To provide funds to non-profit organizations more quickly in the face of operating challenges due to COVID-19, Truliant Federal Credit Union recently announced eight Forsyth County organizations will receive Community Mini Grants.
The program, now in its twelfth year, provides community-based nonprofit organizations with $1,000 in grant funding to support operating, programmatic or capacity-building needs. This year, operating were added costs to its grant focus areas to help organizations impacted by the coronavirus.
The credit union shortened its Mini Grant application period to get funds to recipients more quickly. Truliant disbursed a total of $30,000 in award funds in its member communities beginning in late April.
“Local organizations large and small are stepping up to fill important gaps in our communities when they need it most,” said Renee Shipko, Community Engagement Manager. “The funds will provide an extra layer of support for those needing help with operating costs or programmatic changes associated with the COVID-19 pandemic.”
Through the program, non-profit organizations in Winston-Salem & Forsyth County will receive a total of $8,000 in grant funds. In 2020, emphasis was placed on organizations that improve communities through community development, economic mobility, financial wellness, and youth and education. Winners from Forsyth County are:
Crosby Scholars Community Partnership – Funds will provide college enrollment deposits for high-need students.
Financial Pathways of the Piedmont – Funds will be used to support the electronic signature process to serve clients more efficiently during the pandemic.
H.O.P.E. of Winston-Salem – Funds will cover additional meals for children.
HandsOn Northwest NC – Funds will be used to promote award winners for the Governor’s Volunteer Service Awards.Hispanic League – Funds will be used to support educational tools to continue the work of the nonprofit.
IFB Solutions – Funds will support job training and workforce development for blind and visually impaired residents who have been furloughed in a manufacturing environment.
Senior Services – Funds will provide 166 hot, nutritious meals, shelf-stable meals and frozen meals for older adults who are home-bound.
Winston-Salem Street School – Funds will support operational challenges as a result of COVID-19.
Since its inception, the program has awarded over 250 different nonprofit organizations in funding.