Reynolds hitting the road

The Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation in Winston-Salem will hold public meetings in eight North Carolina cities to talk about changes in its grantmaking.

Starting with grant requests due Aug. 1, the $410 million-asset foundation will target groups focused on community-building, the environment, civic life, pre-collegiate education and social justice.

Grants will support efforts to strengthen those groups’ internal operations, and projects to create systemic or statewide change, boost poor regions or tap community-based innovation.

Locations, dates and details of the meetings are:

*Raleigh, May 21, 10 a.m., Museum of Natural Sciences, auditorium, 11 West Jones Street, 919-733-7450.

*Murfreesboro, May 22, 10 a.m. to noon, Chowan College, Marks Hall Auditorium, 200 Jones Drive, 252-398-6237.

*Trenton, May 22, 3 p.m. to 5 p.m., Jones County Civic Center, small auditorium, 832 Highway 58 South, 252-448-5111.

*Pembroke, May 23, 10 a.m. to noon, UNC-Pembroke, Moore Hall, One University Drive, 910-521-6252.

*Charlotte, May 30, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., Carole A. Hoefener Community Services Center, multi-purpose room, 610 East Seventh Street, 704-353-0038.

*Asheville, May 31, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College, Laurel Auditorium, 340 Victoria Road, 828-254-1921.

*Spruce Pine, May 31, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., Maryland Community College-Sam Center Auditorium, 200 Mayland Drive, 828-765-7341.

*Greensboro, June 4, 10 a.m. to noon, Bennett College, Little Theater, 900 East Washington Street, 336-517-2356.

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