Elkin area nonprofits receive grants

The Elkin Advisory Committee of The Winston-Salem Foundation recently recommended nine grants totaling $31,700 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 10 local community members, with Gary Maxey serving as chairman of the committee.

These grants were made possible by three funds which 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 about 1,300 funds and had total custodial assets of $384.3 million at the end of 2014. In 2014, the foundation granted $24.8 million to charitable causes.

2015 Elkin Area Grants

• Children’s Center of Surry — $3,000 to develop a support group for preteen and teenage girls

• ECHO Ministry — $3,000 for transportation, uniform assistance, and youth activities for guests of The ARK

• Elkin Elementary School — $2,500 to purchase books for the library

• Elkin Rescue Squad — $5,000 to purchase confined space rescue equipment

• Elkin Valley Fiddlers — $2,000 to produce the annual Elkin Valley Music Festival

• Elkin Valley Trails Association — $6,065 to construct a walking trail as a segment of the Mountains-to-Sea Trail

• Foothills Arts Council — $2,400 to establish a special concert series featuring local songwriters and musicians

• Grace Clinic of the Yadkin Valley — $6,697 to renew the prescription voucher program

• Tri-County Christian Crisis Ministry — $1,038 to purchase a floor scale for the food pantry

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