The Winston-Salem Foundation Announces January Community Grants

The Winston-Salem Foundation Announces January Community Grants


The Winston-Salem Foundation announces 21 Community Grants totaling $428,876 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, community and economic development, health, human services, public interest, and recreation.

• Associated Artists of Winston-Salem - $9,000 for technology upgrades
• CareNet - $19,232 to provide eye movement desensitization and reprocessing training
• Catholic Charities Diocese of Charlotte - $29,400 for a translation and interpretation network project director for a third year
• Crisis Control Ministry - $9,310 to support the Poverty Simulation Initiative for a third year
• Financial Pathways of the Piedmont - $46,000 to expand the Representative Payee Program
• Forsyth County - $25,000 for the Stepping Up Process to End Recidivism project for a second year
• Habitat for Humanity of Forsyth County - $22,500 for a marketing and volunteer engagement manager for a second year
• Hispanic League - $31,716 for a full-time development director for a second year
• Hoops4L.Y.F.E. - $500 for a youth basketball program
• Neighbors for Better Neighborhoods - $2,418 to purchase outcome tracking software for three years
• Neighbors for Better Neighborhoods - $15,000 to provide funds for neighborhood projects and programs
• Olio - $5,000 to expand the Youth Apprentice Program
• Sawtooth School for Visual Art - $30,000 for a director of data and information services
• Shepherd’s Center of Greater Winston-Salem - $9,800 for a part-time outreach and volunteer coordinator for a third year
• Shepherd’s Center of Kernersville - $30,000 for a volunteer service coordinator
• Twin City Youth Soccer Association - $30,000 for a director of development
• Ujima Community Development Corporation - $40,000 to support economic development activities in the City View neighborhood for a third year
• Wake Forest University Health Sciences - $29,000 for a dementia education coordinator
• Wheels4Hope - $20,000 to establish a part-time office in Winston-Salem
• Winston-Salem Delta Fine Arts - $10,000 for a full-time executive director for a second year
• Winston-Salem Theatre Alliance - $15,000 for a capital campaign feasibility study

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 1,450 funds and had total custodial assets of more than $603 million at the end of 2017. In 2017, the Foundation granted $46.3 million to charitable causes, almost $2.9 million of which was through its Community Grants program. Learn more at