Foundation Funds Grassroots Efforts to Curb NC Racial Disparities

Following the example of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.—honored for his civil rights work—The Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust is finding ways to help reverse racial disparities in the North Carolina.

Trust President Dr. Laura Gerald said while philanthropic groups like hers traditionally try to solve racial disparities by awarding money to nonprofits, she’s now taking what she calls a “systems approach”—directing resources to groups working on the root causes of those disparities in North Carolina at the local level.

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