Looking Back. Working Forward.
This year marks the 75th anniversary of the Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust. To change the system, we need to start with ourselves.
The Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust works locally and across North Carolina to improve equitable access to opportunity.
We focus our grantmaking on achieving long-term, sustainable outcomes to support thriving communities and empower residents. Listening to community, taking actions to foster equity, and shifting systems are integral to all we do.
Our Program Areas
Health Improvement in North Carolina
We support health solutions that lead to increased access to care and equitable health outcomes in areas with great need across the state.
Healthy Places NC
We work closely with communities to improve health and overall quality of life in ten rural North Carolina counties.
Local Impact in Forsyth County
We’re working with the community to foster an inclusive economy that listens to, empowers, and supports residents who have historically and even intentionally been denied economic opportunities.
We work closely with the community to ensure children in Forsyth County enter kindergarten ready to learn and leave set for success.
What We Fund
Find out what we support and how to apply for funding.
The timing of our cycles has changed from fixed to rolling. Find out what we’re funding now.
The initial charge of the Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust was to provide medical care for people who couldn’t afford it. Seventy-five years later, that work has evolved and intensified as the Trust continues to work toward a system where all North Carolina residents can access equitable care regardless of race, place, ethnicity, or socioeconomic status.
When we look at investments made in the early days of the Trust, we see charitable giving. Today, through our Local Impact in Forsyth County program, we work to improve quality of life for residents in our hometown by supporting efforts to address systemic health, education, and economic challenges.
The establishment of the Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust in 1947 began a lasting commitment to working with North Carolina’s rural communities. These areas are traditionally rich in resources and culture, yet under resourced when compared to their urban neighbors.
We were founded to improve North Carolinians’ health and well-being.
Kate B. Reynolds founded the Trust in 1947. The mission she set then informs our vision of success today.