Join us for a visit to the rural communities of Naturita, Nucla, and Dove Creek in the Southwest Region of Colorado to learn more about current social and economic decline and distress, and their current economic and community transition work. We will learn about this all-in strategy of philanthropy to take a multi-faceted approach to meet the community where they are at and provide boots on the ground for economic and community development, social service safety net, and systemic change.
Philanthropy Colorado is working closely with our foundation partners of the Telluride Foundation and The Colorado Trust to offer this visit to rural funders. If you would like more information, please contact Amy Swiatek, Director of Rural and Statewide Networks, Philanthropy Colorado, at firstname.lastname@example.org and 720-900- 2844. There is a block of rooms reserved at the Rimrock Hotel in Naturita that will be available until *Sept. 1st*, with limited lodging availability in the area. To make your reservation by Sept. 1st call the Rimrock Hotel (http://therimrockhotel.com/) at 1-970-865-2500 and reference the Telluride Foundation / Rural Funders group. See the preliminary agenda with logistical details for more information on lodging and travel.
DAY 1, November 12:
2pm Meet at Naturita Community Library for Opening, Introductions and Library Overview
2:30-5:15 Tour of Naturita and Nucla starting with a walk to the West End Economic Development Corporation and Rimrocker Historical Society
6:30-8:30 Dinner and Community Conversation on Community and Economic Transitions
DAY 2, November 13:
8:30-9:15 Funder Discussions with Q&A on Naturita and Nucla
Drive on your own to Dove Creek
11:00-1:00pm Lunch and Community Panel and Conversations in Dove Creek
What will it take for Dove Creek to be a cohesive community where young people
and families have the economic opportunities and social support to build a
happy, prosperous life?
1:15-45pm RFLN Debrief and Funders Depart