BPI - 2010 Grant Awards

At a February 2011 grants presentation event, leadership from The Winston-Salem Foundation’s Black Philanthropy Initiative announced $23,500 in grants that were awarded from the Black Philanthropy Fund’s third grant cycle.  The focus area for these grants was programming that supports African-Americans in the area of parenting.

Grant recipients included:

Exchange/SCAN - $3,500 grant to the Parent/Teen Solutions program will improve communication and strengthen relationships between parents and teens through a weekly program led by trained facilitators.

Family Services Head Start - $5,000 grant will include a series of hands-on parent/child workshops for families of children enrolled in Head Start, with topics including literacy, nutrition, child development, and kindergarten transition.

 Flat Rock Middle School PTSA - $5,000 grant will support Parents Matter workshops to engage Flat Rock Middle School parents and prepare them to have meaningful conversations with their children on topics such as peer pressure and healthy teen relationships. 

 Josh Howard Foundation - $5,000 grant supporting the Better Fathers for Tomorrow Initiative will provide a four-month series of weekend workshops in Winston-Salem as well as field trips, to support better relationships between fathers and their children. 

Ministers Conference of Winston-Salem and Vicinity - $5,000 grant to this program will support parental engagement in the Piedmont Park Community, strengthening parents’ abilities to identify challenges and develop resolutions, and providing the best possible outcomes for their children. 

Rev. Donald Jenkins, who has served as chairman of the Black Philanthropy Initiative in both 2010 and 2011, states, “BPI is proud to be announcing our third round of grants to five valuable community programs focused on improving parenting skills.  This has become a wonderful giving tradition in our African-American community.”

 
 


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