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
Beyond the Headlines: Funding Disasters in Rural Communities
Recording of a December 9, 2021, webinar with panelists from three nonprofits discussing a variety of responses funders can offer when assisting in the disaster recovery efforts of rural communities. Responses include: hiring language or cultural-specific staff; helping survivors access government assistance; supporting community coalitions or long-term recovery groups; and collaborating with regional organizations to build resilience, response, and recovery networks.
Date: 12/2021 Type: Video/Multimedia Sponsoring organization: Center for Disaster Philanthropy view details
Three Simple Ways for Funders to Make Their Rural Work Authentic
Blog post describing ways that foundations can improve rural philanthropy, highlighting the importance of hiring rural staff, working with firms that have rural experience, and employing a rural equity lens in day-to-day operations.
Author(s): Allen Smart Date: 07/2021 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: National Center for Family Philanthropy view details
Sustainability Strategies for Community-based Palliative Care
Summarizes themes from two roundtable discussions conducted in late 2018 with 9 rural palliative care programs in Minnesota and surrounding states. Offers examples and resources for sustainability strategies to support community-based palliative care programs.
Date: 03/2021 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Stratis Health view details