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SPECIAL TO THE
Youth Grantmakers in
Action (YGA) has
announced four grants
totaling $1,900 to projects
that will help the youth of
Forsyth County come
together to make a differ
ence in our community.
2016 grant recipients:
?Reagan High School
Young Black Male
Achievers: $250 to provide
a scholarship to a senior
Young Black Male
?THETA Awards and
Scholarship Fund: $1,000
for a high school theatre
awards gala and to raise
scholarship funds for a the
atre summer enrichment
?Top Teens of
America: $450 to host
training sessions on how to
handle and report bullying.
Advisory Council: $200 to
host a public evdnt to pro
mote the acceptance and
tolerance of others.
YGA is a diverse group
of youth ages 15-18 from
all over Forsyth County
who want to gain leader
ship experience, represent
the youth of the communi
ty, and grant money to
youth-led community proj
ects that will have a posi
tive impact on the commu
A program of The
Winston -S alem
Foundation, YGA was
formed in 2005 from the
vision of Dr. Nathaniel
Irvin and the financial sup
port of Kate B. Reynolds
Charitable Trust. Since its
first round of grants was
made in 2006, YGA has
granted over $19,000 to
youth-led community proj
YGA hosted its annual
grant celebration event
April 20 in the Mountcastle
Forum at the Milton
Rhodes Center for the Arts.
The Women's Fund of Winston-Salem is now requesting grant proposals
SPECIAL TO THE CHRONICLE
The Women's Fund of Winston-Salem, a growing
community of female philanthropists who seek to
improve the lives of women and girls in Forsyth County,
has released its 2016 Request for Proposals for programs
that create social change for women and girls by focusing
on the economic security of women and girls in our com
munity. The Women's Fund anticipates granting over
$100,000 to local nonprofits, including offering smaller
organizations an opportunity to compete for funding
through a Grassroots Grants Program.
Grants are funded from the pooled contributions of the
Fund's diverse membership of over 800 women and girls.
Since 2007, the Women's Fund has awarded over $1.2
million to local organizations working to improve the
lives of women and girls in Forsyth County. The 2016
grants will be awarded at The Women's Fund 11th Annua)
Luncheon in November 2016.
"The Women's Fund recently released A Second Look
Through A Gender Lens Report and it has further high
lighted our critical role and the importance of our unique
funding model plays in benefitting our community," said
Alison Ashe-Card, chair of the Board of Directors. "Our
annual grants support organizations and grassroots pro
grams that address the root causes of economic insecurity
for women and girls in our community."
The Fund's Grassroots Grants Program provides
grants of up to $10,000 for eligible nonprofit organiza
tions with annual operating budgets up to $250,000. The
Community Grants Program provides organizations of all
sizes with grants of up to $30,000. Both programs have a
two-step application process that includes a preliminary
application and a full proposal. For both programs, the
deadline to submit a preliminary application is 11:59 pjn.
on June 16,2016. Invitations to submit a full proposal and
declinations will be sent to applicants by July 7; full pro
posals are due August 4.
The Fund's Grants Review Committee, made up of
Women's Fund members, reviews and selects a subset of
proposals to present to the Fund's entire membership for
voting in September-October. Applicants are notified of
funding decisions at the end of October 2016.
The Grant Guidelines and application forms are avail
able on The Women's Fund Web site at www.wom
ensfundws.org or may be obtained by sending an e-mail
to firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 336-714-3468.
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