The Elkin Advisory Committee of The Winston-Salem Foundation recently recommended seven grants totaling $30,900 to nonprofits serving the Elkin Tri-Counties region.
These grants support programs in the areas of arts, education, recreation, health, and human services. The Elkin Advisory Committee is comprised of ten local community members, with Anne Gulley serving as chairman of the Committee.
Grants distributed include $1,500 for the Meals On Wheels program in Thurmond and Ronda to the Blue Ridge Opportunity Commission; $3,000 for transportation, uniform assistance, and youth activities for guests of The ARK to ECHO Ministry; $10,000 for 3.1 miles of mountain bike and running trails to the Elkin Valley Trails Association; and $3,000 for a concert series featuring local songwriters and musicians to the Foothills Arts Council.
These grants were made possible by three funds that support the area. Community members have worked diligently to increase one of these funds, The Elkin Community Trust, in order to ensure that nonprofits in the area have the future support they need.
The Winston-Salem Foundation is a community foundation that supports charitable programs in the greater Forsyth County area. The foundation partners with the Elkin Advisory Committee to help make an impact in the area bounded by Dobson, Boonville, Hamptonville, Roaring River, and Thurmond. Established in 1919, the foundation administers approximately 1,300 funds and had total custodial assets of $387.4 million at the end of 2015. In 2015, the foundation granted $26.6 million to charitable causes, $2.4 million of which was through the Community Grants program.