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Winston-Salem Foundation Announces May Community Grants

Tuesday, June 6, 2017  
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The Winston-Salem Foundation announces nine Community Grants totaling $230,700 that will touch the lives of many living in Forsyth County. This support is made possible by donors to the Foundation’s unrestricted funds and other flexible funds.

Grants were awarded to organizations in the following program areas: arts and culture, community and economic development, education, health, human services, and public interest.

• iCan House Services - $25,000 for a program assistant for a second year
• Neighbors for Better Neighborhoods - $80,000 to support the development of community assets in neighborhoods for three years
• Old Salem Museums and Gardens - $25,000 for software upgrades
• Planned Parenthood South Atlantic - $17,500 to support a community health educator for a third year
• Reynolda House Museum of American Art - $24,500 for a fellow for rebranding and special event initiatives for a second year
• Saving Grace K9s - $1,000 for a veteran rescue dog pairing program
• The Centers for Exceptional Children - $45,700 for part-time staff for the NEST program
• UNC School of the Arts Foundation - $7,000 for an associate director position for the preparatory dance program for a second year
• Vigils for Healing - $5,000 to provide monetary support for the family members of victims of violent death


The Winston-Salem Foundation is a community foundation that supports charitable programs in the greater Forsyth County area. Founded in 1919 with a $1,000 gift, it now administers over 1,300 funds and had total custodial assets of $453 million at the end of 2016. In 2016, the Foundation granted $38.4 million to charitable causes, $2.8 million of which was through the Community Grants program. Learn more at

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