, and other gifts to children in the emergency shelter of the Durham Crisis Response Center on Christmas morning.
Reflecting Marcus' commitment to social justice, we've launched a company blog, addressing everything from the need for money bail reform to ending the school-to-prison pipeline.
As part of his commitment to community improvement, Marcus has launched the Vigilant Struggle Series, through which we screen films advocating for positive social change.
Inspired by Marcus' desire to help young poets with their craft, we've launched the Marcus Harris Poetry Fellowship, providing financial assistance to aspiring writers.