Winston-Salem, NC

VP, Community Investment, The Winston-Salem Foundation

The Organization


We are a nonprofit community foundation, comprised of over 1,600 funds, that assists people and organizations with their charitable giving, provides financial aid to college students, and makes community grants to nonprofit organizations in Forsyth County. We are the oldest foundation in North Carolina, and we are one of the oldest community foundations in the country. Since 2018, the Foundation has been on a journey to deepen its understanding of and commitment to racial equity as both a priority in our work in the community and as a hallmark of our organizational culture.

Our vision: 

A generous and trusting community where everyone is thriving.

Our mission: 

We inspire giving and link resources to action, strengthening Forsyth County—now and forever.

Our values: 

§  Inclusion – we practice and champion inclusion, honoring the strengths and experiences of all in our community.

§  Accountability – we honor the intentions of our donors and partners and hold ourselves to the highest standards of ethics, service and stewardship.

§  Continuous Learning – we are committed to learning and evolving with our community and our partners.

The Foundation recently completed a strategic roadmap that highlights key areas of focus in the coming years. The vice president, community investment will play an integral role in working with others to implement the plan as we work to achieve the following strategic goals outlined in the roadmap:

§  A diverse and expanded group of people dedicated to making Forsyth County stronger and more equitable through the pooling of time, talent, and treasure

§  Greater investments of both financial and human capital to make Forsyth County stronger and more equitable

§  A sustainable and equity-focused operation that enables The Winston-Salem Foundation to effectively leverage our assets to support our community and our operations

§  A collaborative anti-racist workplace where all staff thrive

Position Overview


The vice president, community investment leads strategies to increase our community’s understanding and investment in areas of critical need in Forsyth County. The vice president leads the community investment team with a current portfolio of focus areas (advancing equity in education and building an inclusive economy), responsive grantmaking, student aid, and mission-aligned investing programs. The vice president is a highly skilled collaborator and communicator who can contribute toward bringing a bold vision for community change into action to ensure that Winston-Salem becomes a place where race no longer predicts life outcomes. This position reports to the president and serves on the Foundation’s leadership team.

How To Apply

Applicants should submit a cover letter and resume to People Development Partners at For best consideration, applications should be received by January 31, 2023.

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