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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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. 

Black Voters Matter

Black Voters Matter Capacity Building Institute (2018)

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

Black Voters Matter works to increase power in marginalized, predominantly black communities. BVM believes effective voting allows a community to determine its own destiny. This grant provides general operating support.

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.

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. 

Call to Action for Racial Equity

Call to Action for Racial Equity (2018)

Amount: $15,000
End Year: 2019
Charleston, WV

Call to Action for Racial Equality (CARE) is a statewide racial equity organization geared toward dismantling oppressive structures and institutional racism plaguing black and brown communities across West Virginia. CARE builds power through community organizing, training and education, youth leadership development and policy change. This grant provides general operating 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.