Community Development Philanthropy Success Stories

Texas Panhandle

Learn how the Center for Rural Entrepreneurship's empowering research is being used by the Amarillo Area Foundation in their work across the Texas panhandle. For more information about how our Community Development Philanthropy tools can help your community craft a strategy for long-term prosperity, download our free guide.



The Telluride Foundation is partnering with the Center for Transfer of Wealth and Community Engagement services to build and expand the work of the Paradox Community Trust reaching underserved rural communities in southwestern Colorado. Read more about this evolving project!


Hear Mark Brewer, Chartered Advisor in Philanthropy ®,  Chairman, Florida
Philanthropic Network, and President/CEO, Central Florida Foundation
speaking at the Florida Chamber Foundation's Future of Florida Forum,
October 2013. In his speech Mark makes the connection between private,
government and "third" sectors and emphasizes the importance of the state's
transfer of wealth opportunity as outlined in the Transfer of WealthTM study
produced by the Center. (Video)






Congratulations to Center client and partner, Foundation for Appalachian Ohio (FAO), for receiving The Secretaries' Award for Public-Philanthropic Partnerships 2014 for its Growing Home Initiative. In addition to serving as technical advisor for the grant and initiative, FAO engaged the Center to develop a curriculum designed to help communities launch, grow, and develop community funds dedicated to enriching the county's quality of life and creating opportunities for the county's citizens that have not been available in the past. You can read more about it HERE.

You can also read about the research work and benchmarks the Center proposed to FAO in its second annual Regional Opportunity Scorecard 2014, which looks at the region's philanthropic assets, development and growth.

South Dakota

West Virginia

  • Transfer of Wealth study in progress