Health centers secure funding from many sources, including private funders, to enhance operations with special programs and capital development projects. Urban centers have access to more potential donors and foundations, but face more competition from myriad community entities fighting for the same dollars. Rural centers often have fewer resources available, difficulty getting the attention of donors, and often face challenges related to funders being more familiar with urban issues. However, rural areas are getting increasingly more attention from the foundation and private philanthropy communities as they face issues around high addiction rates, lack of transportation to care, and generational poverty.
This session will highlight the unique challenges of health centers in urban and rural settings, and how these health centers can find funding to support necessary projects and secure resources for their communities.