Representatives from Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust are sending out a message to the health-oriented: tell us what Beaufort County needs. The public is invited to share their views as to what will make Beaufort County a healthier place at three community forums strategically placed throughout the county next week. Vail Stewart Rumley, Washington Daily News, May 29, 2013
The children of Littleton and the surrounding area have reason to celebrate.The Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust and national non-profit playground builders KaBOOM! announced the John 3:16 Center will have a new state-of-the-art playground in coming months. Della Rose, The Daily Herald, May 28, 2013
The Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust announced grants of nearly $1.3 million this month to improve the health and quality of life of financially disadvantaged residents in Forsyth County. Winston Salem Chronicle, May 27, 2013
The Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust, in partnership with County Health Rankings & Roadmaps, will host three community health forums in Beaufort County to review Beaufort County’s health ranking, discuss the Healthy Places NC initiative, and hear from the local community. Residents are invited to attend to share their ideas about what Beaufort County needs to become a healthier place and to learn more about how to get involved in Healthy Places moving forward.
AURORA: June 3, 10:00 to 11:30 am
Recreational facilities at nine local schools are getting a boost from some helping hands.The Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust announced this week that a recent grant cycle will fund a variety of improvements at each school: gym renovations, resurfacing basketball courts, purchasing new playground equipment, restoring tennis courts, and resurfacing tracks and walking paths.
October meetings with members of the Kate B. Reynolds Foundation’s Healthy Places initiative are bearing great fruit for Halifax County, as the Foundation announced this week more than $1.2 million will be funneled into capital improvements for gymnasiums, school playgrounds, city parks and other projects geared toward improved health.
The Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust announced Monday that eight local organizations will get grants totaling more than $1.5 million all of which are intended to improve the health and well-being of McDowell County residents. The grants announced on Monday will be used for a variety of local efforts, from better playgrounds at the elementary schools to a new diabetes prevention effort to improved recreational facilities for Old Fort.
The Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust announced grants of nearly $1.3 million this month to improve the health and quality of life of financially disadvantaged residents in Forsyth County. The Trust began to make strategic investments in dental health—a funding focus for its Forsyth County grant making—by making a two-year, $113,300 commitment to the North Carolina Dental Health Fund to operate a free dental clinic for homeless and financially needy residents in the area.
The Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust announced grants of more than $2 million this month to improve the quality of care and overall health of financially disadvantaged seniors in North Carolina. Investments in the state’s older adults include a multi-generational fitness trail; increased access to primary care services; a statewide model to address depression among seniors; and the expansion of the Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE), which allows seniors to stay in their homes longer and access comprehensive care.
The Human Services Center’s Mobile Medication Program now has an extra $25,000 to use for continued care. The community-based mental health and substance abuse agency earned the first-ever National Innovations in Rural Health Award. Lugene Hudson, New Castle News, May 9, 2013
Beaufort County officials have started looking closely at ways to improve the health of residents. One recent success story was a roundtable discussion in Aurora. Editorial, Washington Daily News, May 6, 2013
Since July 2012, the Community Healthy Activities Project has been focused in the town of Bladenboro. CHAP is a two-year grant through the Bladen County Health Department and is funded by the Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust. Bladen Journal, May 5, 2013
A mobile medication program designed to reduce hospitalization costs for seriously mentally ill individuals in rural Pennsylvania won the first-ever national Innovations in Rural Health Award from the Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust in Winston-Salem. Todd Cohen, Philanthropy North Carolina, May 3, 2013