The Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation (ZSR) is committed to improving the quality of life for all North Carolinians. We do this primarily through grantmaking and capacity-building programs.
The Community Progress Fund provides an infusion of short-term funding for organizations to test ideas, expand promising efforts and achieve greater impact in their communities. Grants are meant to help groups build on existing momentum to move an issue, organization, idea or project forward. Through the process, ZSR wants to learn how applicants define “progress” and how short-term funding will help them make that progress. The criteria for this program are intentionally broad so that we can be responsive to organizations’ diverse needs.
Preference is given to:
Community Progress Fund grant recipients are required to: