Topics: Philanthropy

CDFIs ‘Make Dreams Come True’ by Creating Opportunity in Rural Spaces

photo of a hand placing money by a small plant


Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFIs) can offer flexible financing options, but many operate at full capacity and there is a general lack of awareness of these institutions in rural spaces. Foundation and CDFI leaders share their perspectives about the difference CDFIs can make on rural health outcomes.

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December 4, 2019

Rural Health Philanthropy Partnership: Leveraging Public-Private Funds to Improve Health

FORHP Grants in Motion, featuring Williamson, West Virginia


Public agencies and private non-profit groups have mutual interests in improving the health of rural Americans. The Federal Office of Rural Health Policy and philanthropy organizations worked together to create a unique funding opportunity, the Rural Health Care Coordination Network Partnership Program. Two health care organizations and their philanthropy partners share how coordinated efforts benefit patients with diabetes, congestive heart failure and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

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May 31, 2017

Foundation’s Place-Based Initiative Focuses on Community Needs

Jehan Benton-Clark, a senior program officer of the Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust, speaking with leaders in Halifax County


The Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust is shaking things up in rural philanthropic giving, engaging local residents and organizations to improve health outcomes through place-based grants targeted at financially disadvantaged counties.

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November 10, 2015

Granting Hope

Rural Philanthropy Days conference attendees


Colorado Rural Philanthropy Days summons funders, regional governments, and community leaders to provide a platform for positive change in rural nonprofit organizations.

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July 8, 2015

Government and Philanthropies Join Forces for Rural Health

Alan Morgan at the 2015 Public-Private Collaborations in Rural Health meeting


The Rural Health Philanthropy Partnership, a collaboration between rural federal programs and rural-focused trusts and foundations, promotes access to quality healthcare and health equity in rural areas.

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June 24, 2015

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.

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May 17, 2012

Rural Helping: Trusted, Organized and Flexible

After Hurricane Katrina, the town of Nacogdoches, Tex., proved that the best local help must involve organizations that are community-based, flexible, connected and trusted.

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November 10, 2011