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Tim Richards

Abstract 

As a grant program officer for the Community Foundation of western North Carolina, Tim Richards helps create opportunities for community organizations doing food and farming work, among other types of community development projects. As a goal, he actively seeks out projects to invest in and stresses the importance of financial sustainability and innovation. Also important for successful projects are diverse community collaborations and support. He sees value in strong networks and partnerships for maximum impact in the region.

Here is a link to Tim’s full narrative:¬†Tim Richards¬†

Keywords: Networks, Partnerships, Funding, Food Hub, North Carolina

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