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Foundation Giving to Rural Areas in the United States Is Disproportionately Low
Provides an overview of grantmaking trends for rural and urban areas from 2010 to 2015. Includes data on the purpose and dollar value of grants from large foundations to rural and urban organizations.
Author(s): John Pender
Citation: Amber Waves
Date: 08/2015
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: USDA Economic Research Service
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Unequal Lives: The State of Black Women and Families in the Rural South
Analyzes the health and well-being of low-income Black women in nine rural counties across Mississippi, Alabama, and Georgia. Identifies barriers to success and economic security, including poverty, low educational attainment, and inadequate access to public infrastructure, healthcare, and more. Includes statistics and demographics for each of the states and counties included in the study.
Date: 07/2015
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Southern Rural Black Women's Initiative
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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 Health Care: Innovations in Policy and Practice
Discusses strategies being used to improve healthcare access in rural areas. Includes a section discussing philanthropic activities related to rural health.
Date: 03/2009
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Grantmakers in Health
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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 Capital Resources Council Project
Describes the Rural Health Capital Resources Council, comprising over 30 national organizations, philanthropic organizations, regional community development finance organizations, and federal agencies. Represents finance, housing, economic development, rural health, broadband, and the many components that promote healthy communities. Includes links for Council presentations.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health
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Rural Philanthropy Missouri
A compilation of resources to assist stakeholders and grantmakers in improving equity in Missouri. Includes information on rural capacity building, collaboration, and the rural-urban divide.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Philanthropy Missouri
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A Primer for Multi-Sector Health Partnerships in Rural Areas and Small Cities
Provides an overview of community-level investments in rural communities and small cities to support healthy lives through multi-sector efforts. Discusses the roles of healthcare, rural philanthropy, and community development organizations in supporting community health. Provides a toolbox that explores key terms, offers case studies, data sources, and links to national and local partners.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Build Healthy Places Network
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