Funding Opportunity for State-Level Systemic Change Strategy Grant application opens on June 1st and closes on July 27th, 2023


UPDATE AS OF JULY 27th, 2023: Applications for our State-Level Systemic Change Strategy are currently closed. The deadline to apply was Thursday, July 27th, 2023, at noon ET. 


The Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation (ZSR) has opened applications for our State-Level Systemic Change Fall 2023 grant cycle.

The deadline to submit a grant application is July 27, 2023, at 12 p.m. (noon) ET. Awards will be announced in late November 2023, with most grants beginning in January 2024.

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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 
  • Strengthening Democracy 

ZSR recognizes that each of these four areas intersect in multiple ways and will look for approaches that not only strengthen each, but also work across them.​ 

If you are interested in applying for funding, we encourage you to read our State-Level Systemic Change Strategy page, Frequently Asked Questions and Rarely Funded Activities to determine whether your work fits into ZSR’s State-Level Systemic Change Strategy.

If you have questions, please reach out to