Philanthropic Opportunity Profile

The Center has a new research tool – Philanthropic Opportunity Profile – designed to help community and foundation leaders better understand their philanthropic potential. To learn more, go to Get Started on the Center for Rural Entrepreneurship website.

El Paso: Engaging Latino Parents in Early Childhood Outcomes

A story from The Community Foundation Serving Boulder County Working with Latino parents, this foundation created El Paso (Engaged Latino Parents Advancing School Outcomes), a new grassroots movement that is engaging a critical mass of well-informed and skilled Latino parents who will help ensure that more Latino children arrive at kindergarten ready to learn. Presented […]

Civic Leadership Fellows: Connecting Local College Students to (a future with) Local Employers

A story from the Parkersburg Area Community Foundation & Regional Affiliates (WV). With local youth not seeing their future in the area, this community foundation helped create short-term job opportunities for local college-age students with local businesses – building their networks, and helping them envision a future that might include staying in the region. Presented by […]

First Homes: Creating Permanent, Affordable Quality Workforce Housing in a Tight Housing Market

A story from the Rochester Area Foundation (MN). Over the past 15 years, the Rochester Area Foundation has generated hundreds of affordable housing options for workers on the lower career (and income) rungs in the region’s growing health care and hospitality industries by creating a dispersed Community Land Trust, assembling lending partners and down payment […]

Resident Engagement Guidebook: Exploring Readiness and Options

The Resident Engagement Guidebook is designed for community foundations interested in engaging residents more deeply in addressing pressing community challenges. It is geared primarily toward community foundation staff and board members, however the resources and tools found in this Guidebook are not exclusive to this audience. Private foundations, community-based organizations and local government may also find […]

Transfer of Wealth in Rural America

Transfer of Wealth in Rural America: Understanding the Potential, Realizing the Opportunity, Creating Wealth for the Future In the book, Transfer of Wealth in Rural America, authors Don Macke, Deborah Markley and Ahmet Binerer share the Center’s transfer of wealth scenarios for the U.S. – a remarkable $15.4 trillion could be passed from one generation to […]

Energizing Entrepreneurial Communties: A Pathway to Prosperity

In the Center for Rural Entrepreneurship’s first book, Energizing Entrepreneurs: Charting a Course for Rural Communities, the authors focus on making the case for entrepreneurship development and provided a roadmap for communities interested in getting started. The Center has honed thier approach and built out our tools and resources to help communities of all sizes create […]