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Capital Funding for Rural Healthcare – Organizations

Bureau of Primary Health Care (BPHC)
Oversees the Health Center Program, a national network of health centers that provide comprehensive primary healthcare services, regardless of a patients' ability to pay, charging for services on a sliding fee scale. Part of the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), U.S. Department of Health & Human Services.
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Community Development Financial Institutions Fund (CDFI)
The CDFI Fund's mission is to expand the capacity of financial institutions to provide credit, capital, and financial services to underserved populations and communities in the United States.
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Economic Development Administration (EDA)
Federal agency that supports industrial and commercial growth in economically distressed rural and urban areas of the United States. Part of the U.S. Department of Commerce. Offers funding for regional economic development, including public works projects and job creation projects. Past projects have included funding for water and wastewater projects in hospitals and healthcare facilities, and road infrastructure projects that would support the expansion of healthcare facilities.
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Foundation Directory Online by Candid

Collects, organizes, and communicates information on U.S. philanthropy. Provides free and fee-based information and resources related to grant-seeking and foundation giving.

In 2019, Foundation Center and GuideStar merged to become Candid. The merged corporation, Candid, offers multiple products and services that connect nonprofit professionals to fundraising resources.

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Opportunity Finance Network (OFN)
A national network of Community Development Financial Institutions, which are mission-driven financial institutions that serve disinvested areas across the United States.
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Rural LISC
Works to equip rural areas with capital, strategy, and technical assistance to preserve and strengthen rural life. Partners with 88 rural community-based organizations, including five financial intermediaries. Supports partner organizations through capacity building grants, predevelopment grants, repayable investments, low cost lending capital, and equity investments.
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Small Business Administration (SBA)
Federal agency that provides financial, technical, and management assistance to help Americans start, run, and grow their small businesses.
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Small Business Investment Company (SBIC)
A program of the U.S. Small Business Administration that works to aid, counsel, assist, and protect the interests of small business concerns.
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Universal Service Administrative Company (USAC)
Supports access to broadband services needed to work, learn, heal, and communicate. Collects and delivers funding through four programs focused on places where broadband and connectivity needs are critical. These programs - High Cost, Lifeline, Rural Health Care, and the Schools and Libraries Program - serve people in rural, underserved, and difficult-to-reach areas.
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USDA Rural Development (USDA RD)
Helps improve the economy and quality of life in all of rural America through programs that support economic development and essential services such as housing, health care, first responder services and equipment, and water, electric and communications infrastructure.
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USDA Rural Housing Service
Helps rural communities and individuals by providing technical assistance, loans, and grants for housing and community facilities.
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Last Reviewed: 12/4/2019