• Grants

    Given that ZSR’s emerging direction will take 12 to 18 months to be fully developed and implemented, our upcoming fall 2017 grant cycle will mark the beginning of the Foundation’s transition and will be the last grant cycle based on our current focus area descriptions. Therefore, ZSR Trustees have made the decision that ZSR’s fall 2017 grant cycle will be closed and by invitation-only.

  • Non-Profit Internship Program

    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 college and university students with paid internships at ZSR-grantee organizations that are working to advance the Foundation's values. In 2017, ZSR partnered with five additional funders to offer a total of thirty-two internships across the state.

  • Sabbatical Program

    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.

Upcoming Deadlines

There are currently no upcoming deadlines.

Interested in philanthropy, public policy or the nonprofit sector?

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

Resources for Current Grantees

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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