$24 billion/year earned by working families living in rural communities

Communities like De Witt, Arkansas are a model for how organizations like community foundations can advance community economic development. Photo: WealthWorks Initiative Partners and Kertis Creative

A Solid Foundation for Rural Communities

Helping families get ahead takes investment. And not just financial investment, but investment of time, energy, relationships and know-how. In rural communities with limited resources, it can be a challenge to find the financial, intellectual, political and social capital to support hardworking families in their efforts to not only get by but truly get ahead. … [Read More...]

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Percent of Tax Returns Claiming EITC

Tax returns from rural counties are slightly more likely to claim EITC. Of all returns filed in 2012, 22% of returns from rural counties claim the … [Read More...]

Rural EITC Claims by State

Families living in rural and mixed-rural counties claim $24 billion in Earned Income Tax Credits annually*. In total, 6.1 million families (about … [Read More...]

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