Winston-Salem Foundation announces over $467,000 in July grants to local nonprofits

Winston-Salem Foundation announces over $467,000 in July grants to local nonprofits


The Winston-Salem Foundation announces 23 Community Grants totaling $467,632 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: animal welfare, arts and culture, community and economic development, education, environment, health, human services, public interest, and recreation.

A/perture Cinema - $25,000 for a full-time donor relations and marketing/outreach
Addiction Recovery Care Association (ARCA) - $20,000 to conduct a feasibility study for a new dormitory/medical facility
Authoring Action - $11,900 to support part-time marketing and administrative support
positions for a third year
Center for Creative Economy -$23,511 for a part-time operations manager and a part-time marketing manager for a second year
Community Care Center for Forsyth County - $45,000 for a full-time director of
Crosby Scholars Community Partnership - $28,000 for a full-time advisor coordinator
position for a second year
Experiment in Self-Reliance - $40,246 to support the Building Blocks program
Family Services - $18,200 for the Family Violence Prevention Initiative for a second year
Forsyth County - $11,000 for the NCIDA micro-enterprise match-savings program
Forsyth Education Partnership - $13,000 for the expansion of the program manager
Girl Scouts Carolinas Peaks to Piedmont - $24,500 for an outreach program manager for a third year
Goler Community Development Corporation - $62,500 for community development
projects in areas around Goler Memorial AME Zion Church and east Winston-Salem for a third year
GreeNest - $5,000 for QuickBooks training and accounting infrastructure assistance
Humane Solution Spay/Neuter Program - $1,000 for a strategic planning consultant
Love Out Loud - $16,000 for the Pathways project
NC Cooperative Extension Service, Forsyth County - $4,000 to build social capital by
expanding community gardens in Forsyth County
NC Cooperative Extension Service, Forsyth County - $5,400 to continue funding the
restoration of the Arboretum at Tanglewood
Piedmont Wind Symphony - $12,000 to expand the executive director role to full-time
ReadWS - $15,000 for a part-time marketing and development staff member
Riverwood Therapeutic Riding Center - $14,401 to help support an executive transition
SECCA Foundation - $23,100 for a volunteer coordinator/museum preparator for a second year
Strong@Home - $38,874 for a family advocate in the Boston-Thurmond neighborhood for a second year
United Way of Forsyth County - $10,000 for a strategic plan for the Winston-Salem/
Forsyth County Continuum of Care
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 over 1,300 funds and had total custodial assets of $453 million at the end of 2016. In 2016, the Foundation granted $38.4 million to charitable causes, $2.8 million of which was through the Community Grants program. Learn more at