April 30, 2021

Youth Grantmakers in Action Award over $7,000 in Grants to Youth-Led Projects

Youth Grantmakers in Action (YGA) announces 7 grants totaling $7,265 to support a variety of youth-led projects in Forsyth County. Following are their 2021 Grant Recipients:

  • Atkins HOSA – $300 to create a blessing closet filled with school and toiletry supplies for students
  • Ebony Society of Mount Tabor High School – $900 to purchase books for premature babies in the neonatal intensive care unit at Forsyth Medical Center
  • STEAM for Girls – $1,815 to host a STEAM summer camp for middle school girls
  • Students4Change – $250 to provide masks, hand sanitizer, blankets, and books for children in group homes and the foster care system
  • The THETA Awards and Scholarship Fund – $1,200 for a high school theatre awards gala and to raise scholarship funds for a theatre summer enrichment program
  • The Winston Opportunity Project – $2,300 for a mentoring program in partnership with Big Brothers Big Sisters
  • Winston-Salem Youth Advisory Council – $500 to host a virtual food drive to benefit youth experiencing food insecurity

YGA appreciates the generosity of the Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation, which for a fourth year invested $5,000 in YGA’s grantmaking to support youth philanthropy in Forsyth County.

Youth Grantmakers in Action is a diverse group of youth ages 15-18 from all over Forsyth County who meet during the school year to gain leadership experience, represent the youth of the community, and grant money to youth-led community projects that will have a positive impact on the community.  

A program of The Winston-Salem Foundation, YGA was formed in 2005 from the vision of Dr. Nathaniel Irvin and the financial support of Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust. Since its first round of grants were made in 2006, YGA has granted over $49,000 to youth-led community projects.

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