Rural Initiative

Rural Initiative

Sources:
Private Foundations
Funder Name:
Laura Jane Musser Fund
Location:
Colorado
Hawaii
Michigan
Minnesota
Wyoming
Eligible Applicants:
Non-profits organizations
Relevant Project Area:
Capacity Building, Collaboration, & Planning
Youth & Environmental Education
Employment & Workforce Development
Funding Range:
$5,000
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$25,000
Deadline:

The Laura Jane Musser Fund wants to encourage collaborative and participatory efforts among citizens in rural communities that will help to strengthen their towns and regions in a number of civic areas including, but not limited to, economic development, business preservation, arts and humanities, public space improvements, and education.

PRIORITY IS PLACED ON PROJECTS THAT:

  • Bring together a broad range of community members and institutions
  • Provide the opportunity for diverse community members to work together
  • Contain measurable short term outcomes within the first 12 to 18 months
  • Include community members actively in all phases of the process 
  • Work toward an outcome of positive change within their community

PROJECTS MUST DEMONSTRATE:

  • Support from a diverse cross-section of community members and institutions
  • Matching financial and/or in-kind support from the local community
  • Significant volunteer participation
  • Reasonable plans to complete the project within 18 months or less

RiversEdge West's

mission is to advance the restoration of riparian lands through collaboration, education, and technical assistance.

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