The Winston-Salem Foundation

The Winston-Salem Foundation is a 101 year-old community foundation comprised of over 1,550 funds created by charitable individuals and organizations. Since 1919, individuals, families, and organizations have sought our expertise to improve the quality of life in Forsyth County, its surrounding areas, and beyond. Our vision is for a generous and trusting community where everyone is thriving. Our mission is to inspire giving and link resources to action, strengthening Forsyth County - now and forever. Our values are inclusion, accountability, and continuous learning. We offer community leadership, grantmaking, philanthropic services, and student aid for our community. At the end of 2020, the Foundation had assets of more than $626.3 million. In 2020 we granted $125.8 million to charitable causes, $3.2 million of which was through the Community Grants program, and in 2020, we awarded more than $2 million in scholarships for local students.

Charity Navigator Ratings

Overall Rating

(4/4)|100 Score


(4/4)|100 Score

Accountability & Transparency

(4/4)|100 Score



Headquarter Address

751 West Fourth Street
Suite 200
Winston-Salem, NC 27101