Last updated: June 01. 2013 11:32AM - 183 Views
Erik Spencer Hill
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The Advisory Board for the Bill Johnson Trust to Benefit Stokes County recently recommended grants totaling $7,527 to 11 nonprofits serving the Stokes County community.

The Bill Johnson Trust to Benefit Stokes County was established in 1999 to honor the leadership and vision of William Howard Johnson Jr. The fund provides grants to nonprofit organizations or informal groups in Stokes County for worthy public and charitable purposes, with an emphasis on developing leaders and inspiring others.

Following are the grant recipients:

• Buffalo Creek Literacy Project — $730 to improve the delivery of instruction

• Cancer Services — $700 to provide cancer medication assistance to Stokes County residents in need

• East Stokes Outreach Ministry — $730 for client services or operating support

• Friends of State Parks — $697 for Friends of Sauratown Mountains to purchase identifying attire for volunteer campground hosts at Hanging Rock State Park

• HandsOn Northwest NC — $700 for a skills-building workshop for nonprofit volunteers and staff in Stokes County

• NC Cooperative Extension, Stokes County Center — $700 to help support 4-H nutrition education programs

• Rhodes Family Restoration and Memorial — $300 to help reconstruct the Austin C. Rhodes family farmhouse for educational purposes

• Stokes County Arts Council — $750 to help support the 2013 Stokes Stomp Festival

• Stokes County Schools — $700 to provide safe playground equipment at Pine Hall Elementary School

• Stokes County Schools — $790 to improve reading skills using e-book readers at Germanton Elementary School

• Stokes Partnership for Children — $730 to provide a leadership academy for administrators of child care programs

The Winston-Salem Foundation is a community foundation that supports charitable programs in the greater Forsyth County area. The Foundation partners with the Advisory Board for the Bill Johnson Trust to Benefit Stokes County to help make an impact in the greater Stokes County area. Founded in 1919 with a $1,000 gift, the Foundation now administers over 1,300 funds and had total custodial assets of $308.4 million at the end of 2012. In 2012, the Foundation granted $20.2 million to charitable causes, over $2.1 million of which was through the Community Grants program. Learn more at www.wsfoundation.org.

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