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Resources by Topic: Philanthropy

Granting Hope
Overview of Rural Philanthropy Days, a Colorado event for rural communities that brings together regional funders, local governments, business leaders, and local nonprofit organizations.
Author(s): Kate Menzies
Citation: Rural Monitor
Date: 07/2015
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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Foundation Grants to Rural Areas from 2005 to 2010: Trends and Patterns
Describes trends in foundation grant funding provided to benefit rural communities, how funds are allocated, what types of foundations fund rural projects, and how grants are distributed geographically. Includes grants to rural-based organizations and to urban organizations for work primarily benefiting rural areas. Provides information on funding for rural health, as well as topics that impact health, such as food and nutrition. Discusses factors that may impact the capacity of rural communities to secure grant funding.
Author(s): John L. Pender
Date: 06/2015
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: USDA Economic Research Service
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Government and Philanthropies Join Forces for Rural Health
Overview of the work of the Rural Health Philanthropy Partnership, a collaboration between rural federal programs and rural-focused trusts and foundations. Describes a care coordination program the group developed, and discusses an upcoming focus on the priority area of leadership in health equity.
Author(s): Becca Cruger
Citation: Rural Monitor
Date: 06/2015
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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Rural Philanthropy in Michigan Report
Discusses the role of rural philanthropy within the larger scope of revitalizing Michigan's economy. Presents data and maps which highlight key economic indicators and grant-making activities in 17 Michigan counties from 2008-2011.
Date: 01/2013
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Michigan Rural Council
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Health Equity in New Mexico: A Roadmap for Grantmaking and Beyond
Promotes an understanding of the health issues facing both urban and rural New Mexico and supports grantmaking, program initiatives, and responsive policy development.
Additional links: Executive Summary, Key Findings and Recommendations
Date: 08/2012
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Con Alma Health Foundation
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Why Rural Research Is Important — And How Foundations Can Support It
Examines the increasing emphasis on evidence-based practice in health and human services and why more and better rural data collection is necessary. Discusses the role the federal government and foundations can play in supporting rural research.
Author(s): Kathleen Belanger
Citation: Rural Monitor
Date: 08/2012
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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The Intimacy of Place: Lessons for Philanthropy
Rural areas generally receive fewer charitable donations than urban, but the TLL Temple Foundation in Texas proves that rural giving is easier and more efficient when it is housed there.
Author(s): Kathleen Belanger
Citation: Rural Monitor
Date: 05/2012
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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Rural Helping: Trusted, Organized and Flexible
After Hurricane Katrina, the town of Nacogdoches, Texas, proved that the best local help must involve organizations that are community-based, flexible, connected, and trusted.
Author(s): Kathleen Belanger
Citation: Rural Monitor
Date: 11/2011
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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Rural Philanthropy: Building Dialogue from Within
Examines the disparity in giving between urban and rural nonprofits, and how geographical isolation and capacity-building needs greatly reduce the ability for rural nonprofits to secure funding. Offers substantive recommendations on ways to make philanthropy more responsive to rural America.
Author(s): Rachael Swierzewski
Date: 08/2007
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy
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Rural Health and Well-Being in America
Highlights the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation's work pertaining to the well-being of rural communities. Features reports, briefs, maps, and webinars.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
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