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Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust


Last Updated: 2016-07-17

At A Glance

Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust

(also known as KBR Charitable Trust)

128 Reynolda Village

Winston-Salem, NC United States 27106-5123

Telephone: (336) 397-5500


Type of Grantmaker

Independent foundation

Financial Data

(yr. ended 2015-08-31)

Assets: $534,554,020

Total giving: $23,921,904





Additional Contact Information

Toll free tel.: 1-800-485-9080; E-mail for Joe Crocker:, e-mail for Allen Smart:


Established in 1947 in NC - The Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust is named for the late Kate Gertrude Bitting Reynolds. Mrs. Reynolds was born Oct.14, 1867 and died Sept. 23, 1946. She was married to William Neal Reynolds, Chair., of R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company. The trust was created in 1947 under Mrs. Reynolds's will. The grantmaker is a signatory to Philanthropy’s Promise, an initiative of the National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy (NCRP). By signing on, the grantmaker has committed to allocating the majority of its grantmaking dollars to marginalized communities and at least 25 percent to social justice strategies, such as advocacy, community organizing, and civic engagement

Purpose and Activities

To improve the quality of life and quality of health for the financially needy of North Carolina. The trust accomplishes its work through its two divisions. The Health Care Division and The Poor and Needy Division.

Program Area(s)

The grantmaker has identified the following area(s) of interest:

Capital Funding

The trust will consider capital requests of up to $150,000 to support construction and renovation and up to $100,000 to purchase equipment for applicants working in its Issue Areas in its Healthy Places counties of Beaufort, Burke, Halifax, McDowell and Rockingham counties. Proposals must clearly tie to enhancing and/or expanding the opportunity to improve health for financially disadvantaged people and describe how the request to the trust is critical for the implementation of the project. .

Health Care Division

Through this division, the trust responds to health and wellness needs and invests in solutions that improve the quality of health for financially needy residents of North Carolina. Its four issue areas are: 1) access to primary care; 2) community-centered prevention; 3) diabetes; and 4) mental health and substance abuse. For more information contact Robin DeVane, Prog. Coord., tel.: (866) 551-0690, e-mail:

Poor and Needy Division

Through this division, the trust responds to basic life needs and invests in solutions that improve the quality of life for financially needy residents of Forsyth County. The division seeks impact through four issue areas: 1) Community Assets; 2) Education; 3) Health Care; and 4) Safety Net. For more information contact: Joe Crocker, Dir., tel.: (336) 397-5503, e-mail:

The New Rural: Innovations in Rural Health Award

The purpose of the award is to recognize innovation, impact and influence in improving the health of financially disadvantaged persons in North Carolina’s rural communities. The competition is open to nonprofit and for-profit organizations and units of local and state government. Individuals may also apply. Submissions may come from individuals and organizations anywhere in the U.S. One $25,000 NEW RURAL award and up to three $7,500 awards will be given by the trust in 2014. Applicants should submit a letter of no more than six page. The idea should be developed sufficiently so the review committee can envision a high-impact implementation in a rural North Carolina environment. Letters should be sent by e-mail to the attention of Delvon Worthy, program associate, For more information go to: .

Fields of Interest

  • Addiction services
  • Community and economic development
  • Early childhood education
  • Education
  • Health care access
  • Health care administration and financing
  • Health insurance
  • Housing development
  • Human services
  • Mental health care
  • Middle school education
  • Obesity
  • Out-patient medical care
  • School-based health care
Population Groups
  • Children and youth
  • Economically disadvantaged people
  • Low-income and poor people

Financial Data

Year ended 2015-08-31

Assets: $534,554,020 (market value)

Expenditures: $30,237,334

Total giving: $23,921,904

Qualifying distributions: $27,750,930