Grace Clinic receives funding from The Winston-Salem Foundation

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Grace Clinic of Yadkin Valley, a free clinic for uninsured, low-income adults in the Yadkin Valley, received a grant award of $7,226 from The Winston-Salem Foundation on May 15. The grant is funded by the Richard T. Chatham Fund and the Lucy Hanes Chatham Fund.

Proceeds will be used to provide medications and diabetic testing supplies to Grace Clinic patients.

The Elkin Advisory Committee of The Winston-Salem Foundation has been a supporter Grace Clinic since its beginnings in 2006.

Grace Clinic provides access to medical services that lead to improved quality of life. Its mission is to glorify and serve God by providing free medical care, health education, and spiritual guidance to those in need.

Grace Clinic provides primary medical care services to uninsured adults, ages 18 to 64, who reside in Yadkin County, southwest Surry County, and northeast Wilkes County and have household income at or below 200 percent of the Federal Poverty Level.

Grace Clinic is a medical home for patients who would otherwise go without medical care. They have more than 500 active patients, who average three to four visits per year for chronic conditions such as diabetes, hypertension, cardiovascular disease and depression.

The clinic operates a busy Medication Access Program, which obtains free medications for patients through NC MedAssist and pharmaceutical company patient assistance programs. Behavioral health counseling services are also integrated into our practice.

Grace Clinic is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization that receives financial support from individuals, churches, clubs, businesses, the United Funds, grants, and foundations.

The Winston-Salem Foundation is a community foundation that supports charitable programs in the greater Forsyth County area.

Founded in 1919 with a $1,000 gift, it now administers about 1,300 funds and had total custodial assets of $453 million at the end of 2016.

In 2013, the foundation granted $38.4 million to charitable causes, more than $2.8 million of which was through the Community Grants program.

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