Our Partners

Since the Center's creation in 2001, we have sought collaborations with organizations and individuals who share our mission of serving rural America and can help add value to our work. We are open to forming partnerships that create mutual benefit for us as organizations but, most importantly, bring value to rural people and places.

Key strategic partners are listed below. We encourage you to visit their websites and learn more about the important work done by these partners.

Kansas Entrepreneurial Communities Initiative:

Western North Dakota Energy Project:

New Partnership!

The Center and the Aspen Institute Community Strategies Group have committed to creating a partnership, Advancing Community Development Philanthropy, with the goal of more community and regional foundations practicing CDP with excellence and success. Through decades of experience on the ground with foundations, we find that those that succeed -- in small or large ways -- at Community Development Philanthropy have used a similar process. We’ve extracted this into a set of Design Elements for a CDP Effort. Together, we have tools, resources and services to help. Learn more about this partnership!