Our Scope of Work

This Wisconsin Norwegian bank barn, built in 1886, would have engaged an entire country neighborhood in its construction.

In a sense, the Rural Schools Collaborative is a kind of virtual barn raising, committed to a strong sense of community and purpose.

Our Scope of Work

Helping rural schools and communities get better together!

The Rural Schools Collaborative supports its mission by:

  • Building capacity for rural philanthropy efforts
  • Supporting place-based engagement through the Grants in Place program
  • Leading the Rural Teacher Corps initiative
  • Offering planning grants to appropriate regional efforts
  • Providing selected technical assistance, and
  • Promoting a social marketing network

We welcome suggestions on how we can help you and your colleagues initiate or strengthen school and community partnerships. Please contact us at info@ruralschoolscollaborative.org

A SAVVY PAIRING

A SAVVY PAIRING

Effective capacity building and thoughtful technical assistance enhance the work of local and regional organizations committed to building stronger rural communities.

PLANNING GRANTS

PLANNING GRANTS

We are pleased to consider requests for capacity building grants to promote planning or resource development.

PURPOSEFUL NETWORKING

PURPOSEFUL NETWORKING

Getting smart and passionate folks together in a cost-effective manner is a primary goal of the Rural Schools Collaborative.