Support rural people working to transform rural America — and therefore the entire country — in 2024 and in decades to come.

To win real progress in this country, we must invest 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 political power for positive change. RDI supports and coordinates high-impact rural civic engagement, communications, policy advocacy, and community organizing efforts.

We are raising millions 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 democracy outcomes, as well as federal, state, and local elections

Join us! It is past time to invest in the potential of our small towns and rural communities.

“One thing that sets RDI apart is their ability to spot good ideas, emerging talent, and promising new efforts and invest seed funding that grows into deeply rooted community power. Their support was transformative for the New Rural Project, which engages young people and people of color to vote in five of the most economically distressed North Carolina counties.”

Cynthia Wallace, New Rural Project, RDI Advisory Committee member

Donate Online

Donate online to support Rural Democracy Initiative. This is the fastest way to make a gift, and we recommend online donations for gifts under $5,000.

Your contributions to the 501(c)(4) Rural Victory Fund will provide the biggest impact and flexiblity. Donate to the 501(c)(3) Heartland Fund to support valuable non-partisan work. Donations to the Heartland Fund are tax-deductible.

Wire Transfer

For donations $5,000 and over, we strongly recommend electronic wire transfer so we can process and put your donation to work immediately. For instructions please contact

Check or Money Order

Rural Victory Fund
PO Box 38066
Baltimore, MD 21297-8064

Overnight/Mail Requiring Signature:
Rural Victory Fund
Box 38066
400 White Clay Center Drive
Newark, DE 19711

Please address donations to Rural Victory Fund

The Rural Victory Fund is a 501(c)(4) organization, and donations are not tax-deductible.

Tax-deductible donations can be made to our 501(c)(3) Heartland Fund.
Please visit the Heartland Fund website, or contact for more information about how to make a transformative donation to this effort.