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link resources to action, strengthening Forsyth County—now and forever.

COVID-19 Response Fund for Forsyth County

This community fund will rapidly deploy resources to organizations at the front lines of the coronavirus outbreak in Forsyth County.

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Grants for Nonprofits
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Celebrating a Centennial: A Year in Review

The Foundation was established in 1919 with a donation of $1,000. Over these one hundred years, thousands of individuals and organizations have partnered with us to improve the quality of life in Winston-Salem, its surrounding areas, and beyond.  Learn more about how we celebrated this historic milestone in 2019 and how we’re planning to make significant impact as we enter our second century of service to our community.

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Giving from the Heart

Few people knew the philanthropic side of Gordon Pfefferkorn. A simple man, he eschewed spending money on material things and instead gave his resources to empower countless young people in Forsyth County to further their education with scholarships through The Winston-Salem Foundation.

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A Safe Haven of Support

Nestled among 53 acres in Tobaccoville is a place where people of all ages and abilities can achieve wholeness and acceptance. For Laura Pallavicini, it is a magical place. She discovered Riverwood Therapeutic Riding Center in 1999 when, fresh out of UNC-Chapel Hill, she moved to Winston-Salem for work.

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Focusing on Education

Richard and Becky Davis believe in education. “To me education is the key to our success,” says Richard, who believes it generates more opportunities for individuals, not only with work, but also with housing, health, longevity and overall quality of life."

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Our commitment to racial equity

Learn more about how and why the Foundation is applying a racial equity lens to its work in the community—as well as inside its own walls.

Read about our Commitment to Racial Equity

Our focus areas for community investment

Learn how the Foundation is evolving to meet our community’s needs through our Focus Areas.

Read about our Focus Areas