- Area(s) of Focus: Community Health & Civic Life, Economy
- Key Indicator(s): Group Membership (% of adults 18 and over involved in social, civic, sports, and religious groups), Poverty (% of population below poverty line)
- State(s): Nebraska
Established in 1973 in an old store front in a Northeast Nebraska town of 1,000, the Center for Rural Affairs has grown to a national organization with 30,000 supporters across the country. They remain rooted in agriculture and rural communities to this day. Their staff live in rural communities of less than 5,000 or the countryside surrounding them. They have evolved into one of the nationâ€™s leading rural organizations, known for our pioneering work to rebuild rural America and reform federal policy.