TRF’s local rural advisors are our on-the-ground experts. They know their communities and challenges better than anyone, and they guide our agenda and approach at every turn.
TRF also maintains relationships with statewide trade associations that have strong rural connections, such as the Texas Economic Development Council, Texas Association of Regional Councils, Association of Rural Communities in Texas, Texas Organization for Rural and Community Hospitals and many others.
Texas Rural Funders (TRF) has established an essential and critical philanthropic approach to a better Texas with an emphasis on rural life. It is amazing to see the amount of work this group has accomplished. As part of the Rural Advisory Group, we feel confident the TRF will lead a charge to bring ideas and encouragement to others in all areas of Texas.
Nancy C. Windham
President & CEO
Texas Forest County Partnership
To me, Texas Rural Funders represents the promise of incredible possibilities for rural Texas. Never before has such an amazing, committed group of funders come together to not only envision the success of rural Texas, but also to do what it takes to make it happen. TRF was intentional in seeking input from so many rural practitioners to develop, communicate and execute its vision, and I’m thankful to have the opportunities to share ideas and input along the way – what an incredible journey and process! Rural Texas is a place of enormous significance. I’m grateful for TRF and excited for the future of rural Texas.
Texas Organization of Rural and Community Hospitals (TORCH)
Texas Rural Funders is a staunch advocate for those of us living and serving in rural communities. They listen, help us gain traction, and create opportunities and solutions for those whose voices need to be heard.
Community Resource Centers of Texas (CRCTX)
Texas Rural Funders is the perfect platform to place rural front and center for the first time in a long time! I am thankful for the organizers and funders and look forward to the opportunity to make rural Texas a pathway to prosperity for Texas again!
Dr. Kim Alexander
The engaging presence of Texas Rural Funders is centered on a connected, healthy, educated, and economically strong future for rural Texas. We are grateful for their voice, their support, leadership and care for the people and places we serve!
Dr. Craig Rotter
Texas Rural Leadership Program, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service
TRF is an effective group that recognizes and works together to provide necessary resources needed by rural communities all across Texas.
Field Representative – Region 8
Texas Dept of Agriculture
Texas Rural Funders brings attention to the voices and needs as well as the unique beauty and assets of our rural communities and provides vital connections and access to information. TRF has been a tremendous resource and support system for the work of our region and state. This work and these relationships have been invaluable in so many ways.
Director, R2O HP & Access 2 Success West Texas, AmeriCorpos, West Texas A&M University
Texas Rural Funders has been a breath of fresh air in bringing statewide recognition to the importance of rural to the overall health and economic success of our state. The Texas Midwest Community Network, along with other regional organizations representing rural practitioners, appreciates the opportunity to work with TRF in honoring, preserving and strengthening rural life and providing a platform to champion the benefits of the rural lifestyle.
Texas Midwest Community Network