News Updates

Below you will find news from the Trust.

Trust Program Coordinator Erin Yates Promoted to Special Assistant to the President

The Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust is pleased to announce Erin Yates, currently the Trust’s program coordinator, has been promoted to Special Assistant to the President.

The special assistant to the president role is an expanded, key role to support the president and other staff members internally as the Trust deepens its strategic work with communities locally and around the state to improve health and quality of life for residents in under resourced areas. 

Vice President of Programs Allen Smart Announces Departure from Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust

Allen Smart, vice president of programs at the Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust, announced plans to leave the foundation at the end of February to pursue consulting opportunities in philanthropy. During his 10-year tenure, Allen has been instrumental in leading day-to-day work and special initiatives as the Trust has evolved into a high impact, strategic funder focused on supporting long-term transformation in rural communities.

McDowell County Tackles Transportation Barriers to Help Underserved Residents Access Quality Health Services

The Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust awarded a grant to the McDowell County Department of Social Services (DSS) to address transportation barriers that limit West Marion residents’ ability to access health improvement services. This investment is part of the Trust’s long-term Healthy Places NC initiative, which announced a series of grants awarded to local organizations.

Newly Renovated Hive House Puts Emphasis Back on Healthy Community and Living

Bertie County is putting health back on the map by renovating and remastering a community center in a rural part of the county that will provide underserved youth and families with expanded health and recreational opportunities.

NC Community Development Initiative (NCCDI) has received $149,250 in funding from the Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust to acquire and renovate a community center in Bertie County, known as the Hive House.

Community College Bolsters Health Improvement Efforts Through Community Gardens, Youth Engagement

Beaufort County Community College (BCCC) is taking the lead as the community works to strengthen local partnerships to increase access to fresh food for underserved residents. The work is a part of the Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust’s Healthy Places NC initiative, a long-term effort aimed at improving the quality of life and health in rural North Carolina counties.

More than 20 Faith-Based Groups Partner in Twin Counties to Improve Residents’ Health

The Conetoe Family Life Center (CFLC) is expanding its existing partnership with 21 area faith-based groups to offer support to patients in need of additional resources when leaving the hospital. The work is a part of Healthy Places NC, the Trust’s long-term initiative aimed at improving the quality of life and health in rural North Carolina counties.

Announcing the Trust's February 2017 Grant Cycle

The Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust is excited to share the February 2017 grant cycle announcements. To be eligible for funding, applicants must complete an advance consultation with the Trust before submitting an application.

Please find the Poor and Needy Division funding announcement here. 

Please find the Health Care Division funding announcement here. 

Spotlighting 2013 and 2014 Rural Health Award Winners

The Trust recently held the 2016 Innovations in Rural Health Award at an event at Campbell University and took the opportunity to check in on the innovative ideas that won in 2013 and 2014. With the Rural Health Award, the Trust decided to step outside of North Carolina to seek innovative ideas and bring those solutions back to North Carolina’s rural communities.

Avera eCARE eEmergency Wins National Rural Health Award

Project Links Rural Emergency Rooms with Medical Specialists

The Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust announced the winner of the 2016 Innovations in Rural Health Award at Campbell University October 28th. The Trust awarded Avera eCARE eEmergency (Sioux Falls, South Dakota) the New Rural Award, as well as $25,000 to continue its innovative work to improve the health and lives of those living in rural South Dakota and surrounding areas of Minnesota, Iowa, North Dakota, Nebraska and additional locations to include a total of 12 states. 

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