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


The 2024 Rural Philanthropy Summit: Creating Thriving Communities took place on May 8, 2024. You can view more about the speakers and suggested resources here.

Access resources from and learn more about Missouri's first statewide Rural Philanthropy Summit (April 25, 2023) here.

The following philanthropic sector organizations may be helpful for grantmakers who are interested in learning more about the rural funding landscape in the United States:



Rural Data, Reports, and Needs Assessments (National and State):



Education & Youth

Economic Development

Rural Networks and Collaboratives: