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Community Colleges Aim to Spur Better Health

On a cold Friday afternoon in February, a group of students, faculty and staff members gathered in a warm teaching dining room on the campus of Nash Community College in Rocky Mount to break bread together -- and learn how to bake it.

As part of the school's effort to stimulate healthier living in the rural community, a culinary teaching chef showed the group how a few simple substitutions in ingredients could turn an ordinary loaf into something much healthier and tastier.

Senior Program Officer Jehan Benton-Clark Wins “Emerging Leader in Philanthropy” Award

Congratulations to Trust Senior Program Officer Jehan Benton-Clark who was recently named ABFE’s Emerging Leader in Philanthropy. Jehan is being recognized for her outstanding work and leadership to bridge divides and work closely with communities throughout North Carolina to improve health. ABFE, a philanthropic partnership for black communities, announced the award on February 11 and will present the award to Jehan at their annual conference in Baltimore in April.

Build a Playground with KaBOOM!

KaBOOM! is a national nonprofit dedicated to bringing active play into the daily lives of all kids. On a local level, KaBOOM! will be working closely with the Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust, with support from United Way of Forsyth County, to find sites in Forsyth County in need of a great place to play. Ultimately, two sites will be selected to engage in an 8 to 10 week planning process that will end with the creation of a brand new playspace for the children in each of the communities.

Welcome Justin Maxson and Maurice "Mo" Green

On behalf of the Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust, I’d like to welcome outstanding leaders Justin Maxson and Maurice “Mo” Green to our city and philanthropic community. A few months ago, Justin took the helm at the Mary Reynolds Babcock Foundation, and Mo was recently announced as the Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation’s incoming executive director.

Because of the prosperity and generosity of the Reynolds family, Winston-Salem is home to three large private foundations bearing the Reynolds name. Although the organizations stem from different Reynolds family members and focus on diverse issues impacting our state and region, we also share common interests.

The three foundations are some of the most respected private funders in our region — and the country — for decades of thoughtful investments to improve people’s lives in Winston-Salem and beyond. The institutions have long been leaders on key issues including education, health and poverty reduction and will continue to bring people together to tackle challenges and develop solutions.

The Mary Reynolds Babcock Foundation, Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation and Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust carry on the legacy of a family that continues to do so much for our region, and we look forward to identifying new ways to partner to achieve our founders’ visions for healthy, equitable, vital communities.

Justin and Mo, welcome to Winston-Salem. It’s an exciting time in philanthropy, and we look forward to working with you to share successes and challenges, tackle tough issues, and determine new and better ways to support the communities we serve.

Announcing the Trust's February 2016 Grant Cycle

The Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust is excited to share the February 2016 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. 


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