Clemmons, NC –The Clemmons Community Foundation, a philanthropic organization serving the Lewisville-Clemmons area of North Carolina, is pleased to announce more than $50,000 in community grants through its Thad and Mary Bingham Community Fund and an anonymous fund. The grant awards are for programs and services that will directly benefit the communities of Lewisville and Clemmons. Applications were reviewed by community members from the Lewisville and Clemmons area with recommendations presented to and approved by the Foundation’s Board of Directors.

Big Brothers Big Sisters: $10,000 for a Program Specialist who will support 24 new Big Brother Big Sister matches in the community.

Parenting Path: $9,287 for two programs. The programs include a 12-week session entitled Positive Effective Parenting, proven to increase parenting knowledge and skills and an 8-week class, Fathers Are Parents Tooclass in Clemmons for 15 fathers. The class provides case management for five of the participants.

The Arts Council: $5,000 to expand services to schools in Clemmons-Lewisville for teacher training to integrate the arts. Also, to develop pilot programs for early learning and after-school arts enrichment. The grant will target public schools and provide more arts education programming to core curriculum teachers to ensure the benefits of arts integration will be available to all students.

Cancer Services: $7,500 to provide funding for their Patient Advocacy Program and increase the capacity of individuals served in Lewisville/Clemmons through supporting a patient advocate. Patient advocates leverage services and help provide support programs for cancer treatment, survivors, and their families.

Jerry Long YMCA: $4,000 Cover the cost of one LIVESTRONG at the YMCA session, serving 10-12 individuals.  LIVESTRONG is a research-based, physical activity, and well-being program designed to help adult cancer survivors reclaim their total health after treatment. The funding help individuals who cannot afford the program enrollment costs to receive the rehabilitation they need.  

Arts for Life: $8,000 to provide bedside studios and clinic waiting room art tables for children/teens at Brenners Children's Hospital. The grant will help support the established program. The program helps to care for the child’s emotional and psychosocial needs while they are in the hospital through art.

The Sergei Foundation: $5,000 to help senior citizens of limited income afford the cost of veterinary treatment and care for their companion pets. The Sergei Foundation works with veterinarians offering discounted rates.  

The Novant Health Forsyth Medical Foundation: $2,500 to help provide supplies for the mammogram screenings of the new mobile mammography unit serving those who are under/uninsured and otherwise unable to pay for screening.

About the Clemmons Community Foundation

The Clemmons Community Foundation exists to unlock the full philanthropic potential of Clemmons, Lewisville, and surrounding communities by connecting people and resources in ways that thoughtfully and meaningfully transform our communities with access, opportunity, and an enriched quality of life. The Foundation in an independent 501(c)(3) nonprofit, first formed in 2004 by the Rotary Club of Clemmons and converted to a community foundation in 2012. For more information, call 336-663-6794.