Regards to Rural 2015

Save the date to join us in beautiful central Oregon to renew your energy, share practices, and spark innovative ideas for strengthening your rural community.

WealthWorks Northwest

WealthWorks improves rural livelihoods with an innovative approach to economic development that creates lasting wealth in rural communities.

Combined Federal Campaign

RDI is a proud participant in the Combined Federal Campaign.

Latest News


Illinois Valley Ford Institute Leadership Program's cohort 3 plans a nine-hole community disc golf park at Illinois River Forks State Park.


Several new Little Free Libraries have been installed in Talent and Phoenix, Oregon, as a project of Talent/Phoenix Ford Institute Leadership Program cohort 3.


From the Tupelo Model to conflict styles, participants of the Wild Rivers Coast North Ford Institute Leadership Program met in Port Orford over the weekend for session 2 of the program.

Let Us Help Your Community

Watch our video to discover how RDI builds leadership networks and communities, helping people realize the potential for success and vitality where they live. 

Our Projects

Pasos al Éxito provides financial and entrepreneurial skills and resources to rural Latinos. A two-year microenterprise development program, Pasos al Éxito builds the entrepreneurial capacity of rural Latino community participants in three ways: training in basic personal and business finance,... Learn more

The Ford Institute Leadership Program serves rural communities in Oregon and Siskiyou County, California, through a five-year series of training programs based on the belief that vital rural communities develop from a broad base of knowledgeable, skilled, and motivated leaders, a diversity of... Learn more