WealthWorks Northwest

WealthWorks improves rural livelihoods with an innovative approach to economic development that creates lasting wealth in rural communities.

Pasos al Éxito

Pasos al Éxito provides financial and entrepreneurial skills and resources to rural Latinos.

HomeTown Competitiveness

HomeTown Competitiveness is a come-back/give back approach to rural community and economic development.

Latest News


The McKenzie River Valley is featured in the latest Travel Oregon Communities Powered by Travel video which highlights the impact of Oregon’s Rural Tourism Studio on participating communities.


Business Oregon's regional economic forums tour recently made a stop in the Eugene-Corvallis area. The focus of the forums is to hear from communities about their top economic development needs and priorities.


Lower Columbia Ford Institute Leadership Program participants create teen center in the Astoria Recreation Center.

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Our Projects

The Learn By Doing workshop series is designed to help beginning and intermediate grant writers working in nonprofit organizations increase their skills at developing project proposals and successfully plan, write and attain grant funding from local and regional funding sources. The 20 hours of... Learn more

The Ford Institute Leadership Program serves rural communities in Oregon and Siskiyou County, California, through a five-year series of training programs based on the belief that vital rural communities develop from a broad base of knowledgeable, skilled, and motivated leaders, a diversity of... Learn more