Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation Launches All For NC Fellowship

Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation Launches All For NC Fellowship


The Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation (ZSR) is seeking to invest directly in young innovators, change makers, visionaries, entrepreneurs and risk takers between the ages of 21 and 35 with bold ideas for how to make a difference in North Carolina and its communities. The newly established All For NC Fellowship is a 12-month program designed to provide funding, coaching and mentoring to young people who have a vision and plan that could contribute to a better life for North Carolina’s people and communities.


Fellows will receive:

  • An individual stipend of $75,000 (pre-tax) for personal and project expenses incurred during the Fellowship;

  • Professional growth opportunities such as one-on-one coaching; and

  • Shared educational experiences in-person with peers, coaches and community leaders.

The Foundation expects to fund three cohorts of Fellows over the course of five years. Fellowships will begin in Summer/Fall 2019 and end in Summer/Fall 2020. Up to five Fellows will be selected for each cohort.

The Foundation anticipates proposals ranging from artistic endeavors, to technological innovations, to public/ private/nonprofit sector initiatives, to community-based projects, to efforts to improve racial equity, and beyond. We are placing very few limits on proposal ideas in hopes that many young people will see their ideas as qualifying for this Fellowship. Preference likely will be given to projects that have moved beyond an initial idea
and have some momentum.

**Applications are due on January 25, 2019 by 12:00 p.m. (noon).**

In order to reflect the rich diversity of North Carolina, ZSR hopes young North Carolinians from all walks of life will consider this opportunity. We especially encourage people of color, women, LGBTQ persons and rural residents to apply.

ZSR is holding two informational webinars for anyone who is interested in learning more about the All For NC Fellowship. Dates, times and links to register are below:

Webinar #1
December 14, 2018 at 3:00 p.m.
Register here: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/8075094164701287949

Webinar #2
January 9, 2019 at 3:00 p.m.
Register here: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/4254746455994019331

Download a printable summary of the All For NC Fellowship.

The All For NC Fellowship is one of three initiatives that the Foundation is supporting under its Exploratory, Visionary Ideas Strategy as part of its All For NC: Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation's Framework for Grantmaking and Learning

For more information or if you have questions about the Fellowship, visit our website or contact info@zsr.org.