The COVID-19 Response Fund for Forsyth County was established to provide critical support to local nonprofits that are assisting with the immediate needs of economically vulnerable populations impacted by COVID-19.
Grant programs will be offered in phases by evaluating the funds available, community needs, and government response. United Way of Forsyth County and The Winston-Salem Foundation are administering the fund, charging no administrative fees.
Current Grant Opportunities:
There are no current grant opportunities; additional grant rounds are anticipated in late summer or early fall.
Grant Distribution Committee:
Applications will be reviewed and grant decisions made by:
Jason W. Baisden – Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust
Nora D. Ferrell – Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust
Sandra Fishel-Booth – The Winston-Salem Foundation
Maegan Gomez – Community Representative
Courtney James – Community Representative
Cheryl Lindsay – Hanesbrands
Reginald McCaskill – Ministers Conference of Winston-Salem and Vicinity
Peggy S. Reingold – Wells Fargo
Mamie Sutphin – Reynolds American, Inc.
Brent A. Waddell – Truist
Deborah T. Wilson – United Way of Forsyth County
Previous Phases of Grantmaking:
During the first phase of grantmaking, the COVID-19 Response Fund provided one-time general operating support to nonprofits to assist with the immediate needs of economically vulnerable populations impacted by COVID-19.
In this phase, 52 nonprofits were awarded $2,563,000 from private contributions to the Fund. In a separate review process, the City of Winston-Salem awarded an additional $1,000,000 in grants to 23 local nonprofits.
COVID-19 Response Fund Phase One Grants: