Local Impact in Forsyth County

Through the Local Impact in Forsyth County program area, the Trust fosters equitable and sustainable solutions in our hometown. We invest in solutions that improve the quality of life and foster equity for financially-disadvantaged residents of Forsyth County.

We work to support change by:

  • Focusing our work on issues and in communities in Forsyth County where our contributions can support meaningful progress,
  • Investing resources other than our dollars to create impact, and
  • Committing to learning both internally and along with our partners.

Specifically, our intent is to invest up to half of our resources by 2022 in Great Expectations, our long-term education initiative. We work to ensure young children in Forsyth County—especially those living in financially-disadvantaged families—reach developmentally-appropriate milestones in the first five years, enter kindergarten ready to learn, and leave set for success in school and life. The majority of the remaining half of our portfolio will be concentrated within four issue areas, which include work where we believe we can see real positive change over the next 10 years.

Community Assets

  • Community Assets


  • Middle School Success
  • Post-Secondary Completion

Health Care

  • Behavioral Health
  • Oral Health

Safety Net

  • Emergency Assistance
  • Supportive Housing

While we will still be a responsive grantmaker and will help where innovative and practical solutions present themselves, our commitment to focus and learning should lead to deeper and longer-term change over time.