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January 25, 2023

Announcing more than $1.1 Million in Community Grants in the Second Half of 2022

The Winston-Salem Foundation announces 60 Community Grants totaling $1,188,402 from July through December 2022, 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.  

  • Children's Law Center of Central NC – $25,000 for marketing and communications assistance
  • Enrichment Center – $25,000 for DEI consultation and training
  • Experiment in Self-Reliance – $54,750 for DEI consultation and training over three years
  • Forsyth Humane Society – $12,250 for a development coordinator position for a third year
  • Get In the Game – $29,400 for a grant writer over three years
  • Green Tree Peer Center – $23,520 for board consultation and executive coaching
  • Hope To Thrive – $10,000 for executive coaching and board governance consultation
  • Kaleideum – $25,000 for strategic planning
  • Piedmont Environmental Alliance – $29,000 for unconscious bias/systemic racism training and consultation over two years
  • Second Harvest Food Bank of Northwest NC – $25,000 for DEI consultation and training
  • SECU Family House $10,315 for development staff training on planned giving and major gifts
  • Shalom Project – $50,000 to support administrative staff expansion over three years
  • The Wells Center Inc. for Women in Transition – $18,960 for marketing/development assistance
  • Trellis Supportive Care Foundation – $8,000 for REI training for board and staff
  • VHVH – $25,000 for marketing and communications assistance
  • Winston-Salem MIXXER – $9,000 for DEI consultation and training
  • Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Continuum of Care – $42,500 for compensation study of providers serving people experiencing homelessness using a racial equity lens over two years
  • Youth Collaborative – $8,296 for staff training and development over two years


Capital Improvement Grants are available to Forsyth County organizations for time-limited projects to acquire, upgrade, and maintain physical assets such as property, buildings, technology, or equipment.

  • Animal Adoption and Rescue Foundation – $15,000 for spay and neuter veterinary equipment for their new building
  • Arts Based School – $50,000 to renovate their second campus in Happy Hill
  • Associates in Christian Counseling – $19,353 to replace outdated computers and software
  • Baptist Retirement Homes Foundation – $50,000 to create a new housing model for people living with dementia
  • Bethesda Center for the Homeless – $25,000 to replace the security system and repair plumbing and gas issues
  • Cancer Services – $22,000 for facility improvements and repairs
  • Children's Home Society of NC – $25,000 for equipment and furniture for co-working space to support SaySo programing Forsyth County
  • Eliza's Helping Hands – $40,000 to establish a safe house
  • Family Services – $25,000 for technology upgrades to support hybrid meetings, to purchase vinyl furniture, and to create a trauma informed lobby
  • Forsyth Humane Society – $50,000 to replace computers and iPads for animal medical records and to support organizational fundraising
  • Forsyth Jail and Prison Ministries – $20,605 for a security system, technology, entrance upgrades, stackable furniture, and carpet
  • Friends of Oddfellows Cemetery – $50,000 to make safety and accessibility upgrades to cemetery site
  • Horizons Residential Care Center – $48,825 for patient lift equipment and mobile shower basins
  • Imprints Cares – $50,000 to upfit and renovate new space for a sensory room
  • Moji Coffee and More – $5,000 to upgrade refrigeration equipment
  • Piedmont Craftsmen – $24,000 to replace server and point of sale system
  • Planned Parenthood South Atlantic – $25,000 for building renovations to expand clinic space in Winston-Salem
  • Trellis Supportive Care Foundation – $50,000 to replace HVAC system and purchase fog sanitation machines, smart bed technology, and patient monitors
  • TROSA – $50,000 to renovate dormitory at Winston-Salem campus
  • Whole Man Ministries of NC – $10,000 to support expansion of transitional housing
  • Winston-Salem Delta Fine Arts – $47,000 to renovate the center and upgrade equipment, technology, and furniture


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

  • Neighbors for Better Neighborhoods – $20,000 to provide funds for neighborhood projects and programs  


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

  • 18 Springs Community Healing Center – $487 for embodied social justice training
  • Delicious by Shereen – $600 to support marketing and operations
  • Holy City Wellbeing – $500 to support mental health workshops in partnership with Crosby Scholars
  • Hope To Thrive – $758 for building social capital among food pantry volunteers and local grocery store staff
  • Kyndall Project – $600 to support a back-to-school community-building event
  • National Birth Coalition – $1,000 to provide a BIPOC health and wellness series
  • North Carolina Brass Band – $500 to support a 9/11 remembrance concert
  • One Love Strong Foundation – $1,000 to support the Mighty Micros program
  • Out at the Movies – $1,000 to support a performance at the annual Out at the Movies film festival
  • Sistas4Change-WS – $500 to support the Community Eatz program in the East and Southwest Wards
  • South Fork Panthers – $500 to support youth football and cheer scholarships for post-season participation
  • Tori's Choice – $1,000 to support a back-to-school community-building event


  • Asset Building Coalition – $500 for programming associated with the Undesign the Redline exhibit
  • Eliza's Helping Hands – $2,000 to provide direct assistance to victims of violent crime
  • Financial Pathways of the Piedmont – $500 for programming associated with the Undesign the Redline exhibit
  • Forsyth County Digital Equity Committee – $1,000 to support the Digital Tech Connect program
  • Friends of Oddfellows Cemetery – $1,000 for programming associated with the Undesign the Redline exhibit
  • NC Cooperative Extension, Forsyth County – $15,000 for improvements to the Arboretum at Tanglewood
  • Piedmont Animal Welfare Alliance – $5,683 to support New Leash on Life
  • Winston-Salem State University Foundation – $1,500 for the Spatial Justice Studio for its programming associated with the Undesign the Redline exhibit


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 2021 with more than $770 million in assets and almost $79 million in total grantmaking.