Black Philanthropy Initiative requests 2016 grant proposals

Black Philanthropy Initiative requests 2016 grant proposals
September 08
06:00 2016


Nonprofit organizations serving the Winston-Salem/Forsyth County area are now eligible to apply for grant funding from the Foundation’s Black Philanthropy Initiative (BPI), a volunteer-led group dedicated to celebrating the traditions of giving in the black community.

BPI is now accepting program proposals for its three focus areas below. Organizations seeking to enhance their current programs or those planning to implement new program-ming serving African-Americans in our community are encouraged to apply.

1. Education – program areas may include: after-school programs, mentor-ing programs, and pro-grams designed to improve graduation rates or other educational programs with an academic focus.

2. Parenting – program areas may include: teen parenting, fatherhood, child-parent relationships, and other related issues for either teens or adults.

3. Financial Literacy -program areas may include debt avoidance, finance, savings, budgeting, and related issues for either teens or adults.

The Black Philanthropy Initiative will make grants in amounts of up to $5,000 each, and the BPI Advisory Committee will notify grant recipients in December 2016.

How to apply: Applications may be submitted electronically or by mail. The application is now available online at The application deadline is 5:00 p.m. on Sept. 29, 2016.

An informational meet-ing about the BPI grant application process will be held on Monday, Sept. 12 at 6 p.m. on the third floor of the Foundation’s offices at 751 West Fourth St. Parking is available in the building’s lot on 4 ½ Street.

For questions or additional information, contact Sandra Fishel-Booth at The Winston-Salem Foundation at 336-725-2382.

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