What and Where We Fund

Center for Rural Strategies

Center for Rural Strategies (2018)

Amount: $200,000
End Year: 2020
Whitesburg, KY

The Center for Rural Strategies seeks to improve economic and social conditions for communities in the countryside and around the world through the creative and innovative use of media and communications. 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. 

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. 

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.

CommunityWorks

CommunityWorks (2018)

Amount: $145,000
End Year: 2019
Greenville, SC

CommunityWorks (CW) is a non-profit financial organization committed to building a brighter future for underserved families and communities through financial education, lending, and investing. This grant provides general operating support.

Deep Center, Inc. (2018)

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

Deep Center’s mission is to empower Savannah’s young people to thrive as learners, community leaders, and agents of change through creative writing, cultural productions, and art. Deep creates platforms for the city’s youth and the village of support around them, including their families and adult allies, to share stories, engage in debates and make Savannah a more just and equitable place. This grant provides project support. 

Delivering on the Dream - Georgia (2018)

Amount: $50,000
End Year: 2019
Atlanta, GA

The Delivering On The Dream (DOTD) Georgia Table is committed to building organizational capacity, expanding legal services and outreach in immigrant-led, people of color-led and LGBTQ-led organizations in Georgia to protect and defend immigrant communities.  Current collaborative partners include, Sapelo Foundation, the Community Foundation of Greater Atlanta, Asian Americans Advancing Justice – Atlanta, Latino Community Fund and Mary Reynolds Babcock Foundation.

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.”

Durham CAN

Durham CAN (2018)

Amount: $15,000
End Year: 2019
Durham, NC

Durham CAN's mission is to coalesce, train and organize communities of the Triangle across religious, racial, ethnic, class and geographic lines for the public good. This grant provides general operating support.

Economic Justice Coalition

Economic Justice Coalition (2018)

Amount: $10,000
End Year: 2019
Atlanta, GA

The Economic Justice Coalition’s mission is to educate, advocate and organize for quality jobs with living wages and benefits. This grant provides general operating support.

Enterprise Community Partners (2018)

Amount: $75,000
End Year: 2019
Atlanta, GA

Enterprise Community Partners (Enterprise) works to create opportunity for low and moderate-income people through affordable housing in diverse, thriving communities. Enterprise believes opportunity begins when people have a safe, healthy and affordable place to call home. It grows with access to good schools, jobs, transit and healthcare. This grant provides project support.

Every Black Girl (2018)

Amount: $15,000
End Year: 2019
Columbia, SC

Every Black Girl is a community-based organization that works with one of the most powerful and untapped forces on the planet: girls. Its mission is to center Black Girls as active agents of change who can thrive beyond the adversities of their communities. Headquartered in Columbia, South Carolina, EBG provides a place of safety, love and self-determination for black girls and their families. This grant provides general operating support.

Faith in Action Alabama

Faith in Action Alabama (2018)

Amount: $15,000
End Year: 2019
Birmingham, AL

Faith in Action Alabama’s mission is to honor God by achieving systemic change to create pathways of opportunities for all Alabamians. This vision leads Faith in Action Alabama to focus on serving as a vehicle for faith communities to build and wield grassroots power to dismantle systemic racism at the local and state levels in Alabama. This grant provides general operating support.

Faith in Action Alabama

Faith in Action Alabama (2018)

Amount: $15,000
End Year: 2019
Birmingham, AL

Faith in Action Alabama’s mission is to honor God by achieving systemic change to create pathways of opportunities for all Alabamians. This vision leads Faith in Action Alabama to focus on serving as a vehicle for faith communities to build and wield grassroots power to dismantle systemic racism at the local and state levels in Alabama. This grant provides general operating support.

Faith in Action Alablama (2018)

Amount: $120,000
End Year: 2020
Birmingham, AL

Faith in Action Alabama’s mission is to serve as a vehicle for faith communities across race and faith lines to build and wield power at the grassroots level in order to dismantle white supremacy at the local and state levels in Alabama, creating pathways of opportunity for all Alabamians. Faith in Action Alabama’s volunteer base is approximately 70 percent African American and 30 percent Caucasian. Faith in Action consists of congregational hubs in Birmingham, Huntsville, Mobile and Montgomery. 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.

Funders' Collaborative for Strong Latino Communities (2018)

Amount: $15,000
End Year: 2019
Greensboro, NC

The collaborative is a cross-sector initiative of funders that seeks the capacity of Latinx-led serving nonprofits to become more effective organizations and advocates. This grant provides general operating support.

GALEO Latino Community Development Fund (2018)

Amount: $150,000
End Year: 2020
Atlanta, GA

GALEO’s mission is to increase participation of the Latino community and develop prominent Latino leaders throughout the state of Georgia. The GALEO Latino Community Development Fund (GLCDF) was created to promote and engage the Latino community in leadership development and civic engagement activities. This grant provides general operating support.