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COVID-19 Response Fund for Forsyth County

Winston-Salem Foundation

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Deadline: The deadline for this grant has passed

Grant amount: Up to US $100,000

Fields of work: Minority Services Immigrant Services Homelessness Services Employment Services Health Insurance Disaster Relief / Humanitarian Aid

Applicant type: Nonprofit

Funding uses: General Operating Expense, Project / Program

Location of project: Forsyth County, North Carolina

Location of residency: Forsyth County, North Carolina

About this funder:



COVID-19 Response Fund for Forsyth County

The COVID-19 Response Fund for Forsyth County was established by a partnership between United Way of Forsyth County, The Winston-Salem Foundation, the City of Winston-Salem, Forsyth County and Community Organizations Active in Disaster to support local community members impacted by the novel coronavirus. The fund is designed to complement the work of government and public health officials to address all aspects of the outbreak in Forsyth County.

The first phase of proactive and responsive grants will fund nonprofit organizations with one-time general operating support in order to assist with the immediate needs of economically vulnerable populations impacted by COVID-19. 

More specifically, initial funding will benefit disproportionately impacted individuals and families including:

  • Residents without health insurance and/or access to paid sick leave
  • Individuals experiencing homelessness
  • Healthcare workers
  • Hospitality and service industry workers
  • Unauthorized immigrant populations
  • Communities of color, and in particular, residents with limited English language proficiency

You can learn more about this opportunity by visiting the funder's website.


  • Based upon the charitable structure of the COVID-19 Response Fund, grants are limited to 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations, groups fiscally sponsored by a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, or other charitable organizations able to receive a tax-deductible contribution, such as schools, faith-based organizations, and other public entities.
  • Organizations that received funding in past phases of the COVID-19 Response Fund for Forsyth County are eligible to apply again during this final phase.  


  • We are not able to fund individuals or businesses directly, labor unions, or 501(c)(4), 501(c)(5), and 501(c) (6) organizations. 


This page was last reviewed October 14, 2020 and last updated September 19, 2020