Appalachian Transition

Appalachian Transition explores the emergent work by non-profit organizations and funders to advance a just and sustainable economic transition in the Central Appalachian region. The Mary Reynolds Babcock Foundation has a long history of investing in Appalachian people and places. To foster collaborative funding in the region and increase collective impact, MRBF helped co-found the Appalachia Funders Network. The Network consists of public and private grant-makers who envision a sustainable regional economy that builds on existing assets to create multiple forms of wealth and promote opportunity and equity for all Appalachian individuals, families, and communities. This short video introduces the work of the Appalachia Funders Network and presents several strategic funding opportunities for investors interested in the innovative work of building wealth within a region on the brink of change.