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. 

Partnership for Southern Equity

AEO Democratizing Rural Electric Cooperatives Working Group (2018)

Amount: $65,000
End Year: 2019
Atlanta, GA

The mission of the Democratizing Rural Electric Cooperatives (REC) Working Group of the Advancing Equity and Opportunity Collaborative is to engage, educate and activate members of electric cooperatives, providing them with the information, tools and support necessary to advocate on their own behalf for co-op democratization and reform, and/or greater investment in clean energy opportunities. This grant provides project and re-granting support for the Rural Electric Cooperatives (REC) Working Group.

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. 

Alliance for Appalachia (2018)

Amount: $35,000
End Year: 2019
Arnett, WV

The Alliance for Appalachia is a regional coalition of grassroots organizations with the goals of ending mountaintop removal coal mining, putting a halt to destructive coal technologies, and creating 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.

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 (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.

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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.

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.

Appalachian Voices

Appalachian Voices, Inc. (2018)

Amount: $75,000
End Year: 2019
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 supports the New Economy for Southwest Virginia project.

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.

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 Community Foundation

Arkansas Community Foundation (2018)

Amount: $15,000
End Year: 2019
Little Rock, AR

Arkansas Community Foundation's mission is to create a strong, collaborative philanthropic sector that builds an inclusive Arkansas where everyone thrives. This grant provides general operating support.

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.

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 (2018)

Amount: $100,000
End Year: 2019
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. This grant provides general operating and capacity building support.

Asian Americans Advancing Justice-Atlanta

Asian Americans Advancing Justice-Atlanta (2018)

Amount: $15,000
End Year: 2019
Norcross, GA

Asian Americans Advancing Justice–Atlanta’s mission is to protect and promote the civil rights of Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders in Georgia and the Southeast through policy advocacy, legal services, civic engagement and leadership development. Its vision is a social movement where individuals are fully empowered, active in civic life and working together to promote equity and fair treatment for all. This grant provides general operating support.

Asian Americans Advancing Justice-Atlanta

Asian Americans Advancing Justice-Atlanta (2018)

Amount: $75,000
End Year: 2019
Norcross, GA

Asian Americans Advancing Justice–Atlanta’s mission is to protect and promote the civil rights of Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders in Georgia and the Southeast through policy advocacy, legal services, civic engagement and leadership development. Our vision is a social movement where individuals are fully empowered, active in civic life and working together to promote equity and fair treatment for all.