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. 

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. 

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 (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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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.

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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. (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.

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. (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. 

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.