COVID-19 Response Fund Grants

The COVID-19 Response Fund for Forsyth County was established to provide critical support to local nonprofits that are assisting with the immediate needs of economically vulnerable populations impacted by COVID-19.

Grant programs will be offered in phases by evaluating the funds available, community needs, and government response. United Way of Forsyth County and The Winston-Salem Foundation are administering the fund, charging no administrative fees.

CURRENT GRANT OPPORTUNITIES

There are no current grant opportunities; additional grant rounds are anticipated in late summer or early fall.

GRANTS DISTRIBUTION COMMITTEE

Applications will be reviewed and grant decisions made by:

  • Jason W. Baisden – Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust
  • Nora D. Ferrell – Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust
  • Sandra Fishel-Booth – The Winston-Salem Foundation
  • Maegan Gomez – Community Representative
  • Courtney James – Community Representative
  • Cheryl Lindsay – Hanesbrands
  • Reginald McCaskill – Ministers Conference of Winston-Salem and Vicinity
  • Peggy S. Reingold – Wells Fargo
  • Mamie Sutphin – Reynolds American, Inc.
  • Brent A. Waddell – Truist
  • Deborah T. Wilson – United Way of Forsyth County

PREVIOUS PHASES OF GRANTMAKING

During the first phase of grantmaking, the COVID-19 Response Fund provided one-time general operating support to nonprofits to assist with the immediate needs of economically vulnerable populations impacted by COVID-19.

In this phase, 52 nonprofits were awarded $2,563,000 from private contributions to the Fund. In a separate review process, the City of Winston-Salem awarded an additional $1,000,000 in grants to 23 local nonprofits.

Phase One Nonprofit Grants >

For more information
Sandra Fishel-Booth
Program Officer, Inclusive Economy
sfishelbooth@wsfoundation.org
(336) 607-5125