Within this focus area, BPI will support grant proposals that:
- are designed with a focus on racial equity to ensure all K-12 and higher education systems have the support they need so that every student thrives.
- are designed to make a positive impact on students of color with an explicit focus on Black students.
- 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 a 501(c)(3) may utilize an organization with one to serve as its fiscal agent.)
For this grant round, priority will be given to
- Black-led groups/organizations.
- public schools with a high population of Black students.
- organizations and programs that invest directly in predominately Black schools and/or neighborhoods.
- organizations/schools that are actively engaging students, parents, and/or educators in helping to guide the organization’s work in education and determine its goals.
Staff is available to talk through proposal ideas and answer any questions about the application process. Contact Strategic Initiatives Officer Shamika Starke
at firstname.lastname@example.org or (336) 604-5160.
For more information or to apply online, visit www.bpiws.org
Application deadline is midnight, Monday, May 16.
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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 15 years, BPI has provided over $528,000 in program grants to local nonprofits.