Foundation announces November Community Grants

Foundation announces November Community Grants
January 11
01:37 2018

The Winston-Salem Foundation announced 18 Community Grants totaling $501,960 that will touch the lives of many living in Forsyth County.

This support is made possible by donors to the Foundation’s unrestricted funds and other flexible funds. Grants were awarded to organizations in the following program areas: arts and culture, education, environment, health, human services, public interest, and recreation.

They are:

*Big Brothers Big Sisters Services – $31,500 for a full-time marketing, communications, and outreach coordinator for a second year

*Center for Smart Financial Choices – $5,000 for a part-time youth program educator for a third year

*Exchange SCAN – $44,000 for a director of community outreach

*Family Services – $85,000 for the capital campaign

*Goodwill Industries of Northwest NC – $40,000 to transition Youth In Transition to Crossnore School and Children’s Home

*Junior Achievement of the Triad – $11,760 for a programs manager for a third year

*Leadership Winston-Salem – $12,000 for a part-time program coordinator and a part-time alumni coordinator for a third year

*Lutheran Services Carolinas – $35,000 for a full-time family recruiter

*Novant Health Foundation-Forsyth – $35,000 for a pediatric behavioral health therapist

*Old Hickory Council, Boy Scouts of America – $14,700 for a full-time marketing director for a third year

*Piedmont Women in Agriculture – $500 to provide educational materials at local gathering

*RiverRun International Film Festival – $10,500 for a development coordinator for a third year

*SECU Commons – $24,500 for an operations director and workforce development staff

*The Forsyth Promise – $50,000 to support the Forsyth County Cradle to Career partnership for a fourth year

*Triad Restorative Justice – $1,000 for the Circle Keepers Network initiative

*Trinity Center – $5,500 for a strategic plan

*Winston-Salem Symphony – $75,000 for the capital campaign

*YWCA of Winston-Salem/Forsyth County – $21,000 for a vice president of advancement for a second year

The Winston-Salem Foundation is a community foundation that supports charitable programs in the greater Forsyth County area. Founded in 1919 with a $1,000 gift, it now administers over 1,300 funds and had total custodial assets of $453 million at the end of 2016. In 2016, the Foundation granted $38.4 million to charitable causes, $2.8 million of which was through the Community Grants program. Learn more at

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