Clemmons, NC –The Clemmons Community Foundation, a philanthropic organization serving the Lewisville-Clemmons area of North Carolina, announces more than $35,000 in community grants through its Thad and Mary Bingham Community Fund, Lewisville-Clemmons Community Fund and an anonymous fund.  The grant awards are for programs and services that will directly benefit the communities of Clemmons and Lewisville.  Grant applications were reviewed by community leaders from the Lewisville and Clemmons area with recommendations presented to and approved by the Foundation’s Board of Directors.

Arts for Life: 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. Arts for Life supports pediatric patients through the arts, locally at Brenner Children's Hospital.

Cancer Services: To provide funding for their Patient Advocacy Program increasing the capacity of individuals served in Lewisville/Clemmons through supporting a patient advocate. The Patient Advocacy Program provides Clemmons/Lewisville cancer patients with intensive staff involvement to secure in-kind medication assistance programs and to also provide direct financial assistance for unmet emergency cancer treatment needs.

Crisis Control Ministry: To build awareness of poverty and advocacy through its programs, Bridges Out of Poverty and Poverty Simulation in Clemmons and Lewisville.

Exchange Club Center for the Prevention of Child Abuse of NC/Parenting Path:  To help fund a Parent Teen Solutions program in Clemmons and Lewisville, providing in-home visitation to at-risk or otherwise in-need youth and their parent(s).  The program is designed to improve parent-child relationships, school motivation, problem-solving skills, and parenting skills.

Forsyth Futures: To support representation of Clemmons and Lewisville members of the community engagement committee, which will work with Age-Friendly Forsyth and the local communities to identify and discuss needs and opportunities facing the aging population in our area and identify possible next steps.

HandsOn Northwest North Carolina:To provide Board Basics and Leadership Development workshops for volunteer leaders in Clemmons and Lewisville to become more effective, whether an individual is new to a board, or wants to increase their overall effectiveness in leading a board.

Humane Society of Davie County: For medical preparations of adoptable animals including spay/neuter, heartworm prevention and/or treatment, microchip and all shots up-to-date.

Clemmons Food Pantry: For training room furniture & equipment for new building to enable other  local organizations to offer classes that will impact general life skills by  coordinating educational programming and activities for clients.

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.