February 2018
Nominate a Community Builder Now!
THE WINSTON-SALEM FOUNDATION AWARD recognizes a visionary leader in our community and includes a $10,000 grant to the nonprofit of the recipient's choice.  The ECHO AWARDS honor individuals, organizations, and informal groups who are building social capital, and recipients receive a $1,000 grant to direct to a nonprofit.

Nominations for both awards are due next Friday, February 23 , and they will be presented at the 2018 Community Luncheon on May 2.

Save the Date for our May 2 Community Luncheon!
MARK YOUR CALENDARS for Wednesday, May 2 for the Foundation's 2018 Community Luncheon. Our keynote speaker Greg Ellison II - a professor, author, and founder of Atlanta-based Fearless Dialogues - will offer strategies for our community to engage in hard, yet heartfelt conversations, working toward social change and positive transformation on both an individual and collective level. You won't want to miss this! Registration information will be available on our website in just a few weeks.

Table sponsorships are also available for businesses and groups. Please contact Cici Fulton for more information.

2017 Foundation Highlights
WE WERE PLEASED to work with charitable individuals, families, and organizations last year to make a significant impact on our community and its nonprofits - and we look forward to even more positive results in 2018!

Assets: $603 million at year-end - the highest ever in our history!

Grantmaking: $46.3 million was granted to charitable causes, $2.9 million of which was in Community Grants to local nonprofits

New Funds: 100 new charitable funds were established, and $156 million was added to new and existing funds

Student Aid Applications Now Being Accepted
DO YOU KNOW local students who need help paying for college? Last year we awarded almost $1,000,000 in student aid thanks to the generosity of donors in our community. The deadline for most merit-based scholarships is April 1!

Giving Matters:
The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017
RECENT FEDERAL TAX LEGISLATION is changing how many people are donating to nonprofits. Here are a few responsive strategies we're seeing:

• “bundling” gifts through a donor-advised fund to use the charitable deduction in some years and take the standard deduction in others (Here's an informative article in the Wall Street Journal about donor-advised funds.)

• donating appreciated stock or other assets to avoid capital gains

• using the required minimum distribution from an IRA , which allows income exclusion for those who are 70-½ or older (Note: charitable rollovers cannot be made to donor-advised funds.)

Contact us at (336)725-2382 to discuss your charitable giving options. As always, personal circumstances vary, and we recommend consulting a financial professional for tax planning decisions.
Goler Community Development Corporation Highlighted on FOX8
Our latest segment in FOX8's Spotlight on Community Foundations series highlights how Goler Community Development Corporation has helped transform the neighborhood around Wake Forest Innovation Quarter through development projects such as mixed-income housing, affordable senior housing, and a childcare facility. Their latest project is called TechCareers2020, a collaboration with Forsyth Tech and NCWorks, in which they will be training unemployed and underemployed adults for careers in the high-tech workplace.

FOX8's Spotlight on Community Foundations series is generously sponsored by Wake Forest Baptist Health.

January Community Grants Announced
20 NONPROFIT ORGANIZATIONS received $428,876 in Community Grants in January. This vital support is made possible by donors to unrestricted and field of interest funds and to our flexible grantmaking and Community Leadership funds. We are indebted to them for their visionary support of our community!
Congratulations to our January Community Grants recipients:

  • Associated Artists of Winston-Salem
  • CareNet
  • Catholic Charities Diocese of Charlotte
  • Crisis Control Ministry
  • Financial Pathways of the Piedmont
  • Forsyth County
  • Habitat for Humanity of Forsyth County
  • Hispanic League
  • Hoops4L.Y.F.E.
  • Neighbors for Better Neighborhoods
  • The Olio
  • Sawtooth School for Visual Art
  • Shepherd's Center of Greater Winston-Salem
  • Shepherd's Center of Kernersville
  • Twin City Youth Soccer Association
  • Ujima Community Development Corporation
  • Wake Forest University Health Sciences
  • Wheels4Hope
  • Winston-Salem Delta Fine Arts
  • Winston-Salem Theatre Alliance
We're Hiring - Join the Foundation Team!
WE ARE SEEKING a Strategic Initiatives Program Manager to manage and coordinate activities including membership management, fund development, programs and events, and communications for The Women’s Fund and the Black Philanthropy Initiative. Send a letter of interest and resume by 2/27 to apply!
Broadening Philanthropy in Our Community
Black Philanthropy Initiative
WE WELCOME Leroy Davis, Corlis Sellers-Drummond, and Takeisha Redd ( left to right) to BPI's 2018 Advisory Committee!
The Women's Fund
of Winston-Salem
WELCOMING Emily Averill and Claudia Goodson Kennedy to the Women's Fund's 2018 Board of Directors!
Youth Grantmakers
in Action
YGA RECEIVED their highest number of grant applications ever this year! They'll meet later this month to make award decisions.

Save the date for YGA's grant awards presentation on April 18 - more details to come!
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