Heartstrings Awarded Grant by The Winston-Salem Foundation

The Winston-Salem Foundation has awarded a $31,083 grant to Heartstrings to expand its Pregnancy & Infant Loss Support Program to assist underserved communities, including Hispanic and African American parents.  The grant will also expand the executive director position.

“Providing support to a more diverse mix of parents in need is a recognized service gap,” said Ashley Wall, executive director of Heartstrings. “This grant will enable us to create a pilot program with input from Winston-Salem Hispanic and African American community leaders and parents to ultimately develop an effective and culturally-appropriate pregnancy and infant loss support model.”  

Heartstrings is a 501(C)3 non-profit organization that provides validation, encouragement, and grief-related education to Triad parents who have experienced pregnancy, infant, and child loss through peer-based support groups and one-to-one mentor support. www.HeartstringsSupport.org

The Winston-Salem Foundation is a community foundation that supports charitable programs in the greater Forsyth County area.  Founded in 1919 with a $1,000 gift, it now administers over 1,300 funds and had total custodial assets of $387.4 million at the end of 2015.  In 2015, the Foundation granted $26.6 million to charitable causes, $2.4 million of which was through the Community Grants program.