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February 28, 2023
10:00am to 11:30am

How real is the "rural disconnect" that is making national news, and what can foundations in rural communities do about it? Join us for this Rural Funders Group call where we will hear how the Crossing Divides Fund used culture and...

Image of a farm land and homestead in Sublimity, Oregon
January 24, 2023
10:00am to 11:30am

Family foundations have always been a force in rural communities. Two major factors influence this consistent presence: First, the wealth of many philanthropic families was developed and generated in rural environments, in industries like timber, mining, agriculture and manufacturing. Second,...

Image of a farm land and homestead in Sublimity, Oregon
January 20, 2023
10:00am to 11:00am

From grant reporting to research funding, data collection is a critical function of philanthropy. With this information, organizations construct grantmaking strategies, note sector-wide trends and illustrate narratives of the communities they serve. Despite initiatives for more equitable data...

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November 30, 2022
11:00am to 12:00pm

Join Philanthropy Northwest and the Regional Community Foundation Network for an opportunity for community foundation grant staff to connect...

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June 7, 2022
10:00am to 1:00pm

This grantmaking training is designed for mid- to senior-level foundation staff or trustees who are at the beginning of thinking about how to apply equity in the practice of grantmaking and program development. The context is designed to focus on the individual role and the practice of equity in grantmaking.

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March 2022 |

Skagit County in Washington state was hit by severe weather starting in November 2021, leaving many agricultural producers and workers deeply impacted by the storm and flood damage. The county’s sizable migrant farmworker and undocumented populations were hit particularly hard due to their...

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February 2022 |

This article was originally published by The Bridgespan Group on December 14, 2021; Philanthropy Northwest has cross-posted an excerpt here with their permission. See the original piece and the full report ...

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