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 Grant Deadlines

Our initial grant funding addresses:

Recognizing all the available tools and resources we have to support our new priorities, we are moving our work forward in all six priority areas. We will continue to advance our learning as we work toward additional responsive grantmaking rounds.

How to Apply

Information on our grant round addressing the racial wealth gap will be available in the fall of 2019.

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For more information
Amanda Bennett
Program Officer
abennett@wsfoundation.org
(336) 231-0500
Sandra Fishel-Booth
Program Officer
sfishelbooth@wsfoundation.org
(336) 714-3463
Layla Garms
Program Officer
lgarms@wsfoundation.org
(336) 714-3462