The Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust has awarded more than $9.5 million to improve the overall health of North Carolinians. That funding includes a $1.3 million grant to the N.C. Foundation for Advanced Health Programs to launch a statewide effort to address prescription drug overdose concerns. Todd Cohen, The Business Journal, December 14, 2012
In the News
Below you will find links to published articles about the Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust, Trust grantees and relevant statewide initiatives.
A charitable trust is set to invest $100 million in several rural, low-income North Carolina counties over the next 10 years. With two playgrounds scheduled to be built next year, Beaufort County will be one of the first recipients of funds. Vail Stewart Rumley, Washington Daily News, December 8, 2012
The Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust has awarded over $9.5 million to improve the overall health of North Carolinians, with a focus on rural, low-income communities. Todd Cohen, Philanthropy North Carolina, November 30, 2012
Healthy Places N.C. is stepping up again to make Halifax County a healthier place to live and work, announcing this week they have awarded $750,000 to the Rural Health Group to expand its primary care services. The Roanoke Rapids Daily Herald, November 30, 2012
The Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust announced it will build three new playgrounds in McDowell County during 2013 as part of its Healthy Places NC work, a Trust initiative announced earlier this year to improve health and health care in 10 to 15 rural North Carolina counties over the next 10 years. Mike Conley, The McDowell News, November 29, 2012
A new home-visitation program for first-time mothers is exactly the sort of resource Forsyth County needs to help reduce the infant mortality rate and improve newborns’ health. Editorial, Winston-Salem Journal, November 11, 2012
Helping hands are on the way for first-time Forsyth County moms. Nurse-Family Partnership – a national nurse home-visitation program for low-income, first-time mothers – is expanding to Forsyth County as a result of a collaboration between the Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust and the Forsyth County Department of Public Health. Jesse Burkhart, Winston-Salem Journal, November 4, 2012
Our experience at the Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust mirrors much of what was communicated in the March/April 2012 issue on oral health. From 1995-2005, the Trust funded 108 safety net oral health programs with over $16 million in grant dollars. Of these grants, 18 programs were specifically for mobile/portable units intended to better meet the needs of rural or otherwise place-bound clients.
The Kate B. Reynolds Foundation is asking what Halifax County would look like if it was healthy, and it’s hosting meetings with area policy makers, health officials and the public to get that answer. Della Rose, The Roanoke Rapids Daily Herald, October 23, 2012