As the impact of COVID-19 grows, many in our community are already feeling the effects of this unprecedented pandemic, and local nonprofits are just beginning to feel the strain of meeting the needs of local individuals and families experiencing job loss, school cancellations, health concerns, and mounting bills.
Today we announced the
COVID-19 Response Fund for Forsyth County
to support local nonprofits assisting the people most affected by the coronavirus pandemic.
The fund was launched at a
joint news conference
hosted by Mayor Allen Joines and is a partnership between
United Way of Forsyth County
The Winston-Salem Foundation
City of Winston-Salem
Community Organizations Active in Disaster
Flexible grantmaking will be provided for immediate, emerging, and long-term needs to organizations working with communities who are disproportionately impacted by coronavirus and the economic consequences of the outbreak.
For nonprofits interested in applying for a grant
an application process will be available on our website no later than
The Winston-Salem Foundation has committed $100,000 to seed this effort, and within the past two days, we have received generous financial pledges from local governmental, corporate, and foundation partners.
We’re now accepting individual donations and we ask that you continue to give to your favorite nonprofits
to supporting this critical fund.
Please consider making a gift if you are able to expand your giving.
You can join this effort by giving by credit card at
visit our website
for more information on the COVID-19 Response Fund, including other ways to give.
We hope to show our neighbors that we will work together not only to survive, but to thrive, as we emerge from this disaster working ever more strongly together.