The theme of the luncheon was – Reemerge. Recommit. Reimagine. – a theme inspired by the resilience and dedication of our community during what has been an extremely difficult period for so many. After two years of celebrating virtually, guests were introduced to a renewed luncheon format, allowing the opportunity to interact with and hear directly from grant recipients and learn ways community members can support the work of various organizations beyond grantmaking.
Each year, The Women’s Fund seeks to support organizations implementing programs that address the challenges women face in achieving economic security so that all women and girls have access to equitable opportunities. The Women’s Fund’s unique membership model enables members to pool their financial resources to make grants to support women and girls in our community. In addition to providing funding, members participate in the grant-making process by voting on the organizations and programs that will receive funding. Through the power of collective giving made possible by our incredible members, The Women’s Fund of Winston-Salem awarded ten grants totaling $139,000, surpassing $2 million in grant support to organizations working to improve the lives of women and girls in Forsyth County.
Congratulations to The Women’s Fund of Winston-Salem’s 2022 grant recipients:
- Anuli Pregnancy Center: $12,500 to provide baby items, resources, and educational workshops for new and expecting mothers
- Bethesda Center for the Homeless: $15,000 to provide emergency and supportive services to women who are homeless
- Children's Law Center of Central North Carolina: $15,000 to support domestic violence survivors in evaluating their needs and barriers and connecting them to community resources
- City with Dwellings: $15,000 to support a peer support program for women experiencing homelessness
- Dress for Success Winston-Salem: $9,000 for a coaching and mentoring program for women
- Eliza's Helping Hands, Inc: $15,000 to provide holistic support, counseling, educational workshops, and enrichment activities for girls to improve social, emotional, and career opportunities
- Financial Pathways of the Piedmont: $12,500 for a matched savings program and individualized financial counseling, coaching, and education
- LEAD Girls of NC: $15,000 to support programs designed to help middle and high school girls develop critical social and emotional skills
- Mi Casa: $15,000 to provide education, advocacy, and outreach services for local Spanish-speaking communities
- Neighborhood's Hands: $15,000 to provide tutoring, mentoring, educational workshops, and health and wellness activities for girls of color to improve confidence and emotional well-being
ABOUT THE WOMEN’S FUND OF WINSTON-SALEM
The Women’s Fund of Winston-Salem is a community of passionate women creating social change through the power of collective giving. Established in 2005, our mission is to engage our community to build economic security for women and girls in Forsyth County.
Our members include individuals from all walks of life, backgrounds, and circumstances. They are corporate and nonprofit leaders, educators, activists, community leaders, entrepreneurs, students, and volunteers.
We share the belief that all women and girls in Forsyth County should have equal opportunities and the skills and resources to be independent, self-sufficient, and contributing members of the community. So far, the Fund has granted more than $2.1 million to programs that directly benefit the women and girls of Forsyth County. More at womensfundws.org.