Philanthropy in our community is evolving to more effectively target deep-seated, generational challenges. Funders are supporting “asset-based community development,” recognizing that the solutions to community problems will best be solved by the residents in those communities. Kathy Norcross Watts, Winston-Salem Monthly, November 29,2015
The 90-feet by 100-feet park, supported in part with a $125,000 grant from the Trust, will incorporate replicas of two elements favored by Roanoke Rapids skaters — the steps of Kirkwood Adams and the railings of the high school.The 90-feet by 100-feet park will incorporate replicas of two elements favored by Roanoke Rapids skaters — the steps of Kirkwood Adams and the railings of the high school. RRSPIN.com,
A series of grants were given by the Trust to organizations working in the Twin Counties to expand access to healthy local foods and increase opportunities for active living. Corey Davis, Rocky Mount Telegram, November 22, 2015
Vidant Beaufort Hospital in Washington was awarded more than $753,000 this month from the Trust to target patients who struggle with both mental health issues and chronic illnesses as part of the trust’s Healthy Places NC initiative. Caroline Hudson, Washington Daily News, November 22, 2015
A $1.5 million grant from the Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust is funding the launch of a program to help low-income Rockingham County residents with chronic medical conditions or mental health needs. Owen Covington, Triad Business Journal, November 20, 2015
The Burke County community, with support from the Trust, is working to promote active living and healthy eating, as well as grow and sustain local food systems and nearby agriculture as part of the county-wide effort to improve health. Trust funding will go toward promoting year-round physical activity for residents, establishing wellness programs, and educating residents about healthy food options. The grants are part of the Trust’s Healthy Places NC, a long-term initiative aimed at improving the quality of life and health in rural, financially disadvantaged North Carolina counties.
The Trust is providing a $1.5 million grant to launch a coordinated effort to provide assistance to low-income individuals who have chronic medical conditions and/or mental health needs in Rockingham County. The funding is part of a larger effort to build, strengthen and align health, behavioral health, and social services throughout the community. The grant is part of the Trust’s Healthy Places NC effort, a long-term initiative to improve the quality of life and health in rural, financially disadvantaged North Carolina counties.
The Trust is shaking things up in the world of rural philanthropic giving by providing up to $100 million in place-based grants to 10 to 12 financially-disadvantaged counties in North Carolina over the next 10 years. Kate Menzies, The Rural Monitor, November 10, 2015
In a matter of hours Saturday, an empty plot of land on Warlick’s Church Road in Connelly Springs will be transformed into a place where childhood memories are made. A new playground will be built where kids and grown-ups can play and get exercise. Maureen O'Boyle, WBTV.com, November 12, 2015
With support from the Trust, the Twin Counties are expanding physical activity opportunities for students and employees, as well as community members in Edgecombe and Nash Counties. The community is also focused on expanding access to local food to support nearby agriculture and promote healthy eating. The investments are part of Healthy Places NC, a long-term Trust effort to improve the quality of life and health in rural, financially disadvantaged North Carolina counties.
Beaufort County, with support from the Trust, is enhancing primary care support and increasing access for uninsured community members diagnosed with both behavioral health needs and diabetes. One program also will serve low-income individuals in Pitt and Greene counties. The investments are part of the Trust’s Healthy Places NC, a long-term initiative aimed at improving the quality of life and health in rural, financially disadvantaged North Carolina counties.
The N.C. Medical Society Foundation has received funding for a program designed to help rural doctors move toward lower-cost, higher-quality health care delivery. Owen Covington, Triad Business Journal, November 3, 2015
The City of Morganton has been awarded a $150,000 grant from the Trust to help renovate Martin Luther King Jr. Park on Bouchelle Street. City staff will start finalizing designs for the park that will include a splash pad, new playground features, upgrades to the restrooms, new fencing and lighting, and seat walls. WHKY.com, November 3, 2015