What we do:

Rural Community Assistance Corporation (RCAC) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that operates in 13 western states and Pacific islands. We serve Indigenous and rural communities through training, technical and financial assistance and advocacy. Our major programs include:

Community Economic Development

Community Resilience and Disaster Planning




Indigenous Communities

Who we are:

We are a diverse group of more than 180 passionate professionals who serve Indigenous and rural communities, bringing our unique thinking, backgrounds, experiences and culture to the organization and our work. RCAC fosters an inclusive, collaborative workplace environment where our colleagues and partners are valued and treated with respect so that the organization and people we serve can excel.

See our Strategic Framework here.
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion is a key strategic direction.

Mission statement

RCAC partners with underserved rural and Indigenous communities to achieve their vision and well being through technical assistance, training, financial resources and advocacy.

Vision statement

Rural and Indigenous communities throughout the West are empowered to be vibrant, healthy and thriving.

Join our team

We work in diverse and low-income communities to increase access to
affordable housing and safe drinking water, promote economic opportunity
and job creation, and provide financing for community and economic
development projects. Join our passionate team and make a difference in
rural communities throughout the West!

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RCAC is the Environmental Finance Center for Alaska, Idaho, Oregon and Washington. There are many challenges in infrastructure maintenance and development. During the next 20 years $600 billion in infrastructure projects will need to be completed to protect public health yet budget constraints are an increasing reality.

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Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

RCAC is committed to building and maintaining a culture of openness and inclusivity. Read more about our Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee.


RCAC is an equal opportunity provider, employer and lender.

Read our Non-Discrimination Statement

  • Invest in & support RCAC

    We welcome donations and grants of any size for operating and program support. Help us meet the ever increasing demand for funds needed to sustain rural communities and small businesses. An investment in RCAC’s Loan Fund is an investment in your community.

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  • California Lenders License

    Licensed by the California Department of Business Oversight — #60DB0 83068

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  • How are we doing?

    Please take a few minutes and complete our customer satisfaction form to let us know how we’re doing. We are here for you.

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