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Family Funders – Always Important in Rural Communities
Details the role of family foundations in rural philanthropy. Discusses the differences between urban and rural philanthropic work.
Author(s): Allen Smart
Date: 05/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Center for Family Philanthropy
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Building a Field of Rural Philanthropy: The Case for Creating a Rural Philanthropic Network
Report outlines rural philanthropic networks and how they can benefit rural communities. Provides guidance for setting up networks and establishes key stakeholders in rural communities.
Author(s): Allen J. Smart
Date: 05/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Philanthropy WoRx
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Case Study: New Mexico
Reports the results of a field study focused on rural New Mexico documenting how philanthropy and community can support rural vitality. Part of the Rural Philanthropic Analysis series.
Date: 05/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Campbell University Office of Rural Philanthropic Analysis
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The Influence of a Place-Based Foundation and a Public University in Growing a Rural Health Workforce
Case study of a partnership between the JF Maddox Foundation, the University of New Mexico's Office for Community Health, a local community college, and local community hospitals in southeastern New Mexico to increase healthcare access through workforce recruitment, training, and health promotion efforts. Discusses the healthcare needs of the rapidly growing rural community of Hobbs, NM and describes outcomes and lessons learned from the private-public partnerships that responded to those needs.
Author(s): Robert Reid, Evelyn Rising, Arthur Kaufman, et al.
Citation: Journal of Community Health, 44(2), 292-296
Date: 04/2019
Type: Document
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Case Study: Northeastern Iowa
Results of a field study documenting how philanthropy and community can work together to support rural vitality. Part of the Rural Philanthropic Analysis series.
Date: 04/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Campbell University Office of Rural Philanthropic Analysis
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Investing in Native Communities: Philanthropic Funding for Native American Communities and Causes
Provides access to information about funding in Native communities, and helps practitioners connect with organizations and peers who are grounded in philanthropic work across a range of issue areas. Features statistics including amounts and percentages of annual foundation funding explicitly benefiting Native Americans from 2002-2016, and lists of top foundations and top recipients of grant dollars explicitly benefiting Native Americans in 2015 and 2016, with breakdowns by organization and U.S. region.
Date: 2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organizations: Candid, Native Americans in Philanthropy
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Summary Report to the Field #5: What Does Equity Mean for Rural Philanthropic Work?
Part five of a series discussing the rural philanthropic work of ten foundations across the U.S. focused on equity. Covers multiple definitions of equity and the placed-based strategies to benefit rural communities.
Date: 12/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Campbell University
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Summary Report to the Field #4: Foundations Supporting Rural Leadership Programs
Part four of a series discussing ten past and present rural leadership programs supported through foundation funds. Summarizes trends in rural leadership programs.
Date: 11/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Campbell University
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Summary Report to the Field #3: State and Regional Philanthropy Serving Organizations and Rural-Focused Activity
Part three of a series discussing the results of an examination of state and regional philanthropic support organizations (PSO) to determine their current rural philanthropy efforts and level of support.
Date: 10/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Campbell University
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Summary Report to the Field #2: Philanthropic Support Organizations and Rural-Focused Activity on Behalf of Members
Part two of a series discussing the results of an examination of thirty-five philanthropic support organizations (PSO) to determine their current rural philanthropy efforts and support.
Date: 09/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Campbell University
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