2008 Grantee Partners

In 2008, The Women’s Fund of Winston-Salem awarded nine grants totaling $182,276 

Bethesda Center for the Homeless was awarded $20,000 for their Toward Independent Living program to help homeless women overcome barriers to housing and self-sufficiency.
Carver School Road Branch Library was awarded $3,220 to support the Girls with a Purpose program that helps motivate girls ages 11-16 to pursue their education and dreams while building their self-esteem.
Center of Excellence for Research, Teaching, & Learning at Wake Forest University School of Medicine was awarded $15,620 to partner with Mad Science of the Piedmont to provide hands-on science education to 250 fifth grade girls in economically disadvantaged schools in Forsyth County.
Children’s Law Center of Central North Carolina was awarded $20,000 to train guardian ad litem volunteers to represent the interests of children in domestic violence cases.
Crisis Control Ministry was awarded $30,000 for their Breaking the Cycle program to help women become more self-sufficient and reduce their dependence on emergency aid programs.
Empowering Girls in Real Life Situations was awarded $30,000 for their mentoring and education program for girls ages 11 to 19 who have been emotionally or physically abused or live in other situations without a strong adult support system.
Experiment in Self Reliance was awarded $5,000 for their Financial Empowerment for Women and Girls program to help impoverished women increase their financial literacy and assets.
Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools was awarded $28,436 to fund a bilingual community outreach worker to provide services and resources to encourage Latina teen mothers to stay in school.
Winston-Salem Youth Arts Institute was awarded $30,000 for their Girl-to-Girl program to provide an arts-based education and mentoring program designed to empower, educate and support girls in developing positive solutions to their problems and challenges.
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