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Envision the Possibilities: Reinvesting in Rural America

Rural LISC believes in rural America. Estab-lished in 1995, we currently serve 76 partner organizations working to transform rural communities in 44 states.

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Funder in the Spotlight: Wells Fargo Housing Foundation

Wells Fargo Housing Foundation

Rural LISC is proud to recognize the continued generosity of the Wells Fargo Housing Foundation.  The Foundation’s recent cumulative funding of $300,000 for two Rural LISC initiatives is making a big difference for rural community developers nationwide.

The Road to Capacity

Rural LISC's Road to Capacity chart gives a helpful at-a-glance view of the critical milestones passed on the unique path of growth undertaken by our partner organizations working in areas of high and persistent poverty. Click image for larger size.

CDC in the Spotlight

2@35: Two Rural LISC CDC Partners celebrate 35 years

In the Golden State and the Empire State, two Rural LISC CDC Partners celebrate 35th anniversaries this year: in California, Cabrillo Economic Development Corporation; in New York, RUPCO, Inc.

New Rural LISC Strategic Partner: Communities Unlimited

Welcome to Communities Unlimited, our new Strategic Partner! A 2014 merger of Community Resource Group and alt.Consulting, Communities Unlimited serves the southern states of Alabama, Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Oklahoma, Tennessee and Texas, with a mission of helping rural and under-resourced communities in areas of persistent poverty to become sustainable communities of choice and opportunity.

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Rural America - What's Going Right? A Daily Yonder blog post by Suzanne Anarde

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