The Case for the Field of Rural Philanthropy

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Linked here you’ll find my case for taking all of the disparate elements of rural foundation work and supporting the development of a cohesive and coherent field of work that best serves the interests of rural communiities and funders alike. Download Building a Field of Rural Philanthropy: The Case for Creating a Rural Philanthropic Network

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Rural Philanthropy in New Mexico

This is the second of a series of four field studies from the Rural Philanthropic Analysis Project (RPAP) here at Campbell University in Buies Creek, North Carolina. The regions selected—eastern New Hampshire/southern Maine; eastern Washington; northeast Iowa and rural New Mexico—were included in the studies in recognition of the important local funder commitments to those…

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The Rural Philanthropic Analysis Project 2017-2019


Over the course of the last two years, the Rural Philanthropic Analysis Project (RPAP) team has blogged, reported, presented and collected data from all over the country about philanthropic activity that has, as its focus, a deep commitment to the future of rural communities. While philanthropic activity in rural America precedes anything akin to a…

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