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August 24, 2022

Announcing more than $1.2 Million in Community Grants in the First Half of 2022

The Winston-Salem Foundation committed $1,279,838 toward 44 Community Grants in the first half of 2022. This grant support is made possible by community members who support the Foundation’s flexible grantmaking funds. Learn more about our grant programs for local nonprofits and community groups.


Capacity-Building Grants strengthen local nonprofits by supporting adaptation, strong management and technical skills, and diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) training and coaching to help organizations advance racial equity through their work.  

  • A/perture Cinema – $11,995 for staff, board, and volunteer DEI training and $37,000 for a theater support services coordinator over two years  
  • Age-Friendly Forsyth – $54,750 for staff expansion and contracted services over three years  
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters Services – $54,750 for a director of operations over three years  
  • Bookmarks – $54,750 to support development consultation and grant writing development assistant over three years  
  • Carver High School Alumni Association – $13,140 for technology assistance  
  • Child Care Resource Center – $54,750 for strategic plan implementation  
  • Downtown Winston-Salem Foundation – $15,000 for the downtown development plan  
  • Enrichment Center – $16,000 for professional development, succession planning, and staff training for a second year  
  • Fellowship Home of Winston-Salem NC – $54,750 for resource development over three years  
  • Forsyth Futures – $54,750 for DEI audit and training over three years  
  • Gateway Nature Preserve – $13,200 for marketing assistance and website  
  • greeNest – $54,750 for a community engagement manager over three years  
  • Horizons Residential Care Center – $34,000 for board consultation and succession planning over two years  
  • Humane Solution Spay/Neuter Program – $5,250 for an operations manager for a third year  
  • Junior Achievement of the Triad – $10,753 for DEI assessment, training, and planning consultation over two years  
  • Kaleideum – $42,500 to support DEI consultation for exhibit design over two years  
  • Parenting PATH – $54,750 to support electronic health records, Medicaid billing, and administrative staff expansion over three years  
  • Positive Wellness Alliance – $20,000 for staff and board DEI training and consultation and $15,000 for strategic planning  
  • ReadWS – $54,750 for marketing and communications planning over three years  
  • Salvation Army – $25,000 for strategic planning  
  • Senior Services – $42,000 for DEI evaluation, training, and planning consultation over three years  
  • St. Paul United Methodist Church – $47,250 for community outreach coordinator over three years  
  • The Centers for Exceptional Children – $54,750 for fund development and campaign consultation over three years  
  • Trinity Center – $54,750 for a clinical care coordinator over three years  
  • Winston-Salem Rise – $12,500 for data collection and technology assistance  
  • World Relief Triad – $54,750 for a partnership development specialist over three years  
  • You Can Vote – $54,750 for a community coordinator over three years


The Foundation supports three community partners with annual operating grants to fulfill their work. HandsOn Northwest NC (in addition to Forsyth Futures and Neighbors for Better Neighborhoods) is a key partner in supporting the Foundation’s work in the community.  

  • HandsOn Northwest NC – $184,000 for operating support over two years  


Small grants are available to organizations and groups with annual incomes of $150,000 or less.  

  • Disability Advocates of Northwest NC – $1,000 to support attorney representation for clients seeking disability benefits  
  • God's Butterfly THE MOVEMENT – $1,000 to support therapuetic art classes for elementary and middle school students who have been impacted by human trafficking  
  • Green Light Foundation – $1,000 to support a community-building back to school event  
  • Jim Shaw Ace Academy – $1,000 to provide student scholarships to Aviation/STEM summer camp  
  • National Birth Coalition – $1,000 to support an online covening around BIPOC reproductive health  
  • Open Arms Community – $1,000 to support an inclusive neighbohood back to school event  
  • Restored Faith Ministries – $1,000 to support a community-building back to school event  
  • SPARK – $1,000 to support a three-week service-learning cohort in collaboration with The Dwelling  
  • Twin City Housing Capital – $1,000 for marketing and public relations  
  • Virtuous Women in SisterHood – $500 to provide honorariums for participant speakers  
  • Winston-Salem Delta Fine Arts – $1,000 to support technology upgrades for visitor check-in  
  • WISE Fellowship – $1,000 to support the WISE Mobile Reading program in June  


  • Center for Trauma Resilient Communities – $2,000 to provide trauma-informed training for staff at North Forsyth High School  
  • Forsyth County Digital Equity Committee – $10,000 for continued implementation of the Forsyth County Digital Equity Plan