Colorado foundations collaborate to support rural regions hit hard by COVID-19  

Tuesday, May 4, 2021

Philanthropy Colorado, ZOMA Foundation, Telluride Foundation, and The Denver Foundation partnered to help build rural capacity statewide in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Rural Community Response and Recovery Project created a collaboration of nonprofit hub organizations to support community-led deployment of funds.  More specifically, the project provided $1.5M in unrestricted financial support along with peer learning and technical assistance to organizations best suited to serve highly impacted community members.  
The peer learning component, led by Philanthropy Colorado's Director of Rural and Statewide Networks, brought the hubs together to share information and tactics, discuss strategic approaches to confronting the challenges faced by rural communities, and develop a peer-to-peer support community among the hubs’ leadership. 
We're pleased to share the final report summarizing the goals, accomplishments, lessons learned, and recommendations to inform future crisis response in rural communities.

Thank you to our partners for their generous support of this effort. 

You can click on the image below to reach the full report.

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