"While the many efforts of funders in response to covid-19 have been deservedly recognized, the work of those responding to rural communities’ covid-19 crisis is less well known.

Rural cases continue to grow at a quicker rate

than urban cases do—and like in urban areas, the

impacts are disproportionately on rural communities of color

," Allen Smart


in Health Affairs.

Smart recognizes rural-focused funders that have stepped up during the pandemic to help rural areas, highlighting organizations operating at the state and federal level.

Click here to read some examples