Contributions to Non-Profit Entities

Fiscal Year 2020 to 2021 Community Agency Funding

The City is currently accepting proposals for program and project funding for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2020 through June 30, 2021. Your organization will need to complete an application using the online portal. Please refer to the Request for Proposals (RFP) for additional information and eligibility criteria. The "Getting Started Guide" provides instructions for registering an account to submit an application.

Application Deadline: Friday, November 22, 2019 at 5:00 pm


Community Agency Funding Application Workshops

The City held an Orientation Workshop & Public Hearing for the Consolidated Plan on Thursday, October 24, 2019, 2:00 pm, at the Forsyth County Central Library. 

City staff provided information about this year's application process including instruction on the new online application portal. The Community Development Department also held a public hearing to obtain views on community development and housing needs for the current program year. 

Technical Workshop

There will be a technical workshop held on November 7th where City staff will provide assistance and answer any additional questions about the request for proposals and application.  Attendance is not mandatory.   

  • Date and Time: Thursday, November 7, 2:00 pm
  • Location: Mazie S. Woodruff Center, 4905 Lansing Dr., Winston-Salem, NC 

Review Process

In 2014, the city adopted a uniform process for evaluating grant requests from non-profit organizations seeking city financial support. In October of each year, the City releases a request for proposals and application. Organizations have about a month to submit proposals for the next fiscal year beginning July 1.

All grant requests are reviewed by a Community Agency Allocation Committee, appointed by the Mayor and City Council. The committee includes 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 have the final decision.