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Small-Town Philanthropy: More than Money

The Daily Yonder (May 29, 2013) -- The work of the Barry Community Foundation in Michigan is an example of how a foundation’s role extends beyond grantmaking to becoming a community convener, capacity builder and policy advocate. With national foundations reducing their support for rural areas, Hildreth and her colleagues have found a way to change the community direction.

“We’re creating a giving community,” she says. “We’re creating a culture of loving where you live.”