What and Where We Fund

Rural Community Alliance

Advocates for Community and Rural Education, dba Rural Community Alliance (2021)

Amount: $170,000
End Year: 2023
Little Rock, AR

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

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.

Alabama Forward (2020)

Amount: $120,000
End Year: 2022
Birmingham, AL

Alabama Forward is a coalition of grassroots organizations that aims to enhance the ability of members to shape public narrative, build political power of historically marginalized communities, and break down barriers to civic participation.  This grant provides general operating support. 

Alabama Forward (2022)

Amount: $375,000
End Year: 2024
Birmingham, AL

Alabama Forward is a coalition of grassroots organizations that aims to enhance the ability of members to shape public narrative, build political power of historically marginalized communities, and break down barriers to civic participation. This grant provides general operating support and regranting. 

Appalachia Funders Network

Appalachia Funders Network (2021)

Amount: $60,000
End Year: 2023
Asheville, NC

Appalachia Funders Network seeks to accelerate an equitable Appalachian transition by convening and connecting funders for learning, analysis and collaboration. This grant provides general operating support. 

Appalachian Citizens' Law Center

Appalachian Citizens' Law Center (2021)

Amount: $150,000
End Year: 2023
Whitesburg, KY

The Appalachian Citizens’ Law Center is a nonprofit law firm that fights for justice in the coalfields 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. This grant provides general operating support. 

Appalshop

Appalshop, Inc (2021)

Amount: $150,000
End Year: 2023
Whitesburg, KY

Appalshop’s mission is to enlist the power of art to document, interpret and revitalize the traditions and contemporary creativity of Appalachia; to tell stories the commercial cultural industries don’t, challenging stereotypes with Appalachian visions and voices, to support communities’ efforts to achieve justice and equity; to promote cultural diversity, pluralism and human rights as positive social values, and to participate in regional, national and global movements towards these ends. This grant provides general operating support.

 

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 (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 (2021)

Amount: $275,000
End Year: 2022
Norcross, GA

Asian Americans Advancing Justice-Atlanta is the first and only nonprofit legal advocacy organization dedicated to protecting the civil rights of Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders (AANHPI) in Georgia and the Southeast.  Through our work, we envision a social movement in which communities of color are fully empowered, active in civic life, and working together to promote equity, fair treatment, and self determination for all. This grant provides project and regranting support for fair redistricting work.

Asian Americans Advancing Justice-Atlanta

Asian Americans Advancing Justice-Atlanta (2022)

Amount: $700,000
End Year: 2024
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 support and regranting.   

Athens Land Trust

Athens Land Trust, Inc. (2021)

Amount: $112,500
End Year: 2023
Athens, GA

Athens Land Trust's mission is to improve quality of life for all by preserving, protecting and strengthening the fabric of the community through education and the stewardship of land for purposes of affordable housing, conservation, agriculture and economic development. This grant provides general operating support.

Blueprint NC (2020)

Amount: $600,000
End Year: 2022
Raleigh, NC

Blueprint NC is a partnership of public policy, advocacy and grassroots organizing non-profits 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.

Center for Heirs' Property Preservation (2019)

Amount: $525,000
End Year: 2022
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 and was extended in response to COVID-19.

Center for Rural Strategies

Center for Rural Strategies (2022)

Amount: $160,000
End Year: 2024
Whitesburg, KY

Center for Rural Strategies is a national organization that uses media and communications to frame the public discourse that centers on the voices and stories of rural people and communities. This grant provides general operating and organizational development support.

Center on Budget and Policy Priorities (2019)

Amount: $300,000
End Year: 2022
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 and was extended in response to COVID-19.

Central Appalachian Network (2019)

Amount: $225,000
End Year: 2022
Berea, 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 and was extended in response to COVID-19.

Charleston Area Justice Ministries (CAJM) (2021)

Amount: $20,000
End Year: 2022
North Charleston, SC

The Charleston Area Justice Ministry (CAJM), is a growing network of faith-based congregations who are culturally, economically, geographically and religiously diverse who come together to make the Charleston area a more just place to live, work, and do business. This grant provides general operating support.

Coalfield Development Corporation

Coalfield Development Corporation (2021)

Amount: $210,000
End Year: 2023
Wayne, WV

The mission of Coalfield Development Corporation is to support a family of social enterprises that inspire the courage to grow, the creativity to transform perceived liabilities into assets, and the community needed to cultivate real opportunity in Appalachia through mentorship, education and employment. This grant provides general operating support and funding for data research.