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Winston-Salem Foundation awards grants

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The Winston-Salem Foundation has awarded nine grants totaling $345,117 to Forsyth County groups working in the arts, health, human services, education, and public interest.

Top grants went to the Latino Community Development Center, Senior Services, Wake Forest University Health Sciences and Lloyd Presbyterian Church.

The $100,000 awarded to the Latino Community Development Center will help open a Winston-Salem branch of the Latino Community Credit Union.

The member-owned, nonprofit financial institution seeks to provide North Carolina’s growing Hispanic population with access to financial services and education.

A local Meals-on-Wheels program that delivers food to home-bound senior citizens will benefit from the $99,850 the foundation awarded to Senior Services Inc.

Wake Forest University Health Sciences is developing a nutrition-education program for low-income Spanish-speaking minorities with $40,690 from the foundation.

And the Lloyd Presbyterian Church, founded in 1886 and listed in the National Register of Historic Places, received $35,000 to continue their work preserving African-American history.

Other beneficiaries of the foundation’s February grant cycle include the North Carolina School of the Arts, Old Salem Museums and Gardens, the Special Children’s School, the United Way of Forsyth County, and Forsyth County Schools.

Founded in 1919, The Winston-Salem Foundation is a community foundation with assets of $298 million distributed across more than 1,150 funds.

The foundation gave more than $30 million in grants to Forsyth County nonprofits in 2007.

Other beneficiaries of the foundation’s February grant cycle include the North Carolina School of the Arts, Old Salem Museums and Gardens, the Special Children’s School, the United Way of Forsyth County, and Forsyth County Schools.

Founded in 1919, The Winston-Salem Foundation is a community foundation with assets of $298 million distributed across more than 1,150 funds.

The foundation gave more than $30 million in grants to Forsyth County nonprofits in 2007.

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