The Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation categorizes grants by size (small or strategic) and type of use (general operating support or project support). Priorities are given to requests within our stated focus areas: Community Economic Development, Environment, Public Education, Social Justice and Equity, and Strengthening Democracy.
In an effort to diversify the pool of young nonprofit professionals in North Carolina, the Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation established the Non-Profit Internship Program (NPIP) in 2011. Each summer the program awards up to 20 college and university students with paid internships at ZSR-grantee organizations that are working to advance the Foundation’s values.
Paid sabbaticals offer individuals the opportunity to devote themselves to self-revitalization. It is the Foundation’s hope that sabbatical recipients return recommitted to the challenges and rewards of public service and thus prolong their tenure in the nonprofit sector.
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ZSR provides opportunities for young professionals and students who are interested in philanthropy, public policy, community service and/or the nonprofit sector. The ZSR Fellowship is a two-year salaried position as a Junior Program Officer. The ZSR Summer Internship position is open to undergraduate or graduate students. Learn more
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The Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation has transitioned from requiring grantees to download paper documents from our website to now completing and submitting forms through an online system.
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The Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation currently focuses on the areas of Community Economic Development, Environment, Public Education, Social Justice and Equity and Strengthening Democracy.
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