Forsyth County Teacher Grants

Grants, in amounts of up to $2,500, are available for teachers, guidance counselors, curriculum coordinators, media coordinators, and other educators in the Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools for various professional growth and enrichment opportunities.  Grants are awarded in support of innovative and results-oriented educational opportunities that enable educators to enhance their impact on students and enrich the subject and/or content being taught in the classroom.  These projects should expand the knowledge and skills of both teachers and students.

The Winston-Salem Foundation is most appreciative of the five component funds that provide funding for the Forsyth County Teacher Grants. Click here to learn more about the funds supporting Forsyth County Teacher Grants.

Requests may include:

  • Innovative classroom experiences 
  • Educational travel to be incorporated into the classroom and/or school curriculum
  • Local, state, and national conferences, workshops, or seminars
  • Other professional growth and enrichment opportunities

Priority will be given to requests that demonstrate the following:

  • Impact on students
  • Professional development of the applicant
  • Connection of the educational experience/project to classroom content
  • The dissemination of activities and lessons to other educators

Applicants should submit only one application per deadline.  Funds cannot be used for: salary support of applicants, the cost of substitute teachers, graduate studies, or national board certification.  Equipment is a low priority.  

Click here to view examples of past recipients.

Selection and payment process: An advisory committee of professional educators will review proposals and select grant recipients. Grants will be paid directly to Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools and will be designated for the grant recipient.

The 2017 deadline has passed. Applications for 2018 grants will be available online in December 2017. 

For questions or assistance, please email the Grants Manager or contact by phone at (336) 725-2382.


If you are interested in serving as a volunteer Forsyth County Teacher Grant Reviewer*, click here to learn more and to complete an application.  Application deadline: December 31, 2017.

*Current or past experience in K-12 teaching or administration is required



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