The ECHO Network's mission is to build a better community by providing opportunities to foster enriching, trusting, and long-lasting relationships among diverse people.

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The ECHO Network and the Winston-Salem Foundation wish to honor people and organizations who are building social capital in our community.  With the presentation of ECHO Awards, we hope to recognize those who personify the ECHO logo - building a stronger community by building connections among people.  (past ECHO Award recipients)   

Need more information about social capital or ECHO?  Watch this video featuring past ECHO Award recipient Jeff Smith of Smittysnotes.

Award recipients (up to 5 per year) will receive a grant of $1,000 to donate to a charitable organization of their choice, hopefully one that is building social capital in our community.  Recipients are selected by a committee comprised of members from Foundation committees, the ECHO Network, and the community-at-large. 

Nominees for an ECHO Award can be:

  • Individuals, informal groups, or organizations
  • Unsung heroes and heroines from our community
  • Community members innovatively building connections
To nominate onlineclick here
To print a hard copy (PDF) to mail: click here

Nomination deadline: 
Friday, March 6, 2015 at 5:00 pm.