What and Where We Fund

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.

Center for Rural Strategies

Center for Rural Strategies (2017)

Amount: $75,000
End Year: 2018
Whitesburg, KY

The Center for Rural Strategies’ mission is to create better opportunities for small towns and rural communities by building coalitions, developing partnerships, leading public information campaigns and advancing strategies that strengthen connections between rural and urban places. Rural Strategies works with rural advocates, service providers, coalitions and other groups working to create change for low-income rural communities. Rural Strategies works nationally, with emphasis on Central Appalachia based on its origins in the region and its deep connections to Appalachian social-justice organizations. This grant provides general operating support. 

Center on Budget and Policy Priorities (2017)

Amount: $150,000
End Year: 2019
Washington, DC

The Center on Budget and Policy Priorities 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 budget and tax policy, strategic communications and partnerships with 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. 

Central Appalachian Network (2017)

Amount: $225,000
End Year: 2019
Berea, KY

The Central Appalachian Network works with individuals, community leaders, businesses, policy makers, nonprofit organizations and others to develop and deploy new economic strategies that create wealth and reduce poverty while restoring and conserving the environment. This grant provides general operating support.

 

Coalfield Development Corporation

Coalfield Development Corporation (2018)

Amount: $200,000
End Year: 2020
Wayne, WV

The mission of Coalfield Development Corporation (CDC) 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. 

Coalfield Development Corporation

Coalfield Development Corporation (2016)

Amount: $200,000
End Year: 2018
Wayne, WV

Coalfield Development Corporation’s mission is to develop the low-wealth place and people of southern West Virginia toward their full potential, power and purpose. This grant supports general operations.

Community Farm Alliance

Community Farm Alliance, Inc. (2017)

Amount: $150,000
End Year: 2019
Berea, KY

Community Farm Alliance is a grassroots membership organization open to anyone regardless of age, gender, race, ethnicity or income who supports CFA's mission: working to organize and encourage cooperation among rural and urban citizens through leadership development and grassroots democratic processes to ensure an essential, prosperous place for family-scale agriculture in economies and communities. This grant provides general operating support. 

Community Works Carolina

Community Works Carolina (2016)

Amount: $250,000
End Year: 2018
Greenville, SC

CommunityWorks (CW) is a nonprofit financial organization committed to building a brighter future for underserved families and communities through financial education, lending and investing. CW has developed a continuum of programs to create opportunities
 for low-wealth families to overcome barriers to upward mobility and stability. This grant supports general operations.

CommunityWorks

CommunityWorks (2018)

Amount: $25,000
End Year: 2019
Greenville, SC

Community Works is a nonprofit financial organization and Community Development Financial Institution committed to building a brighter future for underserved families and communities through financial education, lending and investing. This grant is connected to a program-related investment made to CommunityWorks.

Democracy NC (2018)

Amount: $350,000
End Year: 2020
Durham, NC

Democracy North Carolina is a nonpartisan organization that uses research, organizing, training and advocacy to increase voter participation, reduce the influence of big money in politics and achieve a government truly “of, by and for the people.”

Democracy North Carolina (2016)

Amount: $200,000
End Year: 2018
Durham, NC

Democracy NC is a nonpartisan organization that uses research, organizing and advocacy to increase voter participation, reduce the influence of big money in politics and achieve
a government that is for the people and by the people. This grant support general operations.

Durham CAN

Durham CAN (2017)

Amount: $15,000
End Year: 2018
Durham, NC

Durham CAN (Congregations Associations and Neighborhoods) is a broad-based, non-profit organization that works to coalesce, train and organize communities in Durham across religious, racial, ethnic, class and geographic lines for the public good. Our primary goal is to develop local leadership and organized power to change the conditions that prevent low- and moderate-income families from improving their circumstances. This grant provides general operating support.

Federation of Southern Cooperatives/Land Assistance Fund (2017)

Amount: $150,000
End Year: 2018
East Point, GA

The Federation strives toward the development of self-supporting communities through cooperative economic development, land retention, advocacy and other initiatives that increase income and enhance other opportunities for limited resource farmers and landowners. The Federation is a nonprofit, cooperative association involving over 20,000 low-income, rural families organized into more than 75 cooperatives, credit unions and community-based economic development groups across the rural South. The Federation is chartered to work in 16 states, including some of the most economically depressed communities in the Black Belt Region. We have board representation from eight southern states with offices and staff in six deep southern states, including Alabama, Mississippi, Georgia, South Carolina, Louisiana and Florida. This grant provides general operating support. 

Foundation for Appalachian Kentucky (2017)

Amount: $250,000
End Year: 2019
Chavies, KY

The Foundation for Appalachian Kentucky aims to be a catalyst for community collaboration and charitable giving; to create permanent endowment funds as a sustaining resource to improve quality of life and place in Eastern Kentucky. This grant provides general operating support.

Foundation for the Mid South (2017)

Amount: $75,000
End Year: 2018
Jackson, MS

The Foundation for the Mid South’s mission is to invest in people and strategies that build philanthropy and promote racial, social and economic equity in Arkansas, Louisiana and Mississippi. This grant support strategies and opportunities aimed at improving the workforce skills, training and outcomes of residents and communities, particularly in the Delta region of Mississippi. 

GALEO Latino Community Development Fund, Inc. (2017)

Amount: $50,000
End Year: 2018
Atlanta, GA

GALEO's mission is to increase participation of the Latino community and to develop prominent Latino leaders throughout Georgia. More than one-fourth of Georgia residents who are living in poverty are Latino. GALEO helps people become citizens (increasing job opportunities, earnings and family stability) and register to vote. The organization promotes and supports policies and activities that lead to leadership roles for community members, and increased voter and civic engagement to build power for our communities. The populations GALEO serves include all Latinos in Georgia, including U.S. citizens, immigrants, youth, Latinx, LGBTQ, women and non-Latino allies who share in our inclusive vision. This grant provides general operating support. 

Georgia ACT

Georgia ACT, Inc. (2017)

Amount: $170,000
End Year: 2019
Atlanta, GA

Georgia ACT's mission is to build and support a statewide network of thriving member organizations and trained professionals engaged in housing and community development for low- to moderate-income families. This grant provides general operating support. 

GLAHR

Georgia Latino Alliance for Human Rights (2017)

Amount: $150,000
End Year: 2019
Atlanta, GA

The Georgia Latino Alliance for Human Rights is a grassroots community organizing nonprofit that develops statewide grassroots leadership in Latino immigrant communities in Georgia Through a decade of combining organizing, communications and advocacy. GLAHR has established a powerful network of informed community members and local committees to defend and advance the civil and human rights of Latinos and immigrants regardless of immigration status. This grant provides general operating support. 

Georgia STAND-UP (2017)

Amount: $300,000
End Year: 2019
Atlanta, GA

Georgia STAND-UP is a "Think and Act Tank" for working families. The STAND-UP mission is to provide information and resources to help create healthy, livable neighborhoods while respecting the right of existing residents to benefit from the progress and developments taking place in their communities. STAND-UP's work includes civic engagement, leadership development, workforce and jobs policy development, advocacy around equity and anti-displacement policies. STAND-UP's primary target population begins with low-wealth communities of color in metropolitan Atlanta that are affected by major development taken place in their communities. These communities are often blighted and ripe for gentrification and displacement and civic engagement is low. In the Atlanta metropolitan area, these communities are often communities of color; 98% are African-American. This grant provides general operating support. 

Grantmakers for Southern Progress (2017)

Amount: $100,000
End Year: 2019
Atlanta, GA

The mission of Grantmakers for Southern Progress is to help achieve significant and sustained progress in the economic, social and political outcomes of those who are least well off economically, politically and socially in the South. GSP’s focus is to leverage resources and increase the level of investment in structural change work in the region. This grant provides general operating support.