Racial inequities exist in all our systems, including criminal justice, health, housing, wages, and education, and they continue to disproportionately affect Black people in Forsyth County.
BPI is a 100% Black-led initiative of The Winston-Salem Foundation that is explicitly, not exclusively, focused on grantmaking and programming that strengthens our local Black communities. By joining together with people from all walks of life in Forsyth County, we work to educate and effect change to build a better future for Black people, their families, and their communities.
Since 2007, BPI has built on a generous and deep legacy of philanthropy in Winston-Salem’s Black communities. Learn more about our history, how we got started, and the exciting growth we’ve experienced.