About this Toolkit
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.
For questions or comments about the toolkit, or for further assistance with using the toolkit, please
Suggested citation: NORC Walsh Center for Rural Health
Analysis, 2018. Rural Philanthropy Toolkit [online] Rural Health Information Hub. Available at:
[Accessed 21 May 2022].
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.