What and Where We Fund

Access to Capital for Entrepreneurs (2017)

Amount: $125,000
End Year: 2018
Cleveland, GA

The mission of Access to Capital for Entrepreneurs, Inc. is to provide community economic development to underserved people and communities. ACE is a nonprofit organization that provides loans and business development resources to help its borrowers create and grow sustainable businesses which generate jobs. This grant provides general operating support. 

Alabama Possible (2017)

Amount: $87,500
End Year: 2018
Birmingham, AL

Alabama Possible is a statewide nonprofit organization that works to remove barriers to prosperity through advocacy, education and collaboration. Our research-driven work is designed to broaden relationships and enhance capacity building, with a focus on addressing systemic poverty. This grant provides general operating support.

Alliance for Appalachia (2017)

Amount: $35,000
End Year: 2018
Arnett, WV

The Alliance for Appalachia is a regional coalition with a mission of ending a devastating form of coal mining called mountaintop removal, putting a halt to destructive coal technologies, and supporting a sustainable, just Appalachia. This grant provides general operating support. 

Anderson Interfaith Ministries (2017)

Amount: $175,000
End Year: 2019
Anderson, SC

AIM's mission is connecting people with support, resources and education so they can empower themselves to become self-sufficient. This grant supports the Women and Children Succeeding program.

Appalachia Funders Network

Appalachia Funders Network (2016)

Amount: $40,000
End Year: 2018
Asheville, NC

The purpose of the Appalachia Funders Network is to align national, regional and local funders toward a common vision to accelerate an equitable Appalachian transition. This grant supports general operations.

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Appalachian Citizens’ Law Center (2016)

Amount: $150,000
End Year: 2018
Whitesburg, KY

The Appalachian Citizens' Law Center is a nonprofit law firm that fights for justice in the coalfields of central Appalachia by representing coal miners and their families on issues of black lung and mine safety and by working with grassroots groups and individuals to protect the land and people from misuse and degradation caused by extractive industries. The Center handles individual cases and engages in strategic litigation and policy work in the areas of mine safety and health, environmental protection, sustainable energy, and economic transition. This grant supports general operations.

Appalachian Voices

Appalachian Voices, Inc. (2017)

Amount: $50,000
End Year: 2018
Boone, NC

Appalachian Voices was founded in 1997 to protect the land, air, water and communities of Central and Southern Appalachia. We are committed to fostering healthy communities and promoting more diverse and sustainable local economies. In the pursuit of our positive vision for Appalachia’s future, we build successful grassroots campaigns that are informed and complemented by our technical and policy expertise to empower residents of mostly rural communities in five states—Virginia, North Carolina, Kentucky, Tennessee and West Virginia—to ensure that local voices are heard by influential stakeholders and decision-makers at every level of government. This grant supports the New Economy for Southwest Virginia project.

Arise Citizens' Policy Project (2017)

Amount: $260,000
End Year: 2019
Montgomery, AL

Arise Citizens' Policy Project is a statewide coalition of 150 congregations and organizations that promotes fairer state policies toward low-income Alabamians. Member groups mobilize their human resources in support of policies that would improve the quality of life for low-income people throughout the state. This grant provides general operating support. 

Arkansas Advocates for Children and Families (2016)

Amount: $150,000
End Year: 2018
Little Rock, AR

The mission of Arkansas Advocates for Children and Families is to ensure that all children and their families have the resources and opportunities to lead healthy and productive lives and to realize their full potential. This grant supports general operations.

Arkansas Public Policy Panel

Arkansas Public Policy Panel (2017)

Amount: $250,000
End Year: 2019
Little Rock, AR

The 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. This grant provides general operating support.

Athens Land Trust

Athens Land Trust, Inc. (2017)

Amount: $50,000
End Year: 2018
Athens, GA

Athens Land Trust conserves, empowers and sustains communities through responsible and visionary land use. This grant supports organizational development. 

Blueprint NC (2016)

Amount: $200,000
End Year: 2018
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 supports general operations.

Blueprint NC (2017)

Amount: $15,000
End Year: 2018
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.

Blueprint NC (2017)

Amount: $75,000
End Year: 2018
Raleigh, NC

Blueprint NC’s goal is to create a more equitable, safer, healthier North Carolina by building capacity for and supporting strategic, collaborative work among socially responsible 501c3 nonprofits doing civic engagement and issue/policy advocacy. Blueprint focuses on strengthening collective voter engagement and base-building, executing a shared messaging strategy that mobilizes the public for a responsive democracy and enhancing our partners’ abilities to work together for progressive policies. This grant provides project support. 

Center for Heirs' Property Preservation (2017)

Amount: $350,000
End Year: 2019
Charleston, SC

The Center for Heirs’ Property protects heirs’ property and promotes the sustainable use of land to increase economic benefit to low-wealth families through education, legal service and forestry technical assistance. This grant provides general operating support.

Center for Rural Strategies

Center for Rural Strategies (2017)

Amount: $75,000
End Year: 2018
Whitesburg, KY

The Center for Rural Strategies’ mission is to create better opportunities for small towns and rural communities by building coalitions, developing partnerships, leading public information campaigns and advancing strategies that strengthen connections between rural and urban places. Rural Strategies works with rural advocates, service providers, coalitions and other groups working to create change for low-income rural communities. Rural Strategies works nationally, with emphasis on Central Appalachia based on its origins in the region and its deep connections to Appalachian social-justice organizations. This grant provides general operating support. 

Center on Budget and Policy Priorities (2017)

Amount: $150,000
End Year: 2019
Washington, DC

The Center on Budget and Policy Priorities 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 budget and tax policy, strategic communications and partnerships with 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. 

Central Appalachian Network (2017)

Amount: $225,000
End Year: 2019
Berea, KY

The Central Appalachian Network works with individuals, community leaders, businesses, policy makers, nonprofit organizations and others to develop and deploy new economic strategies that create wealth and reduce poverty while restoring and conserving the environment. This grant provides general operating support.

 

Coalfield Development Corporation

Coalfield Development Corporation (2016)

Amount: $200,000
End Year: 2018
Wayne, WV

Coalfield Development Corporation’s mission is to develop the low-wealth place and people of southern West Virginia toward their full potential, power and purpose. This grant supports general operations.

Community Farm Alliance

Community Farm Alliance, Inc. (2017)

Amount: $150,000
End Year: 2019
Berea, KY

Community Farm Alliance is a grassroots membership organization open to anyone regardless of age, gender, race, ethnicity or income who supports CFA's mission: working to organize and encourage cooperation among rural and urban citizens through leadership development and grassroots democratic processes to ensure an essential, prosperous place for family-scale agriculture in economies and communities. This grant provides general operating support.