What and Where We Fund

Rural Community Alliance

Advocates for Community and Rural Education dba Rural Community Alliance (2018)

Amount: $150,000
End Year: 2020
Little Rock, AR

The mission of the Rural Community Alliance is to empower people in low-wealth rural communities in Arkansas to effect change by creating opportunities in education, community and economic development, and youth empowerment to improve the quality of life and place. This grant provides general operating support. 

Alabama Arise (2019)

Amount: $260,000
End Year: 2021
Montgomery, AL

Alabama Arise is a nonprofit, nonpartisan coalition of congregations, organizations, and individuals who promote state policies to improve the lives of people suffering because of poverty. Through policy analysis, advocacy and organizing, Arise provides a structure in which Alabamians can engage in public debates to promote the common good. This grant provides general operating support. 

Anderson Interfaith Ministries (2019)

Amount: $125,000
End Year: 2020
Anderson, SC

AIM’s mission is to connect people with support resources and education so they can empower themselves to become self-sufficient. AIM serves low-to-moderate income people in Anderson, Oconee, Pickens, and Greenville counties. This grant provides project support for the Woman and Children Succeeding program. 

Appalachia Funders Network

Appalachia Funders Network (2019)

Amount: $15,000
End Year: 2020
Asheville, NC

Appalachia Funders Network of regional and national funders who make investments towards a just transition in Central Appalachia.  This grant provides project support.

Appalachia Funders Network

Appalachia Funders Network (2018)

Amount: $60,000
End Year: 2020
Asheville, NC

The purpose of the Appalachia Funders Network (AFN) is to align national, regional, and local funders toward a common vision to accelerate an equitable Appalachian transition.

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Appalachian Citizens’ Law Center (2019)

Amount: $15,000
End Year: 2020
Whitesburg, KY

Appalachian Citizens' Law Center (ACLC) is a nonprofit law center that fights for justice in the coalfields by representing coal miners and their families on issues of black lung and mine safety, works with grassroots groups and individuals to protect the land and people from the legacy costs of extractive industries, and advocating for transparency and community-based decision-making as the economy of Central Appalachia undergoes profound changes. This grant provides general operating support.

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Appalachian Citizens’ Law Center (2018)

Amount: $150,000
End Year: 2020
Whitesburg, KY

The Appalachian Citizens’ Law Center is a non-profit law firm that fights for justice in the central Appalachian coalfields by representing citizens and communities adversely affected by the mining industry and by working to build community and legislative support for Appalachian transition. The organization handles individual cases and engages in strategic litigation, policy work and research in the areas of federal black lung benefits, environmental protection, mine safety, sustainable energy and the restoration economy. This grant provides general operating support.

Appalachian Voices

Appalachian Voices (2019)

Amount: $150,000
End Year: 2021
Boone, NC

Appalachian Voices protects the land, air, water, and communities of Appalachia by fostering healthy communities and promoting more diverse and sustainable local economies. This grant provides project support for the New Economy Program in Southwest Virginia.

Appalshop

Appalshop, Inc. (2019)

Amount: $50,000
End Year: 2020
Whitesburg, KY

Central Appalachian Network develops and deploys economic strategies that build wealth in local communities, conserve natural and cultural resources, and empower marginalized communities. This grant provides general operating support.

Arkansas Public Policy Panel

Arkansas Public Policy Panel (2019)

Amount: $375,000
End Year: 2021
Little Rock, AR

Arkansas Public Policy Panel is a statewide organization dedicated to achieving social and economic justice by organizing citizen groups around the state, educating and supporting them to be more effective and powerful, and linking them with one another in coalitions and networks. The Panel seeks to bring balance to the public policy process in Arkansas. This grant provides general operating support. 

Asian Americans Advancing Justice-Atlanta

Asian Americans Advancing Justice-Atlanta (2019)

Amount: $15,000
End Year: 2020
Norcross, GA

Asian Americans Advancing Justice is dedicated to the civil rights of Asian American, Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders in Georgia and the Southeast. The organization works in four major program areas: public policy; legal education and support; civic engagement; and leadership development to defend democracy and protect the rights of all underserved communities.

Athens Land Trust

Athens Land Trust, Inc. (2018)

Amount: $150,000
End Year: 2020
Athens, GA

Athens Land Trust (ALT) conserves, empowers and sustains communities through responsible and visionary land use. ALT is one of only a few organizations in the country that is both a community land trust providing affordable housing solutions and a conservation land trust, protecting natural resources. This grant provides general operating support. 

Black Belt Community Foundation

Black Belt Community Foundation (2018)

Amount: $200,000
End Year: 2020
Selma, AL

The Black Belt Community Foundation forges a collective stream of giving from the community and other resources so the people of the Black Belt, can enhance our continuing efforts to lift ourselves by taking what we have to make what we need. We believe that every member of our community has a vested interest in seeing our vision - a transformed Black Belt, where all of our residents contribute to healthy communities and productive regional economy and reap the benefits of our shared gifts-realized. This grant provides general operating, capacity building, and regranting support. 

Blueprint NC (2018)

Amount: $300,000
End Year: 2020
Raleigh, NC

Blueprint NC is a partnership of public policy, advocacy and grassroots organizing nonprofits dedicated to achieving a better, fairer, healthier North Carolina through the development of an integrated communications and civic engagement strategy. This grant provides general operating and regranting support. 

Blueprint NC (2019)

Amount: $350,000
End Year: 2021
Raleigh, NC

Blueprint NC is a partnership of public policy, advocacy and grassroots organizing nonprofits dedicated to achieving a better, fairer, healthier North Carolina through the development of an integrated communications and civic engagement strategy. This grant provides general operating support and regranting funds.

Blueprint NC (2018)

Amount: $325,000
End Year: 2020
Raleigh, NC

Blueprint NC is a partnership of public policy, advocacy and grassroots organizing nonprofits dedicated to achieving a better, fairer, healthier North Carolina through the development of an integrated communications and civic engagement strategy.

Center for Heirs' Property Preservation (2019)

Amount: $350,000
End Year: 2021
Charleston, SC

The Center for Heirs’ Property Preservation’s mission is to protect heirs’ property and promote the sustainable use of land to provide increased economic benefit to historically underserved families to build wealth through education, legal services and forestry technical assistance. These services help low-income landowners protect, build and maintain their land, which ultimately helps them improve their economic conditions and transform their communities. This grant provides general operating support. 

Center for Rural Strategies

Center for Rural Strategies (2019)

Amount: $15,000
End Year: 2020
Whitesburg, KY

The Center for Rural Strategies seeks to improve economic and social conditions for communities in the countryside and around the world through the creative and innovative use of media and communications. This grant provides general operating support.

Center for Rural Strategies

Center for Rural Strategies (2018)

Amount: $200,000
End Year: 2020
Whitesburg, KY

The Center for Rural Strategies seeks to improve economic and social conditions for communities in the countryside and around the world through the creative and innovative use of media and communications. This grant provides general operating support. 

Center on Budget and Policy Priorities (2019)

Amount: $200,000
End Year: 2021
Washington, DC

The Center on Budget and Policy Priorities (CBPP) is committed to increasing economic opportunity across the country, especially for low-and-moderate income individuals.  The Center’s state fiscal work leverages expertise in state budget and tax policy, strategic communications, and partnerships with state allies – particularly the State Priorities Partnership – to create modern, equitable, and sustainable revenue streams needed to fund investments that grow economies, expand opportunity and extend economic security. This grant is in support of budget and tax centers in Southern states.