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Rural Project Examples: Philanthropy

Effective Examples

Community Health Worker-based Chronic Care Management Program
Added May 2020
  • Need: Improve healthcare access and decrease chronic disease disparities in rural Appalachia.
  • Intervention: A community health worker-based Chronic Care Management program demonstrated such a level of success in a single West Virginia county that it was further scaled for implementation in a multi-center, 3-state area of Appalachia.
  • Results: When analysis of the disseminated program's results also demonstrated improved health outcomes and decreased healthcare costs, sustainability became possible due to innovative financial reimbursement models.

Other Project Examples

Collaborative Approaches to Well-Being in Rural Communities
Updated/reviewed November 2021
  • Need: To improve mental health and well-being in rural Texas.
  • Intervention: The Hogg Foundation has awarded $7.75 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 have successfully completed their planning process and developed implementation plans.
MoCAP
Updated/reviewed August 2021
  • Need: To help Missouri organizations secure funding to improve health outcomes.
  • Intervention: MoCAP provides free grant writing services and technical assistance to eligible organizations and a mailing list of funding opportunities to organizations in its 84-county service area.
  • Results: Since 2010, MoCAP has provided support for over 770 proposals and helped bring in more than $330 million in funding.
Healthy Places NC
Updated/reviewed July 2021
  • Need: Due to systemic issues and historic lack of investment, people living in under-resourced rural communities in North Carolina have poorer health than those living in urban areas.
  • Intervention: Funded by the Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust, Healthy Places NC is investing $100 million over 10 years in rural North Carolina counties to improve residents' health.
  • Results: As of July 2021, the Trust has invested more than $75 million in 10 Healthy Places NC counties.
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.