West Sacramento, Calif. — A $20,000 Charles Schwab Bank grant to Rural Community Assistance Corporation (RCAC) will support its work to revitalize and stabilize low-income communities in rural Nevada.
The Charles Schwab Bank grant will help RCAC work in rural areas that face unemployment, poverty and housing insecurity; increase rural housing opportunities by diversifying local nonprofit services; and strengthen the skills of organizations that provide Indigenous and rural communities with infrastructure, housing and other essential services. The funds will also support services to underserved entrepreneurs and small businesses in Nevada’s rural communities.
“We’re grateful for Charles Schwab’s continued support for our work in Nevada,” said Suzanne Anarde, RCAC Chief Executive Officer. “This grant ensures that Nevada’s rural communities have the resources they need for an equitable and sustainable recovery, especially given the pandemic’s disproportionate impact on these communities.”
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. To learn more about RCAC, visit http://www.rcac.org
Julia Helmreich, Director
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