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About this Toolkit

Toolkit Development

The Rural Philanthropy Toolkit was first published on 12/28/18.

Toolkits are developed based on a review of FORHP grantees' applications, foundation-funded projects, and an extensive literature review, to identify evidence-based and promising models. Programs featured in the toolkit are interviewed to provide insights about their work and guidance for other rural communities interested in undertaking a similar project.


This toolkit was produced by the NORC Walsh Center for Rural Health Analysis in collaboration with the Rural Health Information Hub (RHIhub).

Contributors from the NORC Walsh Center for Rural Health Analysis include Alycia Bayne, Katherine Groesbeck, Sarah Hodge, Alana Knudson, Luciana Rocha, Amy Rosenfeld and Tricia Stauffer.


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Suggested citation: NORC Walsh Center for Rural Health Analysis, 2018. Rural Philanthropy Toolkit [online] Rural Health Information Hub. Available at: [Accessed 3 October 2023].

The development of this toolkit was supported by the Federal Office of Rural Health Policy (FORHP), Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Department (HHS) under contract #HHSH250201300021I/HHSH25034002T.