A Guide to Working with Rural Philanthropy
Strategies for rural communities and organizations to help build and sustain partnerships with philanthropies. Includes background information on rural philanthropy and identifies actions and characteristics that may make a program successful in seeking funding from a philanthropy that wants to invest in rural health.
Date: 10/2023 Type: Document Sponsoring organizations: NORC Walsh Center for Rural Health Analysis, Rural Health Information Hub view details
Four Mindsets for Funding Economic Mobility in the Black Rural South
Highlights opportunities for philanthropy to contribute to economic mobility in the Black rural South, based on conversations with nonprofit leaders, cooperative extension staff at historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs), funders, researchers, and others. Identifies 4 mindsets that, if changed, could impact the effectiveness and support of existing institutions that are already active in the Black rural South. Features statistics on per capita grantmaking from 2010-2014 with breakdowns including the Alabama Black Belt and Mississippi Delta region, Alabama, Mississippi, and Georgia.
Author(s): Mike Soskis, Angie Estevez Prada, Mark McKeag, Rich Pierre, Cynthia Phoel Date: 08/2023 Type: Document Sponsoring organizations: National 4-H Council, The Bridgespan Group view details
Mapping a New Terrain: 5 Principles for Equitable Rural Outdoor Recreational Economies
Offers suggestions for rural communities and Native nations looking at ways to improve economic prosperity, and population health and well-being through the development of natural assets and rural outdoor recreation. Topics cover ownership and control of recreation assets, building a resilient infrastructure, coordinating assets and stakeholder engagement, respect for the landscape, people and culture during the development process, and designing for equitable access and participation for all residents. Includes recommendations for community organizations, local government, and philanthropic organizations.
Date: 04/2023 Type: Document Sponsoring organizations: Aspen Institute, Community Strategies Group view details
Addressing Health Inequities in Rural California: An Interview with Roque Barros, Jr.
An interview with Roque Barros, Jr., executive director of the Imperial Valley Wellness Foundation (IVWF). Describes IVWF's work around civic engagement and community building, shares examples of successful rural philanthropy approaches, and discusses how philanthropy can help support rural communities facing health inequities.
Author(s): Joelle Cook, Roque Barros, Jr. Date: 12/2022 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: FSG view details
Strengthening Social Connection and Opportunities in Rural Communities
Brief describing the St. David's Foundation's efforts to support rural community capacity building to address social determinants of health in central Texas. Discusses rural-specific considerations for rural philanthropy, network building, and participatory grantmaking.
Author(s): Abena Asante, William Moore Date: 09/2022 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Grantmakers in Health view details
Rural America: Philanthropy's Misunderstood Opportunity for Impact
Offers a broad overview of rural issues, with guidance to help foundations invest in rural communities. Identifies best practices for rural philanthropy. For topics that include health, COVID-19, broadband, and other concerns, identifies key rural challenges, underlying causes, strategies, and resources. Free, but registration required to download.
Author(s): Chris Carlson Joelle Cook Date: 12/2021 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: FSG view details