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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.

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RDI is committed to continuing to provide programs and services that meet current and emerging needs in communities throughout the rural West.


The Agnes Creek Open Space near Lincoln City and its forested trails will soon get three new ornate viewing benches, thanks to the second cohort of the Lincoln City Ford Institute Leadership Program.


The Learn By Doing Grant Writing Workshop is being offered to all nonprofit organizations and governmental agencies in Lake, Klamath, and Siskiyou counties in the fall of 2015.

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During the four sessions, participants actively work on elements of grant proposals and practice skills between sessions. Through the program, participants network with other local grant writers and build relationships for future work. They have the opportunity to meet with funders and hear... Learn more

The Ford Institute Leadership Program, designed and delivered by RDI, 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... Learn more