News & Updates

What is a civic hub?

The 20 grants awarded in the Trust’s June grant cycle all went to “civic hubs.” What exactly are they and what do they do? Civic...
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In the News: Major Funders Bet Big on Rural America and ‘Everyday Democracy’

The Chronicle of Philanthropy puts a spotlight on the Trust's first cohort of grantees. While the work of these local civic hubs may seem like...
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Trust Update: Congratulations 2024 Civic Hub grantees

Congratulations to the Trust for Civic Life’s 2024 Civic Hub grantees! Go to the Civic Life page to learn how these local groups are rallying...
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News Release: The Trust for Civic Life Directs First Investment into Rural Efforts Strengthening Local Civic Life

New philanthropic collaborative's initial $8 million in grants to support on-the-ground community groups in underfunded regions across the U.S. JUNE 17, 2024 | Responding to...
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In the News: In a Divided Nation, an Infrastructure Develops to Build Bridges

The New York Times looks into the "counterweight" to the nation's divisions: a growing number of groups devoted to bridging divides and trying to promote...
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In the Network: New Philanthropic Initiative to Support Local Civic Life

In its June newsletter, Rockefeller Brothers Fund shares the Trust for Civic Life’s plan to invest in the local communities where Americans live, work, and...
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In the News: Grants for Small Towns, Rural Areas Focus on Enhancing Civic Life

The Daily Yonder writes about the Trust for Civic Life’s mission to help communities achieve their goals and build trust among the residents, creating the...
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In the News: A Beginner’s Guide to Closing Divides

The Chronicle's The Commons shares 13 resources for what it calls "a growing philanthropic movement to heal the country’s fractures, strengthen democracy and community bonds,...
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