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May 3, 2021
1:00pm to 2:00pm

Join us for this Broadband Interest Group Meeting where we'll continue our exploration to understand what different funders are doing to overcome barriers and work towards broadband access in rural and Indigenous communities.

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April 13, 2021
10:00am to 11:30am

In the last few years, many funders have adopted a racial equity lens for their work. However, many in the philanthropic sector have not considered what a racial equity lens looks like for rural funders. Since 2000, 84% of...

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January 20, 2021
10:00am to 11:30am

The Tribal Broadband Learning Community engages in monthly convenings to discuss topics related to broadband strategies for tribal communities. We invite you to join us for the kick-off of this series where we will start by talking about some broadband fundamentals. Please ...

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Philanthropy Northwest
April 30, 2020
10:00am to 11:00am

Join Philanthropy Northwest for a conversation on the impact that COVID-19 has had on rural communities and the proactive philanthropic responses that have followed the outbreak.

Hear from rural philanthropy leaders on some of the challenges they are facing and how they are meeting those...

November 2019 | Philanthropy Northwest

Trends in Northwest Giving began as a project of Philanthropy Northwest in 2002 and has been published every two years as an aggregation and analysis of grantmaking trends that shape our region — Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington and Wyoming. The Trends in Northwest Giving 2019 report focuses on the most recent data available, through fiscal year 2016, and includes a combination of information from our membership network, Form 990s and intermediaries.

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July 2019 | Philanthropy Northwest

Many foundations are taking steps to include rural constituencies in their work. We studied this work around the country in The Rural Philanthropy Analysis and developed five strategies uniquely important to grantmakers funding rural projects.

June 20, 2017 to June 21, 2017
9:00am to 3:00pm
Roseburg, OR

This convening will create space for people with deep experience and wisdom practicing rural philanthropy and community development to learn from one another. The 2017 Design Team consists of participants from the 2016 gathering: The Ford Family Foundation, Sherwood Trust, Winthrop Rockefeller Foundation, Telluride Community Foundation, Montana Community Foundation, Orton Family Foundation and Nebraska Community Foundation. It is sponsored with generous donations from The Neil and Louise Tillotson Fund of The New Hampshire Charitable Foundation, Winthrop Rockefeller Foundation, Sherwood Trust and Shelk Foundation. It is being hosted by The Ford Family Foundation and coordinated by Philanthropy Northwest.