We will support grant proposals that:
Priority will be given to:
- Address one or more of the following areas we see as critical to building economic security and prosperity for Black households in Forsyth County: creating accessible pathways to family-sustaining and high-paying careers, offering tools for wealth-building and financial stability, and supporting a thriving community of Black-owned businesses.
- Are making an impact within Forsyth County, NC.
- Are being implemented by a 501 (c)(3) organization, public school or higher education institution, or a faith-based organization. (Organizations that do not have 501(c)(3) status may ask another 501(c)3 organization to serve as a fiscal agent.)
- Black-led groups/organizations (Organizations with more than 50% of Black staff in leadership positions and/or more than 50% of board members are Black.)
- Organizations and programs that invest directly in predominately Black neighborhoods (including 27101, 27105, and 27107).
- Organizations that are actively engaging people and communities who are directly impacted by the program, setting goals with them, and listening and responding to their guidance about how the work is implemented.
For more information or to apply online, visit www.bpiws.org
Staff is available to talk through any proposal ideas and to answer any questions about the application process. For assistance, contact Shamika Starke
, strategic initiatives officer at firstname.lastname@example.org
or (336) 604- 5160.
Application deadline is midnight, Monday, November 1.
The Black Philanthropy Initiative (BPI) is a 100% Black-led initiative of The Winston-Salem Foundation launched in 2007 that explicitly, not exclusively, focuses its grantmaking and programming on needs identified in the local Black community. Over the past 14 years, BPI has provided over $378,000 in program grants to local nonprofits.
For more information on The Winston-Salem Foundation and the Black Philanthropy Initiative, visit bpiws.org.