What and Where We Fund

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.

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.

Greater Birmingham Ministries (2017)

Amount: $75,000
End Year: 2018
Birmingham, AL

Greater Birmingham Ministries strives to serve God’s purpose of justice and peace by healing the wounds of the community and struggling in community to realize more faithful relationships and engage the poor and the non-poor in changing systems that affect the poor unjustly. This grant provides general operating support. 

Greater New Orleans Foundation

Greater New Orleans Foundation (2017)

Amount: $75,000
End Year: 2018
New Orleans, LA

The Greater New Orleans Foundation is the community foundation of a 13-parish region of Southeast Louisiana, rooted in the City of New Orleans. GNOF works to create a vibrant, sustainable, just community in which all can flourish. Core to its values are equity and inclusion. GNOF is committed to using its resources to address disparities and create a community where individuals from all backgrounds feel respected and involved. Accountability, transparency, collaboration, excellence and integrity guide its work. This grant provides general operating support. 

Highlander Research and Education Center (2016)

Amount: $200,000
End Year: 2018
New Market, TN

Highlander Research and Education Center is a catalyst for grassroots organizing and movement building in Appalachia and the South. The Appalachian Transition Fellowship’s mission is to boost the capacity of existing organizations and networks, to build the next generation of leaders and to enhance a common strategy to foster economic transition, cross-sector collaboration and network development. This grant supports the Appalachian Transition Fellowship program.

Hispanics in Philanthropy (2017)

Amount: $50,000
End Year: 2018
Raleigh, NC

The mission of Hispanics in Philanthropy is to strengthen Latino leadership, voice and equity. This grant provides general operating support.

Homes of Hope, Inc. (2016)

Amount: $150,000
End Year: 2018
Greenville, SC

Homes of Hope focuses on rebuilding communities by developing affordable, energy efficient homes and by assisting in the rebuilding of the lives of individuals overcoming addiction and poverty in the Upstate of South Carolina. Homes of Hope seeks to change lives by rebuilding relationships and building trust through mentoring, job training and asset development activities. This grant supports general operations.

Hope Enterprise Corporation (2017)

Amount: $200,000
End Year: 2019
Jackson, MS

Since 1994, Hope has pursued a mission of improving lives, building assets and strengthening communities in the Mississippi Delta and other economically distressed parts of Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi and Tennessee, a region synonymous with entrenched poverty and a legacy of racial inequality. These conditions require that economic and social justice be deeply embedded in Hope's work.

Hope's primary means of fulfilling its mission is providing affordable, responsible financial services and related support that helps vulnerable people and communities prosper; and shaping policies, practices and systems that benefit those our target constituents; and by engaging in strategic partnerships that strengthen effectiveness and leverage additional resources. These activities are constantly informed and anchored by purposeful engagement with HOPE’s member-owners and other local stakeholders. This grant supports Hope's Small Towns Partnership.