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Clemmons Community Foundation awards grants

The Clemmons Community Foundation has announced $53,250 in grants to 10 nonprofit organizations through its recent community grants process.  The funded programs and services will take place within the next year. One focus area for applications was “Thriving in Education” for supportive programming to reduce support gaps, engagement decline, learning loss, as well as social and emotional health. The second focus area was nonprofit sustainability to address the increase in needs due to the pandemic and to help support necessary organizational adaptations to continue programs and services. Grants were made possible through the Thad and Mary Bingham Funds, the Clemmons-Lewisville Community Fund, and an anonymous donor.  All applications were reviewed by volunteer teams of local community leaders and board members. The final grant recommendations were approved by the foundation’s board of directors. Recipient organizations, funding level and the programs/services are listed below:

Cancer Services — $5,000. The grant supports the patient advocacy program for older adults facing cancer in Lewisville and Clemmons. The program helps secure in-kind medication assistance programs and also provides direct financial assistance for emergency unmet cancer treatment needs. Working closely with patients reduces barriers to accessing critical treatment support, and helps to address other issues related to navigating cancer care.

Clemmons Food Pantry — $5,000. The grant provides additional equipment that is now necessary for the new facility to meet health and safety requirements to ensure the continued good health of volunteers and clients.

Crossnore School & Children’s Home — $7,500. The grant helps to improve access to mental and behavioral health services for children and families in Clemmons and Lewisville. Funds will specifically be used for clinical scholarships to provide therapy sessions for eligible local clients without insurance or who are unable to pay fees.

HandsOn Northwest — $5,000. Funds provide five locally-serving nonprofits with an organizational assessment to identify strengths and areas for improvement. Each nonprofit will also be given a $575 credit towards follow-up training provided by HandsOn NWNC, based on each organization’s identified need (ex. board training, program evaluation, strategic planning, etc.).

Hispanic League — $4,500. The grant sustains services and programs in Clemmons and Lewisville, such as supporting middle school students and college students, and provides COVID-19 health education and PPE to businesses and families in the local Hispanic community.

Humane Society of Davie County — $5,000. Funds 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.

Humane Solution Spay-Neuter Program — $5,000. The grant provides vaccines, flea medications, a free wellness clinic, and spay and neutering surgeries for low-income pet owners in Clemmons and Lewisville.

School Health Alliance for Forsyth County — $7,500. In partnership with West Forsyth High School (WFHS) administration and student support services staff, the School Health Alliance for Forsyth County will conduct risk assessments with WFHS students using a targeted referral approach. This innovative approach will allow for early identification of social, emotional, and behavioral health needs as well as other risks in an effort to connect students to needed treatment (mental health and/or medical) and other resources and supports. Program to begin after students return to in-person learning.

Salvation Army — $5,000. The grant provides direct emergency assistance and relief to Clemmons and Lewisville residents for needs not otherwise covered by government programs.

Trellis Supportive Care —  $3,750. The grant supports the Charitable Care program that  improves access to hospice care for low-income, uninsured, and underinsured local patients.

About the Clemmons Community Foundation

The Clemmons Community Foundation exists to unlock the full philanthropic potential of Clemmons, Lewisville, and surrounding communities by connecting people and resources in ways that thoughtfully and meaningfully transform our communities with access, opportunity, and an enriched quality of life. The foundation in an independent 501(c)(3) nonprofit, first formed in 2004 by the Rotary Club of Clemmons and converted to a community foundation in 2012. For more information, visit clemmonsfoundation.org or call 336-663-6794.