DataMax Foundation

DataMax Foundation

DataMax Foundation’s mission is to support Forsyth County, NC, through supporting economic development, improving public education, and nurturing entrepreneurs.

DataMax Foundation was formed in 2007 to fund projects with a direct impact on education and/or economic development. The grant application process has two cycles per year. Application deadlines are February 15 and August 15. The board of directors meets in April and October to evaluate applications.

Projects approved for grants are expected to produce community benefits such as new jobs, the preservation of existing jobs, workforce development, advancing public education, the nurturing of entrepreneurs, or improving the business climate in the community.

To talk with us about submitting a grant application, contact us.


Tom Blair Legacy Grant

The Legacy Grant was created in the spring of 2007 and coincided with the retirement of Tom Blair after 32 years of distinguished service as President & CEO of DataMax Corporation. At that time, the DataMax Foundation Board of Directors established the Tom Blair Legacy Grant in his honor. Each year, a grant carries that designation to honor Tom’s contributions to the company and the community.

2018 WSSU - Center for Entrepreneurship

2017 Venture Cafe - Startup Funds

2016 UNC Center for Design Innovation – Technology Upgrades

2015 WS Chamber of Commerce – Sr Academy Mentoring Program

2014 Wake Forest University Innovation Quarter – FlyWheel Project

2013 Forsyth Tech – Equipment for Advanced Manufacturing program

2012 Community Education Collaborative

2011 Wake Forest Center for Nanotechnology and Molecular Materials

2010 Forsyth Tech – JobsNOW Program (first ever non-degreed scholarship donation)

2009 Wake Forest Comprehensive Cancer Center – Cancer Innovation Program

2008 Crosby Community Scholars – Endowment Fund

2007 Forsyth Tech – Center for Emerging Technology