Turn our golden anniversary green

Small Towns

This year, and this month specifically, we are celebrating 50 years of standing up for rural America.

We feel incredibly lucky to do the work we do: to have the means to make small business dreams come true, to fight for opportunity and representation for family farmers, to expose inequities, and then to partner with communities to develop innovative solutions.

This work is possible because you believe in it. You believe it matters that everyone who calls rural America home deserves the chance to thrive. Will you double down on your support by making a gift today?

Three generous supporters have contributed to a $50,000 matching fund challenge grant and agreed to provide a dollar-for-dollar match if our community can pool together to reach this lofty goal. Will you help us celebrate?

Over the years, your support has been monumental, enabling us to delve deep into the squeaky wheel rural issues and those that would otherwise slip through the cracks. Together, we work to amplify rural voices and community drivers. We light up small-town Main Streets, put the farm in Farm to School, and fight for state and federal policies that uplift rural communities.

We need your help again today as we rise to meet the monumental challenge of reaching this  steep fundraising goal of $50,000. You can make an online gift now to move the dial closer.

With your support, the Center for Rural Affairs will continue to be the leader in rural change making. We can shape a future where everyone has ready access to the tools, community, and opportunities we all deserve.

Thank you for stepping up to this challenge!

P.S. Turn our Golden Anniversary green by making a gift today. We have a huge fundraising challenge to meet, and your support will help us reach our goal!