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The week of the rural rockstars

With donations still coming in, suffice it to say that Giving Tuesday 2016 was the most successful online fundraiser in the Center for Rural Affair’s history. One hundred eight donors across the country raised $17,141 in one week. Thank you! Newman’s Own Foundation will match $10,000 and our friends at Small Farm Conservancy will match the rest.

We hit our original goal of $10,000 the day before Giving Tuesday, and were thrilled to learn that Small Farm Conservancy would match the money raised for the remainder of the fundraiser.

First National Bank invests $500,000 in lending

First National Bank recently provided a $500,000 equity-equivalent investment to the Center for Rural Affairs. The investment will support micro and small business lending activities throughout rural communities in Nebraska via the Center’s lending arm, the Rural Investment Corporation.

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