Rural Health Philanthropy
Philanthropic organizations nationwide are engaged in helping improve population health and healthcare in rural
communities. They have developed innovative and successful approaches to connect with rural communities and
target resources effectively. The Federal Office of Rural Health Policy (FORHP), as one of the conveners of the
Rural Health Public-Private Partnership, is working with RHIhub to
highlight the innovative work foundations and
trusts are funding in rural areas. These feature stories and case studies capture some of the work that is
underway and the people that are making things happen.
Rural Health Philanthropy: An Incubator for New Solutions
In this brief video, representatives of philanthropic organizations discuss the importance of supporting rural
communities and how rural projects can help funders discover innovative solutions:
Philanthropic Rural Health Models & Innovations
Healthcare Georgia Foundation's CDFI Investments RHPP Partner
As the only statewide private foundation in Georgia with the sole focus of improving health, Healthcare Georgia
Foundation supports Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFIs) that in turn provide low-interest loans
and other support to rural healthcare efforts.
Healthy Places NC RHPP Partner
A Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust initiative that provides up to $100 million over 10 years for 10-12 rural
North Carolina counties to improve residents' health.
MoCAP RHPP Partner
The Missouri Foundation for Health helps rural organizations secure funding to improve health outcomes via free
grant writing services, technical assistance, and a mailing list of funding opportunities.
Rural Monitor Features
Claude Worthington Benedum Foundation: Taking a Leadership Role and
January 20, 2021
Kim Barber Tieman, program director for health and human services for the Claude Worthington Benedum Foundation,
shares how her foundation set up a COVID-19 grant capture team and funded grant writers to help organizations
and apply for federal funding opportunities. In addition, her foundation worked with organizations and funded
three mobile COVID testing units to better reach communities of color.
Con Alma Health Foundation: Health Equity and COVID
January 13, 2021
Dolores E. Roybal, executive director of Con Alma Health Foundation, discusses how her foundation partnered with
other funders to provide almost $2 million in grants and created an advisory committee of immigrant-led,
immigrant-serving organizations to address barriers limiting access to services.
Webinars Featuring Philanthropies
Rural Hospital Closures RHPP Partner
Shao-Chee Sim, Vice President for Applied Research at the Episcopal Health Foundation, was one of the speakers
on this January 2018 webinar focused on rural hospital closures.