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.
The final phase of responsive grants from the COVID-19 Response Fund for Forsyth County will fund local nonprofit organizations to assist with the immediate needs of economically vulnerable populations impacted by COVID-19.
Organizations may apply for grant support in one of two program areas:
Organizations that received funding in past phases of the COVID-19 Response Fund are eligible to apply again during this final phase.
Grants will be made to 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations or charitable organizations able to receive tax-deductible contributions, such as schools, faith-based organizations, and other public entities. Grants will not be made to individuals or small businesses.
To apply, visit the Foundation’s Grant Application Portal; applications will be accepted through October 9 at 5 PM.
Applications will be reviewed and grant decisions made by:
During the first phase of grantmaking in April, 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 Grants >
Data has shown that Latinx households in Forsyth County have been disproportionately impacted by the novel coronavirus and its effects.
In August, the Fund made a $121,000 proactive grant to the Hispanic League on behalf of a public/private partnership to help Latinx individuals meet financial needs that arise from testing positive for COVID-19 and needing to quarantine. Services include supportive housing and rent/mortgage assistance due to lost wages during the quarantine period. Phase Two Grant >