A foundation for our future

Created to secure a higher level of support for our public schools.

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In March 2023, the Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools Education Foundation was formed based on a shared belief that when our community works together, we can do more to support student success. Our efforts are designed to raise funding to meet teaching and enrichment needs through the school system.

Due to community support and funding, the foundation will offer teaching and enrichment grants in 2024. The foundation will increase the funding available for grants and other initiatives as we begin our fundraising campaign.

Our Mission

The foundation is an independent, nonprofit organization with a mission to secure financial support and other resources to enhance student learning and achievement in Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools.

Our Board

Our Board of Directors is comprised of private citizens, business leaders and educators who share a passion for public education.

Frequently Asked Questions

Are contributions to the foundation tax deductible?

The foundation is a 501c3 nonprofit organization, which means donations to the foundation may be tax deductible.

Is the foundation part of the school system?

No. We are an independent nonprofit that works in close collaboration with the school system to secure and provide ongoing support.

Does the foundation dictate curriculum or instruction?

No. We support teachers and students through the school system’s programs and initiatives.

Is the foundation associated with the Winston-Salem Foundation?

The Winston-Salem Foundation is a wonderful resource for funding specific initiatives in our schools. However, our foundation is focused on supporting the ongoing needs of teachers and students in our public school system and is not affiliated with the Winston-Salem Foundation.

Is funding for the foundation only for public schools?

Yes. The foundation was created to support our community’s public school system, Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools. Private schools, including charter schools, are not eligible for funding through the foundation.