Established in 2007 and honoring the longstanding sharing traditions within the black community, the Black Philanthropy Initiative (BPI) serves as a model for rethinking philanthropy in Forsyth County. BPI’s vision is to expand the concept of philanthropy to include investments of time, talent, and treasure, acknowledging that the powerful history of giving in the black community is a great example of what philanthropy should be.
The Women’s Fund engages our community in order to build economic security for women and girls in Forsyth County. Since its inception in 2006, this diverse group of more than 700 women and girls has made a difference by pooling their financial resources to make annual grants that improve the lives of women and girls in our community.
Youth Grantmakers in Action (YGA) was established in 2005 to bring together a diverse group of local youth to gain leadership experience, represent youth in their community, voice their opinions, and make grants to youth-directed projects that address community issues and challenges in Forsyth County.