Forsyth County Special Appropriations

As a part of its annual budget, Forsyth County provides funding for non-profit agencies to provide community services to Forsyth County residents. This funding, called "Special Appropriations," is for a period of one year.

The limited budget for appropriations is open to non-profits who provide social, artistic, cultural or economic development services for Forsyth County residents.

Emphasis should be on a specific amount requested and on new services that will be provided.

Funding for Fiscal Year 2024-2025 Applications opened January 29, 2024 at 12:00 noon and closed February 26, 2024 at 12:00 noon.

Please see below for the anticipated Special Appropriations funding timeline: 

  • January 29, 2024 - February 26, 2024: Open Application Period
  • Early June: Public Hearing on Proposed Budget
  • June 6, 2024 - June 27, 2024: Possible Adoption of Budget Ordinance
  • July 1, 2024 - June 30, 2025: Term of service provided for all programs

Special Appropriations applications will be submitted online in Fiscal Year 2024-2025 using the Forsyth County Community Portal. Forsyth County is no longer accepting paper applications.

Application Portal

For additional information or assistance, please contact:

Iesha Carter
Budget and Management Analyst
Office: (336) 703-2686

FY 2024-2025 Fund Distribution

Organization Amount Awarded
ABC of North Carolina Child Development Center $25,000
Arts Council of Winston-Salem and Forsyth County $100,000
Children's Law Center Advocates for Children $50,000
Crisis Control Ministry $25,000
Eliza's Helping Hands $15,000
Experiment in Self-Reliance $50,000
Experiment in Self-Reliance $40,000
​HARRYS Veterans ​$75,000
​Kaleideum FY2024 ​$275,000
Memorial Industrial CDC ​$5,000
Neighborhood's Hands $100,000
Old Salem $125,000
RiverRun International Film Festival $15,000
Union Community Development Corporation $100,000
Center for Creative Economy $25,000
Downtown Winston-Salem Partnership $20,000
Kernersville Chamber of Commerce $5,200
Piedmont Triad Film Commission $30,000
Senior Services $385,000
Shepherd's Center of Greater Winston Salem $35,000
The Shepherd's Center of Kernersville $24,000
Family Services $100,000
Miracles in Sight $50,000
MUSE Winston-Salem $50,000
YMCA of Northwest North Carolina $50,000
Horizons Residential Care Center $50,000
Total $1,849,200