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Named Funds

Your gift will be made to a named fund (including memorial funds) that has been established at The Winston-Salem Foundation. If needed, a search mechanism allows you to search for the fund's correct name. 

Community Leadership Fund/Book of Memory 

Your gift to the Community Leadership Fund at the Foundation will support community leadership initiatives that will positively impact the long-term well-being of Winston-Salem and the greater Forsyth County area.  These gifts will ensure that the Foundation is able to continue to provide this valuable leadership in the community.

You may also choose to make a memorial gift to the Community Leadership Fund; the memorialized person’s name will be entered into the Book of Memory, which is located in the Foundation's lobby.

The Winston-Salem Foundation Scholarship

The Winston-Salem Foundation Scholarship, established in 2008, provides grants and scholarships to outstanding Forsyth County students as they pursue post-secondary education.  Recipients must demonstrate excellent leadership, school service, and community involvement, in addition to qualifying grade point averages.  Contributions to this fund from the public are welcomed as we seek to make our community stronger through the higher education of our youth.

Community Fund for Grantmaking

Gifts to the Foundation's Community Fund are used to support unrestricted grantmaking in a variety of program areas to nonprofits in Forsyth County.  Your contribution will be added to the Community Fund's endowment, which produces income to assist the Foundation in making Community Grants throughout the year.

The Women's Fund of Winston-Salem
The Women's Fund of Winston-Salem is committed to providing grants to organizations and initiatives that address the ever changing needs of all women and girls in our community and to building a community of female philanthropists by raising awareness and educating women and girls about the power of philanthropy.

The Black Philanthropy Initiative 

The mission of the Black Philanthropy Initiative (BPI) of The Winston-Salem Foundation is to acknowledge and celebrate the traditions of sharing in the African-American community and expand the models of charitable giving through education and engagement.  Your contribution can be directed to either to the Black Philanthropy Fund, which makes grants to support issues that impact the African-American community, focusing on education, financial literacy, and parenting and life skills training, or to the Black Philanthropy Initiative Endowment, the income from which will support BPI’s work in perpetuity.

Youth Grantmakers in Action 

Youth Grantmakers in Action (YGA) of The Winston-Salem Foundation is a diverse group of teenagers from across Forsyth County who come together to develop guidelines, solicit proposals, and make grants to youth-led programs that serve their peers in the community.  Your contribution will be added to the YGA endowment, which produces income to assist in their yearly grantmaking.

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