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.  


In these videos, past teacher grant recipients discuss how creative ideas can help activate learning with students.

How to Apply

Forsyth County Teacher Grant applications are considered once a year in the winter; applicants will receive a decision within a two-month review period.

The application opened on December 11 and was due at 5PM on February 1. The 2024 application process has closed. The application will reopen in December.

To apply, visit the Foundation’s Grant Application Portal and register for an account. (Please register at least two weeks before the deadline so our staff has time to approve your registration.) For more info about creating an account, read our registration instructions. If you need technical assistance, please contact us at and we will follow-up within 1-2 business days.

Selection and payment process: An advisory committee of professional educators will review applications and select grant recipients. Grants will be paid directly to recipients. Reporting is required at the end of the grant period.

For more information
Anna Brewer
Program Associate
(336) 607-5106