Forsyth County Teacher Grants

Grants, in amounts of up to $2,500, are available for teachers, guidance counselors, instructional facilitators, media coordinators, and other educators in the Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools for various professional growth and enrichment opportunities.

Grants are awarded in support of innovative and results-oriented educational opportunities that enable educators to enhance their impact on students and enrich the subject and/or content being taught in the classroom. These projects should expand the knowledge and skills of both teachers and students.

We are most appreciative of the component funds that support our Forsyth County Teacher Grants program: the Sam and Anne Booke Family Trust, the Gaddy Educator Fund, the Doris Joyce Kohfeldt Educator Fund, the Maytrice Walton Fund, and the Blanche Raper Zimmerman Fund.

What We Fund

Requests may include:

  • Innovative classroom experiences
  • Educational travel to be incorporated into the classroom and/or school curriculum
  • Local, state, and national conferences, workshops, or seminars
  • Other professional growth and enrichment opportunities

Priority will be given to requests that demonstrate the following:

  • Impact on students
  • Professional development of the applicant
  • Connection of the educational experience/project to classroom content
  • The dissemination of activities and lessons to other educators
Examples of past grants
  • $2,500 to attend the Writing Institute at Teachers College, Columbia University
  • $1,600 to attend a four-day Restorative Practices training
  • $2,268 to attend the Science in the Rockies workshop
  • $2,500 for a cultural immersion experience in India and Nepal
  • $2,054 for a two-week excursion following the Trail of Tears
  • $1,200 for an on-site Japanese internment workshop
  • $2,500 for a weeklong exploration of historic and cultural sites in Israel and Palestine
  • $1,149 to participate in the NASA Space Camp for Educators
  • $870 to create a garden to enhance study of Monarch butterflies and their migration

Applicants should submit only one application per deadline. Funds cannot be used for salary support of applicants, graduate studies, or national board certification.  Equipment is a low priority.

How to Apply

Visit the Foundation’s Grant Application Portal for application deadlines.

Note: If two or more educators are planning on participating in the same project together, you will have the option to complete a group application; each educator is eligible to receive up to $2,500.

Selection and payment process: An advisory committee of professional educators will review applications and select grant recipients. Applicants will be notified of funding decisions by the end of February. Grants will be paid directly to recipients.

For more information
Brittney Gaspari
Vice President, Community Investment
bgaspari@wsfoundation.org
(336) 725-2382