Forsyth County Teacher Grants


Grants, in amounts of up to $2,500, are available for teachers, guidance counselors, curriculum coordinators, media coordinators, and other educators in the Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools for various professional growth and enrichment opportunities.  Grants are awarded in support of innovative and results-oriented educational opportunities that enable educators to enhance their impact on students and enrich the subject and/or content being taught in the classroom.  These projects should expand the knowledge and skills of both teachers and students.

Requests may include:

  • Innovative classroom experiences 
  • Educational travel to be incorporated into the classroom and/or school curriculum
  • Local, state, and national conferences, workshops, or seminars
  • Other professional growth and enrichment opportunities

Priority will be given to requests that demonstrate the following:

  • Impact on students
  • Professional development of the applicant
  • Connection of the educational experience/project to classroom content
  • The dissemination of activities and lessons to other educators
Click here to view examples of past recipients.

Applicants should submit only one application per deadline.  Funds cannot be used for salary support of applicants, graduate studies, or national board certification.  Equipment is a low priority. 


Click here to access the 2019 Forsyth County Teacher Grant application. All projects submitted should take place between March 1, 2019 and March 31, 2020. The 2019 deadline is December 31, 2018 at 5:00pm.

Note: If two or more educators are planning on participating in the same project together, you will have the option to complete a group application; each educator is eligible to receive up to $2,500.

Selection and payment process:  An advisory committee of professional educators will review applications and select grant recipients. Applicants will be notified of funding decisions by the end of February, and grants will be paid directly to recipients. 

For questions or assistance, please email the Grants Manager or contact by phone at (336) 725-2382.


The Winston-Salem Foundation is most appreciative of the five component funds that provide funding for the Forsyth County Teacher Grants. Click here to learn more about the funds supporting Forsyth County Teacher Grants.



©2005-2018 The Winston-Salem Foundation • 751 W Fourth St, Suite 200 • Winston-Salem, NC 27101 • 336.725.2382