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Resources by Topic: Philanthropy

A New Philanthropic Approach to Supporting the Health and Capacity of Rural Communities
Discusses the Imperial Valley Wellness Foundation's efforts to support community development and health equity through its implementation of the Rural Development Hub (RDH) model. Discusses RDHs as facilitators of partnership, cooperation, and philanthropic investment in rural, underserved communities.
Author(s): Roque Barros, Karen Winston
Date: 05/2024
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Grantmakers in Health
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Unlocking Potential: A Call to Action: Collaborative Strategies for Rural Health and Economic Prosperities
Reports results of discussions with economic and community development practitioners in rural and Indigenous communities on the relationship between development, racial equity, and health equity. Identifies strategies related to program implementation and evaluation, cooperation, goal setting, communication, and more.
Date: 04/2024
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Aspen Institute
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Rural Communities of Color Are Overrepresented among Community Disaster Resilience Zones
Analysis of the rurality of community disaster resilience zones (CDRZs), a Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) designation that offers priority federal support for preparation for and response to disasters. Includes data breakdown by remoteness and distribution of people of color. Discusses rates of philanthropic giving.
Author(s): Anne N. Junod, Violet Sulka/Hewes, Amy Rogin
Date: 04/2024
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Urban Institute
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Building Funder Capacity to Work with Communities: A Rural Environmental Justice Case Study
Describes philanthropic and government investment models which facilitate equity, cooperation, environmental health, and community development through partnerships with rural communities and Native nations. Features the Imperial Valley Wellness Foundation in California as well as the EPA National Environmental Justice Advisory Council.
Date: 03/2024
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Aspen Institute
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Healthy Places NC: 10 Years That Changed the Way We Work
Reports on 10 years of activities by Healthy Places NC, an initiative focused on health improvement in North Carolina's rural and underserved communities. Discusses planning and implementation, challenges, lessons, case studies, network development and collaboration, and more. Describes the importance of addressing racial, ethnic, and geographic disparities and achieving health equity.
Additional links: Executive Summary, Video: 10 Years of Healthy Places NC
Author(s): Kristen Burwell Naney, Douglas Easterling, Tanya Beer, Mina Silberberg
Date: 2024
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust
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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
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State of American Philanthropy: Giving for Rural Communities
Report offering an overview of rural philanthropy trends, challenges with rural philanthropy, profiles of rural focused funders, and recommendations for philanthropic efforts.
Author(s): Allen Smart
Date: 09/2023
Type: Document
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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
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Supporting Local Multisector Plans for Aging in Rural Communities
Highlights a philanthropic initiative to develop Multisector Plans for Aging (MPAs) covering 7 rural California counties. Discusses community engagement and resources for more learning.
Author(s): Pauline Delange Martinez
Date: 06/2023
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: American Society on Aging
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Healthcare Georgia Foundation's Journey Toward Equity: Creating a Sustainable Model to Improve Health Outcomes, Economic Access and Opportunity in Rural Communities
Primer for the Two Georgias Initiative, a program dedicated to health equity in rural Georgia. Provides stories and profiles of participants, highlights efforts and successes of coalitions supported by the Initiative in 11 Georgia counties, and discusses the state of rural health in Georgia. Also discusses program development, monitoring, and sustainability.
Date: 05/2023
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Georgia Health Initiative
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