What and Where We Fund

Rural Community Alliance

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

Amount: $225,000
End Year: 2021
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. This grant was extended in response to COVID-19.

Alabama Arise (2019)

Amount: $390,000
End Year: 2022
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 and was extended in response to COVID-19.

Albany Community Together

Albany Community Together, Inc. (2020)

Amount: $15,000
End Year: 2021
Albany, GA

Albany Community Together, Inc. (ACT!) was created in 1997 with the primary mission to create opportunities by helping low-wealth individuals who are not served or underserved by traditional financial institutions to build wealth through small business ownership, and access to capital. ACT’s mission has evolved to building wealth and creating economic opportunities in Georgia by providing affordable access to capital and business support for aspiring entrepreneurs and small business owners. This grant provides general operating support and was in response to COVID-19.

Anderson Interfaith Ministries (2019)

Amount: $250,000
End Year: 2021
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. This grant was extended in response to COVID-19.

Appalachia Funders Network

Appalachia Funders Network (2018)

Amount: $90,000
End Year: 2021
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. This grant was extended in response to COVID-19.

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.

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Appalachian Citizens’ Law Center (2018)

Amount: $225,000
End Year: 2021
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. This grant was extended in response to COVID-19.

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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.

Appalshop

Appalshop, Inc. (2019)

Amount: $100,000
End Year: 2021
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. This grant was extended in response to COVID-19.

Arkansas Impact Philanthropy (2020)

Amount: $15,000
End Year: 2021
Little Rock, AR

We’re stronger when we work together. That’s the idea behind Arkansas Impact Philanthropy (AIP), a team of foundations and businesses who award grant dollars in Arkansas. The Arkansas Community Foundation serves as the “home” of AIP as well as a member of its steering committee. Together, AIP members work toward a more inclusive Arkansas where everyone thrives, looking for key issues member organizations can support together to move Arkansas forward. Since its founding in 2017, AIP has focused on ensuring a fair and accurate count for the Arkansas 2020 census and providing health and educational support for children during the critical early childhood years. This grant provides general operating support and was in response to COVID-19.

Arkansas Public Policy Panel

Arkansas Public Policy Panel (2019)

Amount: $562,500
End Year: 2022
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, and was extended in response to COVID-19.

Arkansas Public Policy Panel

Arkansas Public Policy Panel (2020)

Amount: $300,000
End Year: 2022
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.

Asian Americans Advancing Justice-Atlanta

Asian Americans Advancing Justice-Atlanta (2020)

Amount: $425,000
End Year: 2022
Norcross, GA

Rooted in the dreams of immigrants and inspired by the promise of opportunity, Asian Americans Advancing Justice advocates for an America in which all Americans can benefit equally from, and contribute to, the American dream. Its mission is to advance the civil and human rights for Asian Americans and to build and promote a fair and equitable society for all. This grant provides general operating and regranting support.

Asian Americans Advancing Justice-Atlanta

Asian Americans Advancing Justice-Atlanta (2020)

Amount: $200,000
End Year: 2021
Norcross, GA

Asian Americans Advancing Justice - Atlanta’s mission is to protect and promote the civil, social and economic rights of AAPI (Asian American & Pacific Islander) and AMEMSA (Arab, Middle Eastern, Muslim, South Asian) communities in the Southeast.  To this end, our team runs programs in 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. This grant provides general operating and civic engagement support. 

Asian Americans Advancing Justice-Atlanta

Asian Americans Advancing Justice-Atlanta (2020)

Amount: $15,000
End Year: 2021
Norcross, GA

Asian Americans Advancing Justice - Atlanta’s mission is to protect and promote the civil, social and economic rights of AAPI (Asian American & Pacific Islander) and AMEMSA (Arab, Middle Eastern, Muslim, South Asian) communities in the Southeast.  To this end, our team runs programs in 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. This grant provides general operating support and was in response to COVID-19.

Athens Land Trust

Athens Land Trust, Inc. (2018)

Amount: $225,000
End Year: 2021
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 and was extended in response to COVID-19.

Black Belt Community Foundation

Black Belt Community Foundation (2018)

Amount: $250,000
End Year: 2021
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 and was extended in response to COVID-19.