Helping Forsyth County children succeed in school takes every one of us, and helps us all.

Great Expectations, a community-wide initiative of the Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust, works to ensure that children in Forsyth County, N.C. reach developmentally-appropriate milestones in the first five years, enter kindergarten ready to learn, and leave set for success in school and life. 

It's unacceptable that almost half our rising kindergartners—particularly those from financially-disadvantaged families—start school each year behind their peers in reading. We're working to foster equity and help every child—and ultimately our entire country—succeed. 

$1 invested in early childhood education = $8 back to society

The President's Report on The Economics of Early Childhood Investments


Why We Care about Family, Friend, and Neighbor Care

We believe that listening to and learning from our community is an essential part of everything we do. That’s why we asked Compass Evaluation and Research to conduct this Family, Friend and Neighbor Care Study.


Local Impact in Forsyth County: Funding Announcement

The Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust is pleased to announce announce our grants process for the February 13, 2018, application deadline. 

Helping Mothers and Babies in Forsyth County Succeed

Learning begins long before children ever enter a classroom. Forsyth Connects is a universal home visiting program available to all mothers and babies in the county, to help foster this learning. 



Successfully changing outcomes for Forsyth County's youngest children and their families will require creative work at multiple levels. We need your help! We're inviting individuals and organizations to engage with us as thought partners, service providers, and more. 


JUNE 3, 2017
Philanthropy NC - Reynolds Trust investing $1 million in Forsyth kids The Trust in Winston-Salem awarded over $1 million in grants to local groups that work to help young children in Forsyth County succeed in school.           

MAY 31, 2017
Focus on Forsyth - Turning parents into partners by listening Forsyth Family Voices is in its second iteration, and providers are deepening relationships with caregivers - as well as each other - in our shared, collaborative approach to family engagement.




"Our collective efforts to help children succeed in school will positively impact the entire Forsyth community for generations to come."

Dr. Laura Gerald
Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust