W-S Foundation announces January community grants

W-S Foundation announces January community grants
February 19
00:00 2015

The Winston-Salem Foundation announces 25 Community Grants totaling $422,896 that will touch the lives of many living in Forsyth County.

Grants were awarded to organizations in the following program areas: arts and culture, community and economic development, education, health, human services and public interest.

The organizations receiving awards are:

*Center for Creative Economy – $15,000 for the Swerve program

*Children’s Home Society of NC – $4,000 for a second year of support for marketing

*Children’s Law Center of Central NC – $25,000 for a second year of support for a director of development

*Forsyth Education Partnership – $22,000 for a part-time educator warehouse manager for a second year

*Group Homes of Forsyth – $30,000 for marketing and development analysis and strategy

*Hispanics in Philanthropy – $10,000 to support Forsyth County organizations responding to administrative relief and Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals

*Hosanna House of Transition – $8,000 for consultant services to develop a worker cooperative model for an employment training program

*Imprints – $15,000 for a business development director for a third year

*Lowrance Middle School PTA – $9,465 to fund a summer respite care program for students with disabilities and their families

*Moravian Church in America, Southern Province – $15,000 to assist with operating costs for the City with Dwellings winter shelter

*NC Institute of Medicine – $10,000 to establish a state-wide task force on Alzheimer’s Disease

*NC Institute of Political Leadership – $8,000 to expand programming for women and collegiate students and establish Alumni Councils

*Next Step Ministries – $4,800 for a new client database

*Salem Academy and College – $50,000 for the capital campaign

*School Health Alliance for Forsyth County – $9,131 to support a behavioral treatment project for students and families affected by Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder

*Second Sundays on Fourth – $3,000 for marketing assistance to diversify its audience

*Senior Services – $40,000 to support the Home Care program for high-risk seniors for a second year

*Smith Farm Elementary PTA – $10,000 for the construction of a playground

*Sunnyside Ministry of the Moravian Church – $12,000 for a program manager for a second year

*Veterans Helping Veterans Heal, Inc. – $20,000 to develop marketing materials

*Vigils for Healing – $2,500 to provide monetary support for the family members of victims of violent death

*WinstonNet – $25,000 to expand the executive director’s part time hours for a second year

*Winston-Salem Symphony – $30,000 for a resource coordinator position

*Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools – $30,000 to support family engagement programs in the Winston-Salem/ Forsyth County Schools for a third year

*World Relief High Point – $15,000 for the Anti-Human Trafficking program manager position

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 approximately 1,300 funds and had total custodial assets of $384.3 million at the end of 2014.

In 2014, the Foundation granted $24.8 million to charitable causes, over $2 million of which was through the Community Grants program. Learn more at

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