Ideas to Action: Equity in Education
Your energy and desire to make a difference in our community continue to inspire and move us forward! As we prepare for our second Ideas to Action event, we are grateful for all of the Women's Fund members who have shown us they want to move beyond researching and discussing issues and start taking action and tap into new ways to advance community-led solutions. To create meaningful change, we must join organized efforts that build collective purpose and power in ways that individuals can’t alone. 
We will continue providing opportunities for our network to learn from and follow directly-impacted leaders, add power and influence to local movements driving change, and push for more equitable solutions to our current challenges.
in partnership with Black Philanthropy Initiative &
Youth Grantmakers in Action
On June 7 from 6:00 to 7:30 pm, we invite you to the second of a four-part series that will dive deep into the most pressing issues our community has identified as critical to advancing economic opportunity for women and girls. Together, we will:

  • Experience a new and innovative online exhibit detailing the history of integrating local schools
  • Learn from Bridges Collaborative and WS/FCS about strategies and efforts to overcome challenges, break down barriers, and ensure every child receives a high-quality education 
  • Hear from local students about their experiences and what they need to learn, be themselves, and pursue their dreams
  • Outline our individual plans for how we can create a better future for our students and future generation.

To achieve our mission and successfully disrupt the systems that cause disparities based on race and gender, we must take action. We hope you can join us! Register below.
BPI Accepting Applications for Equity in Education Grants Program
The Black Philanthropy Initiative (BPI) of The Winton-Salem Foundation is now accepting applications for its Equity in Education Grants Program, awarding grants of up to $15,000!

If you or someone you know is working to ensure that students of color, especially Black students, have the resources to learn, grow, and thrive, please visit or click the button below for more details on how to request funding from BPI to support your work.

The application deadline is midnight, Monday, May 16. We encourage non-profits and organizations of all sizes and budgets to apply! For questions or assistance, contact Shamika Starke, strategic initiatives officer at

We hope you will share this opportunity with your networks!

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