April 2020- The Clemmons Community Foundation distributed $82,709 in grants to twelve nonprofit organizations through its 2020 community grant awards cycle. All awarded programs and services will take place within the next year. As local nonprofits navigate the current and future impacts of COVID-19 on their programs and services, several of the grants were awarded with allowances for adaptations and flexibility. Grants were made possible through the Thad and Mary Bingham Community Fund, Thad and Mary Bingham DonorAdvised Fund, Clemmons-Lewisville Community Fund, and two anonymous donors.
Arts for Life
$5,000 to support pediatric patients locally at Brenner Children’s Hospital through art, music, and creative writing experience to nurture their minds and spirits while encouraging positive healthcare experiences.
$7,500 to support a “Book Build”, providing more than 300 new books for Lewisville Elementary School. The program also includes an author visit to the school and assistance with getting the books cataloged for check out.
Two grants totaling $7,775 in support of the patient advocacy program and a survivorship wellness program. The patient advocacy program works closely with cancer patients to reduce barriers in accessing critical treatment support and care. The survivorship wellness program will offer an array of opportunities to engage healthy living and eating through cooking, yoga, and nature walks.
Clemmons Fire Department in a joint partnership with Lewisville and Vienna Fire Departments
$10,000 for PPE equipment of students enrolling in the new Fire Academy at West Forsyth High School. Participants in the fire academy will earn the appropriate credentials and training to become a career or volunteer firefighter.
$4,025 to support community engagement activities through Age-Friendly Forsyth in Clemmons and Lewisville, a program that addresses specific needs like physical and mental health, accessibility and mobility, and social engagement of aging adults (60 and older).
$3,029 for the Middle School Achievers Program serving 67 ESL (English as Second Language) students at Clemmons Middle School.The program includes topics such as the importance of learning English, best-effort participation in the classroom, personal development, self-reflection, and goal setting.
Humane Society of Davie County
$7,500 to help cover medical expenses to prepare dogs and cats for adoption. Covering expenses like spay/neuter surgery, de-worming, microchip, and vaccinations will expedite successful adoptions.
$5,000 to provide special tools to K-12 students with unique low vision needs. Tools may include adaptive aids and smart devices to enhance their core literacy skills. The solutions foster greater access to independent learning and improve readiness for college and career success.
Pretty in Pink Foundation
$5,000 to assist uninsured and under-insured ,low-income breast cancer patients obtain life-saving medical treatments.
Two grants totaling $12,880 to expand two programs in Clemmons and Lewisville. Additional aging adults will now receive Meals-on-Wheels deliveries. Also, the grant will help fund a part-time local ResourceSpecialist to provide supportive resources and services for aging adults and their caregivers.
Shepherd's Center of Greater Winston-Salem
$5,000 to assist aging adults with the cost of materials to complete minor home repairs and modifications, and transportation assistance for doctor’s appointments, medical treatments, and other essential needs.
YMCA of Northwest North Carolina
$10,000 to create a Group Respite Program at theJerry Long YMCA for caregivers of an aging spouse or family member.