Small Funders, Big Impact: Five Takeaways from Our Coverage of Place-Based Rural Funders

Place-based giving is obviously a hugely important part of rural philanthropy. Regional funders not only have a better understanding of the communities they serve, they’re also frequently equipped to offer other types of support, such as providing technical support, trainings, and serving as conveners. For national funders interested in increasing — or setting out on — their grantmaking in rural America, one of the most effective ways to do so is by supporting the regional funders already backing their home communities.

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