What and Where We Fund

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 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.

Charleston Area Justice Ministries (CAJM) (2021)

Amount: $20,000
End Year: 2022
North Charleston, SC

The Charleston Area Justice Ministry (CAJM), is a growing network of faith-based congregations who are culturally, economically, geographically and religiously diverse who come together to make the Charleston area a more just place to live, work, and do business. This grant provides general operating support.

Coalfield Development Corporation

Coalfield Development Corporation (2021)

Amount: $210,000
End Year: 2023
Wayne, WV

The mission of Coalfield Development Corporation 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 funding for data research.

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.

Coastal Community Foundation of South Carolina (2020)

Amount: $25,000
End Year: 2021
Charleston, SC

The mission of Coastal Community Foundation of South Carolina is to help create vibrant communities by uniting people and investing resources. This grant provided funding for the COVID-19 community response fund.

Coastal Community Foundation of South Carolina (2020)

Amount: $150,000
End Year: 2021
Charleston, SC

The mission of Coastal Community Foundation of South Carolina is to help create vibrant communities by uniting people and investing resources. This grant is in response to COVID-19 in partnership with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

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. 

Communities Unlimited (2020)

Amount: $200,000
End Year: 2021
Fayetteville, AR

The mission of Communities Unlimited is to connect people to solutions through human connections. Through ingenuity combined with cutting-edge technology and expertise, people are unwinding generations of inequity and disinvestment to build healthy businesses, healthy communities, healthy food systems, healthy bank accounts and healthy lives. This grant is in response to COVID-19 in partnership with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

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 Foundation for Greater Atlanta (2020)

Amount: $15,000
End Year: 2021
Atlanta, GA

The mission of the Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta is to connect the passions of donors with the nonprofits fulfilling that purpose. This grant provided funding for the COVID-19 community response fund.

Community Foundation of Greater Memphis (2020)

Amount: $25,000
End Year: 2021
Memphis, TN

The mission of the Community Foundation of Greater Memphis is to strengthen our community through philanthropy and be the hub that connects capital with the solutions that make the community thrive. This grant provided funding for the COVID-19 community response fund.

Community Foundation of Greenville (2020)

Amount: $15,000
End Year: 2021
Greenville, SC

The mission of the Community Foundation of Greenville is to inspires giving by bridging philanthropy and purpose, making Greenville County an inclusive and vibrant community. This grant provided funding for the COVID-19 community response fund

CommunityWorks

CommunityWorks (2020)

Amount: $80,000
End Year: 2021
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 in response to COVID-19 in partnership with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

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.

Court Watch NOLA (2020)

Amount: $15,000
End Year: 2021
New Orleans, LA

The mission of Court Watch NOLA is to promote reform in the Orleans Parish criminal court system through civic engagement and courtroom observation. 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 North Carolina (2020)

Amount: $450,000
End Year: 2022
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.” This grant provides general operating and regranting support.