Philanthropy Missouri continues to expand our network of Member-grantmakers located throughout the state as we focus on creating a thriving and equitable Missouri.
Many of our Members are interested in fostering impact in more rural areas of the state, where they have deep roots and insights into community needs. Other Members live in suburban and urban areas and have an interest in learning from, partnering with, and giving alongside their rural peers, whose proximity and expertise make for informed and transformative grantmaking practices. Philanthropy Missouri is committed to serving as a connector and convener to help amplify the opportunities for collaboration.
Share your knowledge: We will continue to build out this space as a resource for grantmakers across the state who have an interest in rural funding practices. Please share any suggested additions with email@example.com.
The following sector organizations may be helpful for grantmakers who are interested in learning more about the rural funding landscape in the United States:
- Aspen Institute: Thrive Rural and Community Development Philanthropy
- Neighborhood Funders Group: Integrated Rural Strategies Group
Recent resources about rural philanthropy:
- "The Urban and Rural Divide," Stanford Social Innovation Review, Spring 2021
- "The Role of Collaboration in Effective Rural Philanthropy," The Center for Effective Philanthropy, February 2021 / Referenced Report: "Rural Foundation Collaboration: 'Houston we have a problem'," International Journal of Community Well Being, October 2020
- "Five Lessons for Successful Place-Based Philanthropy in Rural Communities," American Enterprise Institute, February 2021
- "How Philanthropy Can Shift Power and Ignite Change in Rural Communities," National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy, February 2021
- "How Philanthropy Can Strengthen Rural Communities," Arabella Advisors (Consulting Firm), 2021
- "Family Funders - Always Important in Rural Communities," National Center for Family Philanthropy, May 2019
- "Buildling a Field of Rural Philanthropy: The Case for Building a Rural Philanthropy Network," PhilanthropywoRx, 2018
- "What Rural America Can Teach Us About Civil Society," Stanford Social Innovation Review, August 2018
- "Equity: It's Not Just an Urban Issue," Exponent Philanthropy, May 2018
- "Building Communities - and Working for Change - in America's Heartland," Arabella Advisors (Consulting Firm), 2018