Ratcheting Up Rural Response, Recovery and Resilience: Five Good Ideas for Philanthropy Right Now

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Event Description

Across the country, rural communities and regions grappling with the immediate consequences of COVID-19 are already thinking about long-term ramifications. Many rural hub organizations – community action agencies, community development financial institutions, community foundations, tribal and local governments, schools and colleges, social enterprises, and a wide range of nonprofits – are taking swift action, working creatively and collaboratively to provide immediate relief. But they could use help – both to respond and to improve prospects for recovery. Since they are the experts in what they need, we asked seasoned rural action leaders what they think could help the most – especially ideas that might not be front and center on funders’ radar screens.

On June 2nd at 2:00 p.m. ET we explored the Five Good Ideas they decided to highlight. We invited both funders – national, regional, state and local – and rural practitioners to participate, share experience, and fortify this exchange with their experience, good design ideas, additional challenges, and other promising approaches.

Five Good Ideas for Philanthropy Speakers

Antony Chiang
Dogwood Health Trust
Ines Polonius
Communities Unlimited
John T. Cooper Jr.
Texas A&M University
Molly Hemstreet
The Industrial Commons
Chrystel Cornelius
First Nations
Oweesta Corporation
Nancy VanMilligan
Community Foundation of
Greater Dubuque
Deb Markley
LOCUS Impact Investing
John Molinaro
Appalachian Partnership
Bonnie Gettys
Barry Community Foundation
Kelly Ryan
Heron Foundation
Erin Coryell
Margaret A. Cargill Philanthropies
Dennis West
Northern Initiatives

This virtual exchange is hosted by the Aspen Institute Community Strategies Group, in partnership with the Rural Development Innovation Group, United Philanthropy Forum, Rural LISC, the Housing Assistance Council, and the Rural Community Assistance Partnership.

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