Forsyth Futures

Active Project? Yes
Year Project Began: 2006
Year of Last Input: 2017
Last Updated: Aug 7 2017
Project Location:
Forsyth County, North Carolina
State / Province:
North Carolina
Forsyth County
Lead Organization:
Forsyth Futures
Type of Organization:

Geographic Scope

Municipality, County, State/Province, Other

Issue Areas

Arts and Culture, Children & Youth, Economy, Education, Employment, Environment, Equity, Governance, Health & Wellbeing, Housing, Infrastructure, Land Use, Other, Population, Poverty, Public Safety, Recreation, Social, Transportation, Civic Engagement


Established in 2006, Forsyth Futures is a non-profit collaborative of residents, organizations and institutions working together to address critical community issues. The mission of Forsyth Futures is to put community knowledge to work by being an objective catalyst, connecting people and serving as a convener.

Community knowledge is obtained by tracking issue indicators to identify community conditions, trends, and needs in six areas: (1) economic self-sufficiency/development, (2) community engagement, (3) educational success, (4) mental and physical health, (5) safety and (6) environmental stewardship. Forsyth Futures uses other community information tools such as Initiascape© software, a program which documents the landscape of the community’s initiatives around an issue. This tool also demonstrates the links between individuals, organizations or groups working on an issue. Forsyth Futures then provides and/or applies this knowledge by leading or supporting initiatives that strategically address community issues.

Forsyth Futures seeks to enhance the ability to expand community knowledge by coordinating and providing a platform for supporting all residents, organizations, and agencies that reside within Forsyth County.

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Project URL

Project Contact:

Doris Paez
Forsyth Futures -
Winston-Salem North Carolina USA