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Reynolds Foundation offers sabbaticals

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WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — The Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation in Winston-Salem will fund sabbaticals for five North Carolina nonprofit leaders, allowing them to take time off to recharge their professional batteries.

Each of the five winners will receive $25,000 from the foundation to cover costs of living during the sabbatical.

To be eligible for a sabbatical grant, applicants must have been serving in paid, full-time leadership positions for at least two years, and must have been employees of a North Carolina nonprofit for at least three years, with preference given to those who have served five years or more.

The sabbatical must begin before April of the year after it is awarded and last for three to six months without interruption.

Recipients are expected to attend one-and-a-half day retreats before and after the sabbatical, and to provide a report and a short statement for the Reynolds Foundation’s annual report.

Applications are available online or from the foundation and are due Dec. 1.

The Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation focuses its grantmaking on community economic development, civic engagement, the environment, pre-collegiate education and social justice.

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