What and Where We Fund

Blueprint NC (2019)

Amount: $350,000
End Year: 2021
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 and regranting funds.

Blueprint NC (2020)

Amount: $600,000
End Year: 2022
Raleigh, NC

Blueprint NC is a partnership of public policy, advocacy and grassroots organizing non-profits 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.

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 (2020)

Amount: $200,000
End Year: 2021
Raleigh, NC

Blueprint NC is a partnership of public policy, advocacy and grassroots organizing non-profits 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 civic engagement support.

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. 

Center for Heirs' Property Preservation (2019)

Amount: $525,000
End Year: 2022
Charleston, SC

The Center for Heirs’ Property Preservation’s mission is to protect heirs’ property and promote the sustainable use of land to provide increased economic benefit to historically underserved families to build wealth through education, legal services and forestry technical assistance. These services help low-income landowners protect, build and maintain their land, which ultimately helps them improve their economic conditions and transform their communities. This grant provides general operating support and was extended in response to COVID-19.

Center for Rural Strategies

Center for Rural Strategies (2018)

Amount: $300,000
End Year: 2021
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 and was extended in response to COVID-19.

Center for Rural Strategies

Center for Rural Strategies (2019)

Amount: $15,000
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 (2019)

Amount: $300,000
End Year: 2022
Washington, DC

The Center on Budget and Policy Priorities (CBPP) 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 state budget and tax policy, strategic communications, and partnerships with state 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 and was extended in response to COVID-19.

Central Appalachian Network (2019)

Amount: $225,000
End Year: 2022
Berea, KY

Central Appalachian Network develops and deploys economic strategies that build wealth in local communities, conserve natural and cultural resources, and empower marginalized communities. This grant provides general operating support and was extended in response to COVID-19.

Coalfield Development Corporation

Coalfield Development Corporation (2019)

Amount: $15,000
End Year: 2020
Wayne, WV

Coalfield Development’s mission is to support a family of social enterprises that inspire the courage to grow, activate the creativity to transform perceived liabilities into assets, and cultivate the community needed for real opportunity in Appalachia through mentorship, education, and employment. We serve low-income people and unemployed people in southern West Virginia. Social enterprise is core to our mission, and key to how we create opportunities for people living in poverty. This grant provides general operating support. 

Coalfield Development Corporation

Coalfield Development Corporation (2018)

Amount: $300,000
End Year: 2021
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 and was extended in response to COVID-19.

Commonwealth Institute for Fiscal Analysis

Commonwealth Institute for Fiscal Analysis (The) (2019)

Amount: $300,000
End Year: 2022
Richmond, VA

The Commonwealth Institute’s mission is to use policy research and analysis to advance the well-being of Virginia communities, and improve the economic security and social opportunities of all Virginians. We are particularly concerned about low-wealth Virginians and communities of color throughout the state. This grant provides general operating support. 

Community Farm Alliance

Community Farm Alliance, Inc. (2019)

Amount: $225,000
End Year: 2022
Berea, KY

Community Farm Alliance aims 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 Kentucky economies and communities. This grant provides general operating support and was extended in response to COVID-19.

Community First Land Trust (2019)

Amount: $15,000
End Year: 2020
North Charleston, SC

The mission of the Community First Land Trust is to develop and steward affordable housing and promote prosperity in seven North Charleston communities to prevent gentrification, permanently preserve housing affordability and ensure community stability. This grant provides project support.

CommunityWorks

CommunityWorks (2019)

Amount: $425,000
End Year: 2022
Greenville, SC

CommunityWorks is a US Treasury certified 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 and capital grant support and was extended in response to COVID-19.

Cothinkk (2019)

Amount: $15,000
End Year: 2020
Asheville, NC

CoThinkk is dedicated to social change philanthropy by bringing together community leaders to develop investment strategies that enhance the economic and social well-being of communities of color in Asheville and Western North Carolina. This grant provides general operating support.

Deep Center, Inc. (2018)

Amount: $225,000
End Year: 2021
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 and was extended in response to COVID-19.

Democracy NC (2019)

Amount: $350,000
End Year: 2021
Durham, NC

Democracy North Carolina 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 truly of the people, by the people and for the people. Democracy NC grew out of Democracy South which began as a project of the Institute for Southern Studies. This grant provides general operating support.

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.”