This brief describes how a community foundation was started to address the needs of the working poor in rural Florida. Key to providing finanical education and money management services to struggling families, the P-3 Community Foundation established strong community partnerships.

December 1, 2006

In This Report, You’ll Learn

  1. 1

    An overview of the Casey Foundation’s Rural Family Economic Success approach (RuFES).

  2. 2

    A look at how the Campaign for Working Families came to be.

  3. 3

    Why community partners are needed to implement a broadly-based campaign to help the working poor.

  4. 4

    How to start a rural community foundation.

  1. 5

    How to provide financial education to low-income rural families.

  2. 6

    How to develop an Earned Income Tax Credit campaign and Individual Development Accounts to benefit low-income rural families.

  3. 7

    How to set up Volunteer Income Tax Assistance sites in low-income areas and racially-mixed neighborhoods.

Key Takeaway

Economic Success for Rural Families

The P-3 Community Foundation – which integrates the Casey Foundation’s Rural Family Economic Success (RuFES) framework – is helping low-income, rural families in three Florida counties achieve self-sufficiency through financial education and money management services.

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