Sometimes, a local organization or local project needs that extra boost at just the right time to continue to make progress toward an end goal. ZSR’s Community Progress Fund is designed to provide an infusion of short-term funding at precisely the right moment and is intended to build on existing momentum to help move an issue or an organization forward. It allows communities to test ideas, expand promising efforts, or achieve greater impact. By investing in these local projects, ZSR will continue to learn more about and with the many different communities that make North Carolina.
Our goal is to award a significant portion of grants to organizations that are run by and primarily serve people of color, therefore ZSR strongly encourages applications from these organizations.