Rural Philanthropic Leader You Should Know:
The Sapelo Foundation


The Sapelo Foundation ( is a Georgia funder that has revamped its vision to specifically call-out rural communities for inclusion in their mission of A Just Georgia. One of their highlighted practice points is working across the rural-urban continuum. While many funders are moving in this direction, few are as explicit about where they are going!


We strive for a just Georgia, through partnerships and solutions that increase environmental protection, social prosperity, and civic power.


All Georgians – especially marginalized communities, communities of color, and rural communities – live in healthy environments, have access to the resources they need to thrive, and engage in a just democracy.