Grant Guidelines

Our grantmaking focus emanates from our 2015 research report Through a Gender Lens: The Economic Security of Women and Girls in Forsyth County. We know that a woman’s ability to take care of herself and her family as well as her ability to contribute to her community depends on her ability to be economically secure.

The Forsyth County Poverty Study released by Forsyth Futures also indicate disparities within the community.

The Women’s Fund of Winston-Salem has two grant programs through which organizations may apply for funding. Both of these grant programs seek to ensure that all women and girls in Forsyth County have equal opportunities and the skills and resources to be independent, self-sufficient, and contributing members of the community. Both programs have the same guidelines and restrictions.

The Community Grants Program
This grant program will provide organizations of all sizes with grants of up to $15,000. 

The Grassroots Grants Program
The Grassroots Grants Program is designed to level the playing field for smaller organizations  so they can compete for grants from The Women’s Fund. This grant program will provide community-based grassroots organizations (with annual operating budgets of up to $250,000 per year) with grants of up to $10,000. 

2014 RFP The 2017 Grant Application is now closed

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