West Sacramento, California — Rural Community Assistance Corporation received a $250,000 grant from the California Wellness Foundation. The three-year grant will strengthen RCAC’s internal infrastructure and support its work to improve the health of rural and Tribal communities in California through increased access to safe drinking water. In particular, the grant will fund new data collection systems and processes to measure RCAC program impact.
RCAC Chief Executive Officer Suzanne Anarde praised the news saying, “We continue to develop new strategies to strengthen and elevate our infrastructure. California Wellness Foundation funding provides the opportunity to transform and optimize our systems at this critical stage in RCAC’s work, so we may continue to serve rural communities in California.”
Founded in 1978, RCAC provides training, technical and financial resources and advocacy so rural communities can achieve their goals and visions. RCAC serves rural communities in 13 western states and western Pacific islands. Services are available to communities with populations of fewer than 50,000, other nonprofit groups, Tribal organizations, farmworkers, colonias and other specific populations. RCAC staff provides direct services in program areas including affordable housing, environmental services, economic development and lending.
Julia Helmreich, Director
Communications, Development & Events
(916) 447-9832 ext. 1004