News Updates

Below you will find news from the Trust.

Poor and Needy Division Funding Announcement

We are pleased to announce our grants process for the August 11, 2015 grant application deadline. The Poor and Needy Division’s financial and human resources continue to be committed to improving the quality of life and health of financially disadvantaged individuals in Forsyth County, North Carolina. We encourage grant applications from local organizations, as well as organizations located outside of Forsyth County, that work to serve financially disadvantaged Forsyth County residents.

McDowell County Improves Access to Health Care for Low-Income Residents

The Trust will fund a collaborative network to improve access to medical, behavioral and social services for low-income individuals in McDowell County. This investment is part of the Trust’s Healthy Places NC initiative, a long-term program aimed at improving the quality of life and health in rural, financially disadvantaged North Carolina counties.

Halifax County to Expand Youth Mental Health Services, Increase Opportunities for Kids of All Ages to Be Active

The Trust will fund integrated, school-based behavioral health centers in Halifax, Northampton and Warren counties, as part of its Healthy Places NC initiative. The Trust announced the funding in conjunction with grants to expand children’s access to outdoor spaces for physical activity. Together, the grants are aimed at improving health outcomes for children in and around Halifax County.

Forsyth County Clinic to Improve Primary Care for Nearly 4,000 Patients

The Trust and Southside United Health Center announced expanded primary care services for nearly 4,000 Forsyth County residents today. Thanks to a $302,000 grant from the Trust, Southside will enhance health care services by expanding preventative services and establishing a care coordination team to ensure patients receive the appropriate care, referrals and follow up to improve their health. The model also ensures patients can access transportation, behavioral health and other services that can improve long-term health.

Twin Counties Improve Access to Mental Health Services at Multiple Community Health Centers

The Trust will fund two projects expanding behavioral health services at Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs) in Edgecombe and Nash Counties, as part of its long-term Healthy Places NC Initiative. Federally Qualified Health Centers, designated by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, provide primary care services to underserved communities. The grants are part of a broader effort to expand access to behavioral health services and better “integrate” care in the greater Twin Counties region.

Trust Announces More than $3.5 Million to Continue Expanding Behavioral Health Services in Rural NC

The Trust announced grants of more than $3.5 million to continue expanding behavioral health services in rural North Carolina.

“Many rural communities have few to no options for mental health and substance abuse treatment,” said Allen Smart, vice president of programs of the Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust. “We know mental health is a key component of overall health, so we are continuing to support organizations and programs that can bring critical behavioral health services to rural residents.”

New Community Centered Prevention Funding Interests

Since 2012, the Trust has invested millions in our broadly-defined Community Centered Prevention issue area. In order to have a greater impact, we have refined our focus to three primary funding interests: Comprehensive Prevention in a Community Setting, Opportunities for Physical Activity and Access to Healthy Foods. Please download the documents below to learn more about what we are interested in funding in these specific areas.

Trust President Karen McNeil-Miller to Join Colorado Health Foundation as CEO

Karen McNeil-Miller, president of the Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust, today announced plans to join the Colorado Health Foundation as President & CEO.  Under her 11-year leadership, the Trust evolved into a strategic, impact-driven foundation with a national presence on issues ranging from rural health to access to care. McNeil-Miller will step down in August 2015. Allen Smart, vice president of programs, will serve as interim president while Wells Fargo, sole trustee of the foundation, leads the search for the Trust’s next president.

Poor and Needy Division Kicks Off New Technology Initiative

The Poor and Needy Division of the Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust announces a Request for Proposals for the Non-Profit Technology “Reboot” Initiative. The Trust is seeking to further help local organizations increase their technological capabilities to better serve the community and foster collaboration with other organizations in Forsyth county.


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