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Philanthropy Northwest
May 21, 2020
9:30am to 11:00am
PDT
Virtual

The COVID-19 crisis has highlighted the broad and deep disparities that rural communities experience as a result of inadequate access to broadband supported information and services. From the demands on rural education, to accessing unemployment benefits and other federal and state stimulus offerings, to long range economic recovery, broadband is a formidable challenge to rural communities. On this call, we’ll look at how broadband is affecting rural communities and the philanthropic response.

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

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.

Image of Trends in NW Giving report cover with a spiral of rocks in water
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.

October 2017 | Philanthropy Northwest

In Philanthropy Northwest's “Pacific Northwest Changemakers,” generously supported by the Satterberg Foundation, Mitchell Thomashow takes us on a tour of place-based, community-driven philanthropy, from Central Washington to Montana, from Coastal Alaska to Portland.

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June 20, 2017 to June 21, 2017
9:00am to 3:00pm
PDT
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. 

April 28, 2017
All day
Seattle, WA

Native Americans in Philanthropy (NAP) will share progress on the Generation Indigenous national work, feature story presentations of Native youth, and discuss cross-sector alignment and goals on funding and programmatic outcomes. This program is for funders committed to communities in Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington and Wyoming.