Focus Area Grants

In the fall of 2017 the Foundation announced two new broad focus areas for our community investments—Building an Inclusive Economy and Advancing Equity in Education. To further refine our priorities in these areas, we have spent the past year listening to hundreds of individuals from across Forsyth County to gather perspectives to inform our new priorities.

We have created a microsite, Evolving to Meet Community Needs, that reflects more about what we heard in our listening conversations and reveals how the Foundation is evolving to serve the community in these critical focus areas.

As a result of our listening and strategy sessions with our grantees, partners, and directly-impacted community members, the Foundation has identified six initial priority areas in which to begin our programmatic work within our two broad focus areas.

Building an Inclusive Economy

Advancing Equity in Education

RESPONSIVE GRANTMAKING

Our initial grant funding in June 2019 addressed access to efficient and affordable transportation. Learn more about our transportation grants > 

We are continuing our proactive work in all six priority areas and will work toward additional responsive grantmaking rounds in the future.

How to Apply

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Layla Garms
Program Officer, Equity in Education
lgarms@wsfoundation.org
(336) 714-3462
Sandra Fishel-Booth
Program Officer, Inclusive Economy
sfishelbooth@wsfoundation.org
(336) 714-3463
Charlie Gardner
Program Officer, Inclusive Economy
cgardner@wsfoundation.org
(336) 271-0500