Program for the Rural Carolinas was a five-year, $10.6 million rural development project in North Carolina and South Carolina, funded by The Duke Endowment during 2002-2007.

The program supported seven communities in large-scale collaborative projects to spur economic and community revitalization.

MDC designed and served as  managing partner for the project, in cooperation with  senior staff of The Endowment. We  supported 13 of The Endowment's eligible grantees in smaller-scale projects to promote economic opportunity in their communities, providing them with technical assistance, coaching, and skills and knowledge development opportunities. 

Related Report

Strengthening the Rural Carolinas: A Conceptual Framework for the Program for the Rural Carolinas

Go Deeper

For more information on the Program for the Rural Carolinas, contact Richard E. Hart.