Help build progressive infrastructure in small towns and rural communities
Invest in Rural Democracy Initiative
Support rural people working to transform rural America — and therefore the entire country — in 2022 and in decades to come.
We cannot win real progress in this country without investing in powerful rural civic infrastructure that acknowledges the growing diversity, strong relationships, inspiring leaders, and love of place in small towns and rural communities. Rural Democracy Initiative brings together local leaders with funding partners and national groups to build progressive political power. RDI supports rural innovators with the tools to win by funding original research, technology and communications platforms, and leadership development.
RDI supports and coordinates high-impact rural civic engagement, communications, policy advocacy, and community organizing efforts.
We are raising at least $10 million each year from national sources to sustain our network as well as finding state and local matches to extend the impact and sustainability of our funding. We will invest the majority of our resources in select states where rural communities can help swing policy and redistricting outcomes, as well as U.S. Senate, state, and local elections
Donors with a particular state, regional, or constituency focus will have the option to direct funds according to their priorities.
Join us! It is past time to invest in the potential of our small towns and rural communities.
The Rural Victory Fund is a 501(c)(4) organization, and donations are not tax-deductible.
Tax-deductible donations can be made through the 501(c)(3) Heartland Fund. Please visit the Heartland Fund website, or contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information about how to make a transformative donation to this effort.