Tom Brandeberry, retiring from the State, formed Rural Community Development Corporation of California (RCDCC) in 2017 to help rural communities, especially those considered disadvantaged and beleaguered to fill the gap in capacity. In 2020, Tom, with the help of a new board moved to change RCDCC from a statewide nonprofit to the local Guadalupe nonprofit. In August 2020, the RCDCC Board voted to change the nonprofit’s name, territory and mission to reflect its new direction.
We at RCDCC believed that with training, direction (planning) and support, California’s rural communities can be more self-reliant, and create sustainable livable communities that gain not lose populations. Los Amigos de Guadalupe believes the same for the Guadalupe community.