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Reclaiming Futures, Rebuilding Lives

May 2014

Allen Smart, Vice President of Programs, Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust
Jehan Benton-Clark, Senior Program Officer, Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust

The Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust has learned that although direct service grantmaking can yield immediate results, it often cannot address the underlying causes of poverty or make a lasting impact. To better address these challenges, the Trust has shifted the focus of some of its grantmaking to efforts designed to change the systems serving these populations. The Trust also understands that the impact of its investments increases exponentially when challenges are addressed at the source. In many cases this means finding a systems-based solution. One example is the Trust’s investment in Reclaiming Futures, an initiative to help youth in the juvenile justice system with substance abuse and mental health challenges access much-needed support and resources.

PDF Format Views from the Field: 5-19-14 (Kate B. Reynolds Trust)