Neighbors for Better


Assisting Neighborhoods 

Turn Goals Into Achievements


Grassroots Grants 

COVID-19 Response Fund

The Fund is accepting applications on a rolling basis for immediate response grants of up to $1,000 in the fol​lowing priority areas​:

1.) Food support,

2.) Health Care,

3.) Emergency Housing,

4.) Emergency Financial Assistance,

5.) Seniors

6.) Other related COVID-19 related assistance

Neighbors for Better Neighborhoods (NBN) is a non-profit organization founded in 1990 by the Winston-Salem Foundation and neighborhood residents as a program to support the local community on the premise that human resources should be reclaimed, and healthy neighborhood leadership be developed while acknowledging that both physical and human assets contribute to the vitality of the entire community.


Connecting People, Strengthening Voices, and Leveraging Resources


Safe, Just, and Self-Determined Neighborhoods

Our Community Engagement 

We connect community leaders with the resources they need to become self-determined producers of sustainable community development. Our guiding principles are based on the asset-based community development framework. Our involvement with any project or collaboration in our city focuses on bringing residents to the places where discussions and decisions are being made or processed for implementation.

Utilizing our expertise in Asset-Based Community Development strategies, we can assist you with the following:

  • Promote the approach of residents in neighborhoods leading the process (resident-led and place-based efforts)
  • Promote leadership development with a racial equity lens and results-based strategies 
  • Having the ability to connect people and leverage resources in communities (Timebanking, Grassroots grants, Neighbors in Action (NIA) workshops, and Resident Organizer Program.

Service Areas

Proudly Partnering with Neighborhoods in Winston-Salem, North Carolina
 and the Surrounding Areas

Business Hours 

Monday to Friday: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Saturday to Sunday: By Appointment


  • Alvin Atkinson – Board Chair
  • Remona Brooks – Secretary and Chair of the Governance Committee

  • Ryan Ammann
  • Michael Banner
  • Dorothy Bonner
  • Kris Cox
  • Layla Garms

  • Allonda Hawkins
  • Stan Law
  • James Patterson
  • Sheryll Strode
  • Joy Nelson Thomas


Relationship oriented, 


Place-based, and

Inclusion focused


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Contact Information

Neighbors For Better Neighborhoods

1650 Ivy Avenue

Winston-Salem, North Carolina 27105

Phone: 336-602-2519

Fax: 336-602-2475


Mailing Address: PO Box 61 Winston-Salem, North Carolina 27102