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January 21, 2022

Foundation Announces more than $1.3 Million in Community Grants in the Second Half of 2021

The Winston-Salem Foundation announces 51 Community Grants totaling $1,317,794 from July through December 2021, 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.  

  • Arts Council of Winston-Salem and Forsyth County – $54,750 for DEI training over three years and $25,000 for strategic planning consultation  
  • Associates in Christian Counseling – $16,800 for development and marketing planning for a second year
  • Authoring Action – $54,750 for a part-time director of development over three years
  • Cancer Services – $12,395 to adapt administrative staff as the result of a planning process for a second year
  • Children's Law Center of Central NC – $16,000 for a part-time development associate for a third year
  • Crosby Scholars Community Partnership – $54,750 for a human resources/DEI position over three years
  • Crossnore School and Children's Home – $25,000 for DEI consultation and training
  • Down Syndrome Association of Greater W-S – $29,750 for coordinator position over two years
  • Dress for Success Winston-Salem – $20,000 for strategic planning and marketing consultation to adapt services amidst the public health pandemic
  • Eliza's Helping Hands – $54,750 for marketing consultation and a marketing position over three years
  • Family Services – $54,750 for marketing assistance for Head Start over three years
  • Financial Pathways of the Piedmont – $14,000 for a resource development director for a third year
  • Flywheel Foundation – $7,650 for strategic planning consultation
  • Forsyth Humane Society – $17,500 for a development coordinator position for a second year
  • Green Tree Peer Center – $25,000 for strategic planning consultation and assessment
  • Hogar Del Inmigrante – $9,000 for accounting consultation and training over three years
  • Horizons Residential Care Center – $17,500 to support curriculum and technical skill development for a second year
  • HUSTLE Winston-Salem – $25,000 for DEI training and certification
  • IFB Solutions – $25,000 for succession planning and executive search consultation
  • Junior Achievement of the Triad – $48,180 for a Forsyth County volunteer coordinator over three years
  • Ministers Conference of Winston-Salem and Vicinity – $15,000 for strategic planning consultation and nonprofit governance training
  • Moji Coffee and More – $54,750 for the expansion of administrative positions over three years
  • NC Fusion – $44,525 for consultation, assessment, and leadership training over three years
  • Piedmont Environmental Alliance – $54,750 for a part-time development associate over three years
  • Reynolda House Museum of American Art – $16,725 for a DEI lecture and workshop and $42,500 for comprehensive planning consultation over two years
  • Riverwood Therapeutic Riding Center – $29,375 to expand development staff over two years
  • Smart Start of Forsyth County – $54,750 for a new position focused on marketing, fundraising, and strategic planning over three years
  • Spring Theatre – $10,000 for strategic planning and development consultation
  • Triad Cultural Arts – $52,430 for financial consultation and training, and new part-time accounting position over three years  
  • Winston-Salem MIXXER – $9,800 for a community manager for a third year
  • Yadkin Riverkeeper – $38,250 for a part-time diversity specialist and DEI training over two years
  • YWCA of Winston-Salem/Forsyth County – $54,750 for a technical grant writer over three years


Capital campaign grants are available to Forsyth County organizations with major capital fundraising campaigns.  

  • Senior Services – $100,000 for their capital campaign  


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

  • Anuli Pregnancy Care Services – $664 for marketing and recruitment materials for pregnancy care workshops
  • Eliza's Helping Hands – $700 for a virtual support group bridging social capital across cultural lines
  • Hogar Del Inmigrante – $1,000 for a legal clinic with immigration services event
  • Hope To Thrive – $300 to support speakers for a virtual volunteer appreciation event
  • HUSTLE Winston-Salem – $1,000 to support the archival of the Marketing Out of the Box weekly virtual meetings for small businesses and entrepreneurs
  • I.C.A.R.E Support Group – $1,000 to support individuals’ reentry to the workforce from the justice system
  • Lifeline Shoebox – $500 to support the annual shoebox program
  • Royal Curtain Drama Guild – $1,000 for theatre coaching and training scholarships
  • Winston-Salem Indians – $500 to support community youth football and cheer scholarships


  • City of Winston-Salem – $10,000 for the African American Heritage Initiative to support archiving community stories from the Undesign the Redline Exhibit
  • Eliza's Helping Hands – $2,000 to provide direct assistance to victims of violent crime
  • Forsyth County Digital Equity Committee – $10,000 for implementation of the Forsyth County Digital Equity Plan
  • Forsyth County Public Library – $4,000 to support a speaker visit from Annaliese Bruner on the Tulsa massacre
  • Forsyth Futures – $10,000 to build a community survey panel for primary research focused on Forsyth County
  • NC Cooperative Extension, Forsyth County – $15,000 for improvements to the Arboretum at Tanglewood
  • WinstonNet – $75,000 for a program director position to oversee the digital inclusion work