z. smith reynolds foundation

all for nc

North Carolina is a state of great promise. Millions of diverse experiences and opinions are shaping our state and our communities in different ways—sometimes complementary, sometimes counter, and always complex. Add in the forces of economics, technology, politics, and culture, and it may seem impossible to predict where we’ll end up. 

But we can’t allow our future to unfold by default; we need to claim and shape it in ways that include all North Carolinians.

Adhering to enduring values like fairness, dignity, integrity, and equity will help us make sure that the changes happening in North Carolina are changes that benefit everyone.

We hope you will join us in creating a better North Carolina for all. We will do it together—for ourselves, our families, our communities—and all for NC.

Chapter 1
history
Our Story, Past to Present

ZSR’s story is rooted in a set of values and a sense of place that have shaped our work for decades and will lead us into the future.

Chapter 2
journey
Informing Our Work With a Strategic Assessment

ZSR embarked on a yearlong process to learn more about NC’s changing landscape.

Chapter 3
learning
What We Heard from North Carolinians

ZSR’s statewide listening and learning tour, research, and data collection have informed, and will continue to shape, our path forward.

Chapter 4
EMERGING DIRECTION
Shaping North Carolina’s Future—With You

ZSR’s emerging direction includes three strategies that will be implemented—as our work always has been—in partnership with the people of North Carolina.

Chapter 3
listening
What we Heard From North Carolinians
Chapter 4
emerging
Shaping North Carolina's Future — With You
Chapter 1
Groundwork
Rooted in our History
go to chapter 1
Chapter 2
learning
Informing our Work With a Strategic Assessment
go to chapter 2
Chapter 3
listening
What we Heard From North Carolinians
go to chapter 3
Chapter 4
emerging
Shaping North Carolina's Future — With You
go to chapter 4