2009 Grantee Partners

In 2009, The Women’s Fund of Winston-Salem awarded eleven grants totaling $162, 511

Grassroots Grants Program

Family Promise of Forsyth County was awarded $9,900 for the Interfaith Hospitality Network to provide female-headed homeless families with shelter, meals and case management to help them secure housing and become self-sufficient. 

HandsOn Northwest North Carolina was awarded $10,000 for the Women’s Leadership Essentials Training program to provide an intensive leadership development workshop for women currently serving as mid-level staff in Forsyth County nonprofits. 

iCan House was awarded $9,999 for the Real World Humanities program to provide teenage girls and young women with autism spectrum disorders a course to help them build social skills and form healthy relationships. 

North Carolina Center for Women in Public Service was awarded $7,798 for the Women on Board project to prepare women in Forsyth County to serve on boards and commissions.

Striving Spirits was awarded $9,983 for The Dejembe Project to engage low-income middle school girls in a program to build development assets and prepare girls for their transition from childhood into adolescence by using a curriculum modeled after the traditional African tribal blueprint of the rites of passage. 

Community Grants Program 

Big Brothers, Big Sisters was awarded $6,000 for the Teen Mom Program to provide adult mentors to pregnant and parenting teens who are at-risk for not graduating high school. 

El Buen Pastor was awarded $23,944 for the Mujeres Y Muchachas con Esperanza (Women and Girls of Hope) program to provide support and guidance to both Latina mothers and daughters.

Family Services was awarded $30,000 for the Teens 4 Change program to train teenage girls as peer educators to teach other teens about dating violence and encourage positive dating practices and healthy relationships. 

Habitat for Humanity was awarded $25,388 to enhance their Habitat Deluxe program to help female Habitat homeowners obtain better paying jobs and a more secure financial future.

Winston Salem Forsyth County School District, Southeast Middle School (Kernersville) was awarded $8,145 for the GYRLS - Guiding Young Respectable Ladies to Success program to provide a variety of workshops and programming to build the self-esteem and developmental assets of at-risk girls.

Maya Angelou Institute for the Improvement of Child & Family Education at Winston Salem State University was awared $21,354 for the Mothers and Daughters: 2gether we CAN! program to strengthen relationships between mothers and their 4th grade daughters through a three- pronged fitness, wellness, and support strategy.
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