For over a decade, the initiative has provided support and grant funding to local non-profits working to improve the lives of blacks in our community, and in that time, recognized a need and desire to be more strategic with their efforts in promoting equitable outcomes for blacks in Forsyth County.
In May 2017, BPI sought the services of Gramercy Research Group to gather and synthesize data in Forsyth County as it relates to black families. This important collection of data has been compiled into BPI’s first report, Rethinking Philanthropy: An Exploration of Black Communities in Forsyth County.
“We are so very excited to share this report. We believe it pulls back the curtain on the multiple and varied factors that result in racial disparities, but it also gives us a place to begin to move forward,” says Sabrina Slade, Director of Strategic Initiatives at the Winston-Salem Foundation. “We believe this report will be a tool and a catalyst for community collaborations, for candid dialogue, and for change. We look forward to hearing new community voices and rethinking our approach to the investment of time, talent, and resources in our communities.”
This new report will be released to the public at a press conference on Thursday, September 20 at 9:30 am at the Forsyth County Central Library Auditorium, 660 W 5th St, Winston-Salem, NC 27101. The event is free and open to the public. Space is limited – to RSVP visit the following link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/bpireport2018 or contact Shamika Starke, Manager, Strategic Initiatives at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information about opportunities to support the Black Philanthropy Initiative of The Winston-Salem Foundation, contact Ms. Sabrina Slade, Director, Strategic Initiatives at email@example.com or visit www.wsfoundation.org/BPI.