2016 Grantee Partners
In 2016, The members of The Women’s Fund of Winston-Salem awarded nearly $97,000 in grants to four local nonprofit organizations to address the economic security of women and girls in Forsyth County.
Community Grants Program
Children's Home Society of NC is awarded $26,500 to present Wise Guys, a nationally recognized evidence-based program that reduces teen pregnancy by changing the attitudes and behaviors of adolescent males towards their female counterparts. The program emphasizes healthy relationships, teaches proper communication, respect, and decision-making while stressing males share the responsibility of preventing unintended pregnancies and STDs. The program will be presented at 10 sites in Forsyth County and will reach a minimum of 725 teens.
Planned Parenthood South Atlantic is awarded $30,000 for the Contraceptive Choice project which educates and empowers teens to choose the contraceptive method that works best for their needs. PPSAT will educate and offer long-acting reversible contraceptive (LARC) methods – intrauterine devices (IUDs) and implants – which are safe to use, do not require taking a pill every day, and can be close to 99% effective in preventing pregnancy for three to ten years. The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) and the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), have all endorsed LARC as a first-line contraceptive choice for teens, but many forgo LARC methods because of cost. This grant will ensure that more teens wanting LARC will have affordable access to it.
TCK Providence, Inc. is awarded $29,920 for a social worker to help ensure that participants in the Triad Community Kitchen (TCK) Culinary Training Program will be able to take full advantage of their newly acquired skills. The social worker will assess potential employment barriers, coordinate appropriate services with partner agencies, and to ensure that graduates are "workplace ready" and positioned for success. Approximately 60 to 80 women will be directly impacted by this program.
Grassroots Grants Program
LEAD Girls of NC is awarded $9,971 to conduct workshops for low-income/at-risk preteen girls. Using an evidence-based curriculum, LEAD builds self-confidence, teaches leadership and communication skills, and promotes social responsibility and community service. LEAD encourages and mentors girls to succeed academically, emotionally, and creatively.