Kathleen Marks

Associate Director, Resourceful Communities


Kathleen MarksKathleen engages economically-distressed but resource-rich rural communities.  She leads two initiatives that help communities increase opportunities to get active outdoors, improve access to healthy foods, and utilize faith resources (land, kitchens, volunteers) to address root causes of hunger. Kathleen administers a small grant program that’s awarded more than $4 million. She is responsible for program development, joint fundraising and evaluation. Kathleen has developed a broad understanding of challenges facing rural areas and believes our natural resources provide infrastructure for vital, healthy communities.

Kathleen holds a B.A. in English from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and has worked as an educator, landscaper and environmental hazard clean-up crew member.

Contact: kmarks@conservationfund.org   Phone: 919-951-0111   Office: Resourceful Communities Headquarters (NC)

Projects

Faith and Food

Faith and Food

In partnership with The Duke Endowment, Resourceful Communities provides rural churches with training to strengthen skills, small grants to...
Blue Ridge Women in Agriculture

Blue Ridge Women in Agriculture

Women are the fastest growing segment of farmers in the country, and in rural western North Carolina, women farmers...
Trees NC

Trees NC

When Trees NC founder Owen George relocated from California back to his hometown of Asheboro, North Carolina, he was troubled by...
2016 On Track with Healthy Foods Grant Program

2016 On Track with Healthy Foods Grant Program

The Conservation Fund and CSX are proud to partner to support community projects that increase access to local, fresh...
Reclaiming the Coharie River

Reclaiming the Coharie River

The Coharie River has long served as the lifeblood of the Coharie tribal community and its ancestors. The river...
Roanoke River Partners

Roanoke River Partners

Celebrating Ecotourism and Regional Heritage Roanoke River Partners is a nonprofit dedicated to preserving and promoting the natural, cultural and...
Conetoe Family Life Center

Conetoe Family Life Center

Conetoe, a small town of just 287 people, is located in rural northeastern North Carolina, in a county that...
Transplanting Traditions Community Farm

Transplanting Traditions Community Farm

Refugees face many hardships when starting over in a new country—adapting to a new language and culture, building a...
Healthy Eating, Active Living

Healthy Eating, Active Living

Despite abundant natural resources, many people in North Carolina lack access to fresh food and opportunities to pursue an...