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Ford Institute Leadership Program
In 2003, The Ford Family Foundation initiated the Ford Institute Leadership Program (FILP), a comprehensive training program designed to increase the vitality of rural communities in Oregon and Siskiyou County, California. The core strategy was training to increase: the leadership skills of individuals from rural communities, the effectiveness of community organizations, and the degree of collaboration to benefit rural communities. From 2003 to 2008, over 2,000 individuals from 50 communities have participated in the Leadership Program.