The Black Philanthropy Initiative (BPI) of The Winston-Salem Foundation offers annual grants that focus on Advancing Equity in Education in Forsyth County. Due to the unprecedented challenges being experienced in the community as a result of COVID-19, BPI will postpone its traditional spring grant cycle, instead making direct investments to local schools to address equity issues around remote student learning.
BPI recognizes that technology and Internet access have become a heightened equity issue with the closing of schools and has made three grants totaling $20,000 to support local schools working to provide Internet access and devices to students and families in need.
The school system/schools will use these grants to purchase hotspots and/or devices for students and their families so that they can fully participate in the critical remote learning opportunities being offered at this time.
The Black Philanthropy Initiative encourages people to utilize their philanthropic strengths of time, talent and treasure to impact meaningful change and address identified needs in the black community.