The Winston-Salem Foundation was established on October 14, 1919 with a gift of $1,000 from Colonel Francis H. Fries, president of Wachovia Bank, following a model developed in Cleveland, Ohio five years earlier. We were the first foundation of any type to be established in North Carolina, and we’re the 16th oldest community foundation in the United States. Today, the Foundation manages $565 million in assets and has over 1,500 charitable funds that positively impact communities in Winston-Salem, Forsyth County, and beyond.

Sawtooth receives capacity-building support from the Winston-Salem Foundation.
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