Does your organization serve a rural population?  An interesting study recently revealed several interesting facts about how foundations view rural populations.

Grantmakers’ perceptions of rural life, geographical isolation and capacity-building needs greatly reduce rural nonprofits’ ability to secure funding, finds the National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy in its latest report, Rural Philanthropy: Building Dialogue from Within.

The organziation that sponsored the study also offers recommendations on ways to make philanthropy more responsive to rural America, such as expanding flexible, multi-year grants for staff and technical assistance.

Find out more at PNN Online

Posted on 10 August 2007

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