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August 23, 2023

Announcing more than $1.1 Million in Community Grants in the First Half of 2023

The Winston-Salem Foundation announces 43 Community Grants totaling $1,103,500 from January through June 2023, made possible by community members who support the Foundation’s flexible grantmaking funds. To learn more about our grant programs for local nonprofits and community groups, visit  


Capacity-Building Grants strengthen nonprofits by supporting adaptation, strong management and technical skills, as well as diversity, equity, and inclusion training and coaching to help organizations be successful and advance racial equity through their work.  

  • 18 Springs Community Healing Center – $54,750 for an executive director over three years
  • ABC of NC Foundation – $54,750 for a human resources director over three years and $7,592 for diversity, equity, and inclusion training and consultation
  • American Red Cross-Greater Carolinas Region – $10,000 for amicus cell separator machine for blood donation center in Winston-Salem
  • Arts for Life – $1,125 for artEquity Everyday Justice training
  • Bethesda Center for the Homeless – $45,770 for training, consultation, and employee retention activities over three years
  • Brain Injury Association of NC – $10,000 for technology and software upgrades at Forsyth County center
  • Children's Home Society of NC – $10,000 to recruit qualified, licensed clinicians and build the referral pipeline for Child First program in Forsyth County
  • Crossnore School and Children's Home – $25,000 for staff development
  • Delta Arts Center – $13,000 to support board and staff development
  • Financial Pathways of the Piedmont – $54,750 for employee experience coordinator over three years
  • Fur Ever Friends of NC – $10,000 for social media and website assistance
  • IFB Solutions – $25,000 for developing and improving blind friendly software
  • Imprints Cares – $25,500 for consultation services over two years
  • Liberty East Redevelopment – $15,000 for fundraising consultation
  • Love Out Loud – $12,000 for strategic planning consultation  
  • North Carolina Black Repertory Company – $25,000 for individual giving and membership manager position
  • Salemtowne – $7,968 for SAGECare staff training and certification
  • SECCA Foundation – $25,000 for rebranding and communication assistance
  • United Health Centers – $30,000 to support organizational planning and staff and board development over two years  


Focus Area Grants support local nonprofits who are working to advance equity in education and build an inclusive economy. These efforts are crucial to ensuring that Winston-Salem becomes a place where race no longer predicts life outcomes.

  • The CARes Project, Inc – $40,000 to provide accessible and affordable vehicle loans to individuals with limited income
  • Forsyth Jail and Prison Ministries – $35,000 to support the Transportation Coordinator position and expand services through the Transition to Work program
  • Forsyth Tech Foundation – $25,000 for the Small Business Center to help business owners who are Black, Indigenous, and People of Color grow their businesses through mentorship and small grants to cover technical assistance
  • Goler Community Development Corporation – $24,500 to provide microtransit to workforce development program participants and $60,000 for operating support
  • IFB Solutions – $10,000 to support subsidized transportation for its employees who are blind or visually impaired
  • Novant Health Foundation – $80,000 to support the Upward Mobility Program in Forsyth County over two years
  • ResilNC – $55,000 to collaborate with the ACCESS Center to connect business owners who are Black, Indigenous, People of Color and women with large-scale development contracts  
  • School Justice Partnership – $55,000 to continue supporting organizational planning and facilitation
  • Triad Restorative Justice – $139,000 for school-based restorative projects in Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools
  • Ujima Community Development Corporation – $35,000 for operating support
  • United Metropolitan Missionary Baptist Church – $50,000 to support Metropolitan Village's landscaping project  
  • Winston-Salem Black Chamber of Commerce – $25,000 to improve the resiliency of Black business owners and entrepreneurs through training and technical assistance for a second year  


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

  • A Heart For Change – $500 to support spring flag football programming
  • Family Love and Involvement Program – $1,000 to support a field trip to the International Civil Rights Center and Museum in Greensboro
  • Heart of the Triad Choral Society – $500 to support the annual spring concert
  • Jim Shaw Ace Academy – $750 to provide student scholarships to Aviation/STEM summer camp
  • Kimberly Park Tennis Association – $1,000 to provide academic enrichment to youth from underserved schools enrolled in the summer tennis programs
  • My Daughters House Inc – $830 to support a youth Wellness Recovery Action Plan workshop
  • Rural Hall Lifespan Center – $1,000 to provide summer art therapy activities for youth in Rural Hall
  • Smiley's Sweets – $1,000 to support the Fish 4 Tish youth fishing program and $750 to support a summer youth finance, budgeting, and job readiness program
  • SPARK – $500 to support a community coat closet


The Winston-Salem Foundation strengthens Forsyth County by inspiring giving and linking resources to action. For more than 100 years, the Foundation has partnered with generous community members to build a better future by providing grants and scholarships to local nonprofits, students, and educators. The Foundation is also investing significant resources in advancing equity in education and building an inclusive economy to ensure that Winston-Salem can become a place where race no longer predicts life outcomes. The Foundation ended 2022 with more than $650 million in assets and almost $76 million in total grantmaking.