Allen Smart

Allen Smart is Project Director of Rural Philanthropic Analysis at Campbell University. He has spent over 25 years as a grantmaker with the City of Santa Monica, California, the Rapides Foundation in Louisiana and the Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust in North Carolina. He is a frequent contributor to writings on philanthropic strategy and consults with foundations around the country on rural issues. Allen is very active in national funder groups, as well as being one of the founders of the annual White House public/private rural partnership meeting.

Much more than money: the impact of small rural foundations

Quite frequently, it’s the rural funders with modest financial means that make the biggest on-the-ground impact.