Our Commitment to Winston-Salem/Forsyth County

As the birthplace of the Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation, Winston-Salem/Forsyth County is a special and important part of our history. As we listened to individuals, groups and organizations across the state and in our own community, we heard a deep desire that we become more active in the efforts that are happening in our own backyard. This message resonated with us, and we are already making more commitments to be a part of our hometown community.

To us, being a good neighbor means much more than making grants.

We are striving to become more involved as active members of our community — joining the important conversations that are going on right now, or that are yet to happen, and contributing our own knowledge, experience, voice, connections and leverage to forward-thinking change that is aligned with our mission and core values.

We are working to engage with all aspects of the Winston-Salem/Forsyth County community, including business, religious, philanthropic, educational, civic, neighborhood, governmental, media, arts and culture, health care, and more.

Our priorities and strategy for how we plan to be involved in Winston-Salem/Forsyth County, both civically and in terms of grantmaking, is still developing. However, we encourage Winston-Salem/Forsyth County organizations to apply for funding under any of the strategies in our new Framework for Grantmaking and Learning. In addition, we may also invite organizations within Winston-Salem/Forsyth County to apply for funding as we further explore our engagement here at home.