Commentary: Challenging Everything We Know about Funding as a Path to Thriving Rural Communities

For decades, rural communities have been ill-served by governments, foundations, and many large organizations dedicated to advancing community economic development and people’s health and well-being. The causes of that are complex, ranging from systemic racism and classism to structural underinvestment and urban-first bias in our policy and research decision-making.

The Aspen Institute Community Strategies Group, in partnership with practitioners from rural communities, Native Nations, and tribes across the country, has identified …

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