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DAWG2011The Appalachian Community Fund is pleased to announce it has awarded over $227,000 in grants to 43 grassroots nonprofit organizations serving Central Appalachia. Enhancing our general fund, this year ACF partnered with the Shaping Kentucky’s Future Collaborative and launched a special initiative. ACF was able to leverage a total of $32,000 to address childhood obesity in Eastern Kentucky. Your continued and increased support during these questionable times ensures we are able to continue investing in grassroots social change in Central Appalachia on our Journey toward Justice.

Peace, love and light,
Margo Miller
Executive Director


GENERAL FUND

$5,500 — The Alliance for Appalachia, Arnett, West Virginia — www.theallianceforappalachia.org

$10,000 — Appalshop, Whitesburg, Kentucky — www.appalshop.org

$11,000 — Big Creek People in Action, War, West Virginia — www.bigcreekpeopleinaction.org

$9,000 — Boone Raleigh Community Group, Whitesville, West Virginia

$3,000 — Carpetbag Theatre, Knoxville, Tennessee — www.carpetbagtheatre.org

$750 — Clay County Communications – WYAP, Clay, West Virginia — www.wyap.com

$11,000 — The Clinch Coalition, Nickelsville, Virginia — www.clinchcoalition.net

$9,000 — Community Economic Development Network of East Tenn., Knoxville, Tennessee —http://cednet.us

$4,000 — Community Shares of Tennessee, Knoxville, Tennessee — www.communitysharestn.org

$12,000 — Direct Action Welfare Group, Charleston, West Virginia — www.wvdawg.org

$3,000 — Jobs with Justice of East Tennessee, Knoxville, Tennessee — www.jwjet.org

$11,000 — J.R. Clifford Project of the Friends of Blackwater, Charleston, West Virginia — www.jrclifford.org

$1,500 — Just for Kids, Beckley, West Virginia

$8,000 — Keeper of the Mountain Foundation, Charleston, West Virginia

$5,500 — Kentuckians for the Commonwealth, London, Kentucky

$2,750 — Oak Ridge Environmental Peace Alliance, Oak Ridge, Tennessee — www.stopthebombs.org

$8,000 — Ohio Valley Environmental Coalition, Huntington, West Virginia — www.ohvec.org

$9,000 — Rural Appalachian Improvement League, Mullens, West Virginia

$5,000 — See Rock City, Brooklyn, New York **

$12,000 — South Central Educational Development, Bluefield, West Virginia —http://www.facebook.com/pages/South-Central-Educational-Development-Inc/185598241911

$5,000 — Statewide Organizing for Community eMpowerment, Knoxville, Tennessee — www.socm.org

$9,000 — United Mountain Defense, Knoxville, Tennessee — www.unitedmountaindefense.org

$5,000 — West Virginia Economic Justice Project, Milton, West Virginia

$7,000 — West Virginia Surface Owners Rights Organization, Charleston, West Virginia —www.wvsoro.org

$2,000 — Williamsburg Action Team, Williamsburg, Kentucky

$169,000       General Fund Total

**  designated for work in Appalachian counties


TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE PROGRAM

BLCzxUqCIAAW8q5$800 — African American Appalachian Arts, Knoxville, Tennessee
$500 — Appalachian Funders Network, Berea, Kentucky
$500 — Chattanooga Organized for Action, Chattanooga, Tennessee
$200 — Clinch Valley Community Action, North Tazewell, Virginia
$400 — Melange, Knoxville, Tennessee
$500 — Ohio Valley Environmental Coalition, Huntington, West Virginia — www.ohvec.org
$480 — School Community Organized Program Enterprise, Alcoa, Tennessee
$250 — Socially Equal Energy Efficient Development, Knoxville, Tennessee
$300 — South Central Educational Development, Bluefield, West Virginia
$300 — Tennessee Alliance for Progress, Nashville, Tennessee **
$400 — United Mountain Defense, Knoxville, Tennessee — www.unitedmountaindefense.org
$300 — UUNIK Academy, Knoxville, Tennessee

$4,930 — Technical Assistance Total

** designated for work in Appalachian counties


Major support for the Appalachian Community Fund’s General Grantmaking Program comes from
The New York Community Trust.


FOCIS GIVING CIRCLE

$1,000 — Appalachian Sustainable Development, Abingdon, Virginia
$1,000 — Clearfork Community Institute, Clairfield, Tennessee
$1,000 — Clinch River Educational Center, Abingdon, Virginia
$1,000 — Joyful Noise Summer Music & Arts Camp, Weaverville, North Carolina 
$4,000 — FOCIS Total


GLBTQ INITIATIVE

$1,500 — Fairness West Virginia, Charles Town, West Virginia


GREEN MOUNTAIN COFFEE ROASTERS EAST TENNESSEE CAPACITY PROGRAM

$14,000 — Clearfork Community Institute, Clairfield, Tennessee


ACF AND SHAPING KENTUCKY’S FUTURE COLLABORATIVE PARTNERSHIP

$16,000 — Kentucky Environmental Foundation, Berea, Kentucky
$16,000 — Kentucky Heart Foundation, Ashland, Kentucky
$32,000 — ACF and Shaping Kentucky’s Future Collaborative Partnership


DONOR ADVISED GRANTS

$1,600 — Anonymous – Appalachian Community Action Agency, Nickelsville, Virginia


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