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Winston-Salem funder awards grants

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WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — The Winston-Salem Foundation awarded a total of $288,087 to 11 local nonprofits that serve the people of Forsyth County. Most of the grants funded groups working in the areas of the arts, health, human service, education and public interest. Founded in 1919, the Winston-Salem Foundation manages more than 1,150 charitable funds with combined assets of almost $300 million. Organizations receiving grants in May are:

  • Cancer Services: $6,000 to fund a wellness coordinator
  • Children’s Center for the Physically Disabled: $65,000 to fund a development and donor-relations officer
  • Democracy North Carolina: $12,000 to support Winston-Salem Voting Rights Coalition’s voter-registration efforts
  • Historic Bethabara Park: $15,000 to produce a pocket field guide for visitors
  • Moravian Music Foundation: $15,000 to develop an online catalog
  • NonProfit and Volunteer Connections: $75,000 to support capacity building for nonprofits
  • Partners for Homeownership: $64,820 to develop permanent supportive-housing units.
  • UNC-Chapel Hill’s Center for Infectious Diseases: $20,000 to continue a project for former prisoners with HIV
  • Vigils for Healing: $2,500 to provide support for family members of victims of violent death
  • Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools: $650 to provide mentoring for girls
  • Winston Salem/Forsyth County Schools: $17,117 for advanced FM listening technology for hearing-impaired students

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