Membership in TFH’s Rural Development Coalition with regional support can impact your organization and community for good!

Membership provides:

  • Connection with a national and regional network of rural organizations for the purpose of sharing best practice and collaboration.
  • Regular communication regarding TFH events, opportunities and resources.
  • Official recognition as a member of the TFH Rural Development Coalition.
  • Capacity-building trainings and webinars for non-profit staff, board members, and volunteers.
  • Support from TFH’s regional Vice President and national staff.
  • Opportunities to apply for TFH grants and notification of local, statewide and national grant opportunities as received.
  • Discounted access to a regional TFH meeting.
  • Discounted access to the national TFH Rural Development meeting.

Coalition members are asked to:

  • Display TFH’s logo on digital media in recognition of official partnership with TFH.
  • Promote membership in the TFH Rural Development Coalition as well as organizational events through organizational communication platforms (social media, e-newsletter, print newsletter, etc.).
  • Commit to an asset-based community development model.
  • Contribute to Together for Hope (suggested - $120 annually).
  • Participate in TFH Black Belt capacity-building opportunities and attend the annual Black Belt Rural Development Summit.
  • Support other regional coalition members through collaboration and sharing of best practice as able.

To learn more about becoming a member of the Together for Hope Rural Development Coalition, fill out the following form and a member of our staff will contact you.

    Together for Hope Appalachia

    Keith Stillwell, VP of TFH Appalachia

    Coalition Partners

    Bridges for Hope Bluefield (VA-WV):
    Tazwell KY, McDowell WV

    Olive Branch Ministries
    Scarlette Jasper:
    McCreary, Whitley, Knox, KY, and Scott, TN

    CBFKY and Scarlette Jasper
    Extreme Build:
    McCreary County, KY

    Emma Quire Mission Center:
    Ministry of First Baptist Church, Frankfort
    Owsley, KY

    Appalachian Immersion Experience:
    First Baptist Church Middlesboro
    Cooperative Christian Ministries
    Bell, KY

    FBC Corbin, Community Missions:
    Food Pantry, White Flag Ministry
    Whitley and Knox, KY

    FBC Williamsburg, Food Pantry:
    Whitley, KY

    Strategic Regional Partnerships

    Appalachia Service Project (ASP):

    Joe Bowen, Powell County

    Together for Hope Delta

    L. Nicole Stringfellow, VP of TFH Delta

    Coalition Partners

    Delta Hands For Hope
    Chiquikta Fountain
    Bolivar County MS

    Seeds of Empowerment
    Candrese Jones
    Bolivar County MS

    Little Humble Hearts Christian Academy
    Okema White
    Sunflower County MS

    Fair Family Foundation
    Shilaurence Fair
    Coahoma County MS

    Caring Hands Food Pantry
    Calvin White
    Leflore County MS

    Together for Hope Arkansas
    Janee Tisby
    Phillips County AR

    Together for Hope Louisiana
    East Carrol Parish LA

    New Work

    Belzoni, MS in Humphreys County
    Sidon, MS in Leflore County

    Strategic Regional Partnerships

    American Heart Association (Statewide Grant to increase SNAP benefits: Aug. 2020-Jan. 2022)
    Kathryn Rhener-Sullivan
    All 42 Counties of Persistent Rural Poverty in MS

    National Baptist Churches of America, Inc.
    Sam Tolbert
    All overlapping counties and parishes in MS and LA

    Hope Credit Union
    Dee Jones
    Currently Sunflower County MS, Bolivar County MS, Leflore County MS

    Together for Hope Black Belt

    Rachel Gunter Shapard, VP of TFH Black Belt

    Coalition Partners

    Eastern North Carolina Poverty Network
    LaCount and Anna Anderson:
    Edgecombe & Nash Counties, NC

    Healthy Sumter:
    Marcus Johnson, Director of Patient Experience & Community Relations, Phoebe Health Sumter
    Sumter County, GA

    Sowing Seeds of Hope:
    Frances Ford, Executive Director
    Perry County, AL

    Emma’s Helping Hand House:
    Lottie & Frank Lewis,
    in partnership with First Baptist Church Allendale, SC & CBF South Carolina
    Allendale County, SC

    A Better Way Grocers:
    Tiffany Terrell, Co-Founder
    Calhoun, Dougherty, Early, Mitchell and Sumter Counties, GA

    Fuller Center for Housing:
    Stacey Odom-Driggers, Vice President of U.S. Programs
    National Partner operating in many counties throughout the Black Belt

    Hardee Habitat for Humanity:
    Leslie Long, Executive Director
    Hardee County, FL

    SOWEGA Rising:
    Sherrell Byrd, Co-Founder & Co-Chair
    Dougherty, Sumter, Mitchell, Baker, Grady, Decatur, Seminole, Terrell, Worth, Crisp, Colquitt, Early, Randolph, Clay Counties, GA

    Southeastern Housing and Community Development:
    Beth Overton, Deputy Director
    Barnwell, Bamberg, Hampton, Allendale & Jasper Counties, SC

    Pastors for Florida Children:

    Strategic Regional Partnerships

    11th Episcopal District of the AME Church (FL):
    Rev. James T. Golden, Social Action Committee Chairperson

    Synod of South Atlantic (FL, GA, SC):
    Rev. Joyce Lieberman, Executive/Stated Clerk

    Cultivate Abundance (Collier County, FL):
    Agriculture & Food Security Field Site & Consulting
    Rick & Ellen Burnette, Co-founders

    Judson College:
    Amy Faye Butler
    Perry County, AL

    Metanoia (North Charleston, SC):
    Asset-Based Community Development Field Site & Consulting
    Bill Stanfield, CEO

    Together for Hope Rio Grande Valley/Native Lands

    Coalition Partners

    Jorge Zapata
    Hidalgo County TX

    Mark Buhlig
    Maverick County TX

    Presidio County TX

    Selah Navajo Ministries
    Greg Long
    Navajo Nation

    Mike Lassiter
    Cheyenne River Reservation
    Bridger, SD