In 2020, CRC adapted to ensure rural nonprofits had reliable and streamlined access to information on funding, training, and resources to help their organizations and communities weather the storm.

CRC held a Virtual Rural Leadership Convening in April with 22 rural partners who identified key needs and themes that shaped our response efforts. Our rural leaders contributed to programming design and centered the need for conversations on fund development, collaboration, and equity. CRC worked to ensure that addressing systemic racism in our communities was thoughtfully addressed throughout the programming.

The resulting rural response programming took form as the
Rural Action Network (RAN).