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Rural Project Examples: Funding

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Healthcare Georgia Foundation's CDFI Investments
Added December 2019
  • Need: In rural Georgia, poor health outcomes and high poverty rates require innovative approaches.
  • Intervention: As the only statewide private foundation in Georgia with the sole focus of improving health, Healthcare Georgia Foundation supports Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFIs) to do the same.
  • Results: With a program related investment from the Foundation, 2 statewide CDFIs and 1 national CDFI are providing low-interest loans and other support to rural healthcare efforts.
MoCAP
Added August 2019
  • Need: To help rural Missouri organizations secure funding to improve health outcomes.
  • Intervention: MoCAP provides free grant writing services, technical assistance, and a mailing list of funding opportunities.
  • Results: Since 2010, MoCAP has provided support for over 440 proposals and helped bring in more than $210 million in funding.
Columbia Gorge Collective Impact Health Specialist
Updated/reviewed June 2019
  • Need: To address the specific health needs of north central Oregon and south central Washington.
  • Intervention: The Collective Impact Health Specialist identifies community needs, convenes community partners to design initiatives that address those needs, and secures funding for health-related initiatives.
  • Results: Thanks to the CIHS, the Columbia Gorge region has received $10 million in funding in 5 years.
HopeWest
Updated/reviewed May 2019
  • Need: To provide easily-accessible and affordable services to address the challenges associated with aging, serious illness and grief across Western Colorado's rural counties.
  • Intervention: A nonprofit, community-sustained healthcare model was created to address serious illness care and grief needs of adults and children.
  • Results: Since 1993, HopeWest has helped more than 22,000 hospice patients and families in need and has grown to serve five counties.
Collaborative Approaches to Well-Being in Rural Communities
Added February 2019
  • Need: To improve mental health and well-being in rural Texas.
  • Intervention: The Hogg Foundation has awarded $4.5 million in grants to support five rural Texas communities in developing collaborative approaches to mental health that best fit each community's needs.
  • Results: Five community collaboratives are at the "formation" stage of building a strong coalition. Baseline assessments have been conducted of each collaborative, and community members are now considering next steps.