In 2014 the city adopted a uniform process for evaluating grant requests from non-profit and other organizations seeking city financial support. Under this process, all grant requests are reviewed by a Community Agency Allocation Committee, appointed by the Mayor and City Council. The committee comprises nine citizens and is assisted by members of the city staff. The committee makes recommendations to the City Manager, who considers these recommendations for inclusion in the proposed annual budget to the Mayor and City Council, which has the final decision.

Prior to the grant submission deadline, the city holds an orientation workshop for agencies interested in applying for a city grant. The workshop explains the grant process and timetable for the upcoming year. A second workshop is held closer to the application deadline, to provide technical assistance in completing applications.

Completed applications must include an audited financial statement and a copy of the organization’s most recent IRS 990 form. All financial statements are reviewed by the city Finance Department to ensure fair and stable standing of the submitting agency.

Applications are separated by type and sent to their respective review panels before going to the full allocation committee. Applications are scored on a 100 point scale, based on organizational capacity, strategy, project approach & design, cost effectiveness & training, overall impression and completeness.

FY 2017-18 Funding Process

The City of Winston-Salem will hold its Community Agency Funding Orientation Workshop for the FY 2017-18 budget on Tuesday, October 18, 2016, from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Mazie S. Woodruff Center, 4905 Lansing Drive, Winston-Salem.

The city will also host a secondary workshop to provide technical assistance for application completion on Thursday, November 3, 2016 from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Mazie S. Woodruff Center.

FY 2016-17 Community Agency Funding

These agencies received funding during Fiscal Year 2016-17:

Arts/Culture/Human Services:
Arts Council
Center for Creative Economy
Experiment in Self-Reliance (ESR)
Forsyth County District Attorney Family Court
HARRY Veterans Community Outreach Services
Institute for Dismantling Racism
Mediation Services
National Association of Black Veterans (NABVETS)
National Black Theatre Festival
Old Salem
Piedmont Triad Film Commission
RiverRun International Film Festival
Shepherd’s Center of Greater W-S
The Sergei Foundation
Work Family Resource Center
YMCA: Youth Incentive Program
Youth in Transition

Successful Outcomes After Release (SOAR):
Eureka Ministry
Piedmont Triad Regional Council (PTRC)
Self-Empowerment Last Forever (SELF)
YWCA: Hawley House
Silver Lining Youth Services
My Brother’s Second Chance
Southside Rides
How Is Your Heart Project
The Josh Howard Foundation

Federal Housing Grant-Funded Agencies:
AIDS Care Service Inc.
Bethesda Center for the Homeless – Case Management
Consumer Credit Counseling Service – Center for Homeownership
Experiment in Self-Reliance, Inc. (ESR) – Income Tax Preparation Assistance
Experiment in Self-Reliance, Inc. (ESR) – Transitional Housing Program
Habitat for Humanity of Forsyth County, Inc. (HOME)
Housing Authority of Winston-Salem – Tenant Based Rental Assistance
Liberty-East Redevelopment Corporation
North Carolina Housing Foundation – Veterans Helping Veterans Heal
North Carolina Housing Foundation – The Commons
North Carolina Housing Foundation – The Commons Case Management
Piedmont Triad Regional Council – Project Re-Entry
Southside United Health Center
United Way of Forsyth County – Ten-Year Plan to End Chronic Homelessness
United Way of Forsyth County – Coordinated Intake Center
United Way of Forsyth County – Continuum of Care Strategic Plan
Urban League – Summer Youth Employment Program
W-S Foundation – Neighbors for Better Neighborhoods
Work Family Resource Center
Bethesda Center – Women’s Shelter
Bethesda Center – Day Shelter
Bethesda Center – Men’s Shelter
Family Services – Women’s Shelter
Samaritan Ministries – Emergency Shelter
The Salvation Army – Emergency Shelter
United Way – Overflow Shelter
United Way – Goodwill
United Way – Rapid Re-Housing Collaborative
United Way – Data Evaluation

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