Announcing Spring 2023 Grants ZSR Trustees awarded seven State-Level Systemic Change grants totaling $651,250 over two years


During the Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation’s (ZSR’s) May board meeting, ZSR’s Board of Trustees awarded State-Level Systemic Change Strategy grants totaling $651,250 to seven organizations across North Carolina.  

ZSR’s State-Level Systemic Change Strategy supports state, regional and local organizations, coalitions, or collaboratives that are working to achieve systemic change at the state level within and across the following priority areas: Advancing Public Education, Fostering a Healthy and Sustainable Environment, Promoting Social and Economic Justice, and Strengthening Democracy. We recognize that each of these four areas intersect in multiple ways and look for approaches that not only strengthen each, but also work across them. 

Organizations awarded State-Level Systemic Change Strategy grants in the Spring 2023 cycle are listed below in alphabetical order.  

Common Cause Education Fund 
General operating support 

MDC, Inc. 
ARPA Partnership Project 

NC Alliance for Health 
School Meals for All Campaign project 

NC Budget & Tax Center 
General operating support 

NC Counts Coalition 
Connect Me North Carolina project 

NC Justice Center 
Every Child North Carolina Partner Support Fund project 

Southern Vision Alliance 
It's Our Future/El Futuro Es Nuestro project