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June 13, 2024
10:00am to 11:00am

The Rural Funders Group is a virtual space for peers who identify as rural funders to talk together about the challenges, opportunities and hopes they have for the rural communities they serve. Philanthropy Northwest hosts and co-creates quarterly online meeting

Pine green graphic that says "Rural Funders Group" and a circle with shapes inside the circle that resembles rolling plains.
May 2, 2024
10:00am PDT

Many communities experience both connectedness but also increasing polarization. This has its dynamics in smaller, rural communities where people often have a very private ethos yet know each other very well and have traditionally shouldered many community...

Grass green graphic with icons showing rolling hills and birds. The words read "Together in Divided Times: Rural Cohort"
November 2023 |

The GoWest Foundation (GWF) strengthens “the lives of people and communities” through a network of credit unions in Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Oregon, Washington and Wyoming. Their vision is an environment where people achieve financial prosperity and communities can thrive. Operating for over 25...

GoWest Foundation Launches Affordable Housing Initiative in Rural Communities
May 2023 |

Since its founding, Sherwood Trust has invested more than $36 million to strengthen the Walla Walla Valley. These days, Sherwood Trust’s investment goes beyond grant giving, a fact reflected in their Community Leadership Program celebrating 20 years of service.

“The organization was...

Photo of rapeseed and wheat in Walla Walla County, Washington
April 27, 2023
10:00am to 11:30am

Rural mothers and babies depend on an increasingly fragile system of care during pregnancy and birth. Providers and clinics are few, and now hospitals are reducing services or closing. The worst rural outcomes show up for Black, Native Americans and other people of color. Join us for this...

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