BPI - 2008 Grant Awards

The first grant awards from the Black Philanthropy Fund were made in late 2008.  The priority focus area for these grants: programs supporting the African-American community in the area of education.

Grants in the amount of $5,000 were awarded to each of the following five organizations:

  • Family Services, Inc.: to support the establishment of a permanent extended day program with a focus in math and science. 
  • Forsyth Technical Community College: to enhance the Transitions: Next Steps program to improve the retention and graduation rate of minority males at the community college. 
  • North Forsyth High School: to purchase 41 Texas Instrument (TI-41 Silver Edition) graphing calculators to be awarded to student athletes who improve their math grades through required tutoring. 
  • Quality Education Academy: for Project STAY, an after school program that focuses on Forsyth County and surrounding area students (ages 13 – 17) who exhibit signs of being at high risk for dropping out of school. 
  • YWCA of Winston-Salem/Forsyth County: to purchase an academic skills software program for the Best Choice Center

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