Funding & Capital Access

Community Foundation Approaches to Housing Impact Investing

Apr. 29th, 2024, 2PM

Come share and learn how community foundations are finding innovative ways to use investment portfolios to partner with local developers & increase housing stock.

Thriving Communities Technical Assistance

Housing and Urban Development

The Thriving Communities Technical Assistance (TCTA) program, funded in FY 2022 with $5 million, is designed to support coordination and integration of transportation and housing in infrastructure planning and implementation.

Economic Recovery Corps


Explore the 65 catalytic projects that ERC Fellows will be advancing over the next 2.5 years alongside local host organizations and communities across the United States, U.S. Territories, and Tribal Nations.

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Designing Scalable Co-Funding Solutions for Broadband and Digital Equity

Resources and learnings for rural communities to participate in the new federal funding available for high-speed broadband internet.

In It For Rural Resources: A ROADS Event Recap

Resources and learnings from webinar on new federal opportunities for funding and technical assistance for rural America.

Appalachia – Fed Communities Case Study

Fed Communities

Appalachian Funders Network, an organization formed in 2010 to drive collaborative partnerships to support the region, works to accelerate an equitable Appalachian transition by convening and connecting funders for learning, analysis, and collaboration.

Building Community Capacity in Rural East Texas


What would it look like for rural civic infrastructure to thrive, not just survive, in the 21st century? Work in East Texas, where T.L.L. Temple and Communities Unlimited are teaming to develop bottom-up structural solutions to building rural capacity.

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Learning to Seize the Moment with Regional Collaboration

Event recap blog with resources and big-picture insights on working regionally to increase capacity to drawn down federal funding.

Honing in On Home: Breaking Barriers in BIPOC Homeownership

Partners for Rural Transformation (PRT)

A cornerstone of the “American Dream” is owning a home. For many in rural America, this vision seems nearly impossible, especially for people of color. PRT and HOPE examine policies and lending practices to help address the challenges they face and close homeownership gaps.

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

In an op-ed for Daily Yonder, Bonita Robertson-Hardy of the Community Strategies Group writes on how rural communities, funders, and other stakeholders’ approach to economic development can mean the difference between success and stagnation.

Case Study
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Translating Federal Opportunities into Local Resources: Ada Jobs Foundation

This short case study has insights and tips on how rural communities with limited staffing and resources can understand, prepare for, and compete for finite federal funds.

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Four Learnings to Improve Rural Capital and Credit Access

What are some of the major capital and credit trends right now for rural practitioners?