Rural Support Partners (RSP) equips changemakers, organizations, and networks to cultivate lasting, equitable, participatory change in rural areas.
We do this by:
With this as our North Star, we provide mission-centered management consulting services, training, and educational opportunities to a diverse portfolio of leaders, nonprofits, foundations, networks, and social enterprises.
Rural changemakers and organizations everywhere are navigating complex conditions and barriers to deep community impact. Ever-changing social, political, and ecological dynamics in rural communities make the already difficult work of changemaking more challenging. Maintaining staff-wide cohesion, fostering accessibility and accountability, and cultivating equity and well-being across an organization is a daunting task. All this becomes more difficult with changes such as remote work and generation shifts in leadership. And most organizations lack the internal management practices, policies, structures, and culture to help emerging leaders and the next generation succeed.
When you partner with us, you will:
We partner with funders, nonprofit organizations, networks, financial institutions, and changemakers inside and outside the Central Appalachian region to achieve their objectives with a deeper impact and broader scale.
Alabama Sustainable Ag Network
Annie E. Casey Foundation
Appalachia Funders Network
Appalachian Citizens Law Center
Appalachian Community Capital
Appalachian Food Summit
Appalachian Regional Commission
Appalachian Regional Food Business Center
Appalachian Sustainable Agriculture Project
Appalachian Sustainable Development
Bristol Public Library
Brushy Fork Institute
Burke Development Inc.
Carolina Small Business Development Fund
Carolina Textile District
Center for Rural Entrepreneurship
Central Appalachian Forestry Alliance
Central Appalachian Network
Chan Zuckerberg Initiative
Coalfield Development Corporation
Community & Economic Development Initiative of Kentucky, University of Kentucky
Community Farm Alliance
The Educational Foundation of America
Emma Community Ownership
Foundation for Appalachian Kentucky
The Greater Kanawha Valley Foundation
Greenbrier Valley Economic Development Corporation
Highlander Research & Education Center
The Industrial Commons
Just Transition Fund
The Just Trust
Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust
LOCUS Impact Investing
Partner Community Capital (formerly Natural Capital Investment Fund)
New Opportunity School For Women
Osteopathic Heritage Foundation
The REACH Initiative
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
Southern Sustainable Ag Working Group
Sustainable Food Lab
Tennesseans for Fair Taxation
The One Foundation
Truist Bank CRA / Community Development
West Virginia Community Development Hub
West Virginia Food & Farm Coalition
WNC Nonprofit Pathways
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Rural Support Partners equips changemakers, organizations, and networks to cultivate lasting, equitable, participatory change in rural areas.
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