ResourcefulCommunities

People, Places, Opportunities

By the Numbers:
Resourceful Communities has awarded more than $3.1 million in small grants, supporting more than 1,000 jobs and a $12 to $1 return on investments in community solutions.

Our triple bottom line network engages more than 500 community and resource partners, creating environmental, economic and social justice benefits for communities that need it most.
Many of America's most important natural areas are frequently home to our most economically and socially distressed communities.  Resourceful Communities creates opportunities that preserve the rural landscape, lift people out of poverty and celebrate our partner communities’ unique cultures.  Working with a network of 500 grassroots and community organizations, we take a balanced 'triple bottom-line' approach that generates economic, environmental and social justice benefits.  Our effective combination of direct support, skills building and connections to resources nurtures real change where it’s needed the most.  By bringing together communities and conservation, people and places, we have created or retained over 1,000 jobs, and advanced a $12 to $1 return on investments in community solutions.

Featured Projects

Clay County Community Revitalization Association

Clay County Community Revitalization Association

Nestled in the Nantahala National Forest and the Hiwasee River Valley, the town of Hayesville in Clay County, North...
Food and Farm Initiative

Food and Farm Initiative

Though the region is surrounded by large agricultural lands, half of North Carolina’s “food deserts” are located in the...
Reclaiming the Coharie River

Reclaiming the Coharie River

The Coharie River has long served as the lifeblood of the Coharie tribal community and its ancestors. The river...

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2016 On Track with Healthy Foods Grant Program

2016 On Track with Healthy Foods Grant Program

The Conservation Fund and CSX are proud to partner to support community projects that increase access to local, fresh...
Boone Park West

Boone Park West

Boone Park West will be The Conservation Fund’s third Park With Purpose built in Atlanta, following the successful completion...
Community Forests

Community Forests

A community forest offers the local community value and benefits from the land, access and rights to the forest...
Conetoe Family Life Center

Conetoe Family Life Center

Conetoe, a small town of just 287 people, is located in rural northeastern North Carolina, in a county that...
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