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We are proud to announce that in 2018, ACF was able to award grants to grassroots organizations working for social change and ran a program for individuals living in Central Appalachia for a grand total of $104,500.
Thank you to all the grantees for the work they do to address the systemic issues of oppression in our Appalachian communities. Thanks to all the individuals that participated in our Out in the South Program. Thank you to all of the donors who continue to support this work with financial contributions. We are proud to stand together as we continue moving forward on our Journey toward Justice.


Peace, love and justice,
Margo Miller
Executive Director

General Fund

Beloved Community Outreach Foundation, Alcoa, TN                                    $500

Birdhouse, Knoxville, TN                                                                           $1,500

            Bridges Refugee Services, Knoxville, TN                                                     $3,000

Call to Action for Racial Equality, Charleston, WV                                      $1,000

Catholic Committee Of Appalachia, Spencer, WV                                        $1,000

Clearfork Community Institute, Eagan, TN                                                    $950

Community Economic Development Network of East Tenn., Knoxville, TN   $1,500

East Tennessee Permaculture Research, Knoxville, TN                                $1,500

Glean Kentucky, Lexington,KY                                                                     $500

Golden Door Advocates, Cleveland, TN                                                      $1,500

Graduate Medical Education Consortium, Big Stone Gap, VA                       $2,000

Harlan Couty Boys and Girls Club, Harlan, KY                                             $1,000

Headwaters, Whitesburg, KY                                                                     $1,500

Hemphill Community Center, Jackhorn, KY                                                   $750

The June Bug Center for Arts & Education, Floyd, KY                                    $650

Kentucky Student Environmental Coalition, Lexington, KY*                         $1,500

KnowHow, Knoxville, TN                                                                            $2,000

Marcella Center for the Arts and Education, Sweetwater,TN                       $1,500

National Federation of the Blind Kentucky, Louisville, KY*                          $2,000

Open Heart Ministries, Bluefield, WV                                                         $2,000

Project Read,  Richmond, KY                                                                     $1,500

Radio Eye, Lexington, KY*                                                                         $1,500

Rural Resources, Greeneville, TN                                                               $1,500

South Central Educational Development, Bluefield, WV                              $1,500

Southern Appalachian Mountain Stewards, Wise, VA                                    $2,000

The STAY Project, New Market, TN                                                                $650

Trans Empowerment Project, Knoxville, TN                                                $2,000

The West Virginia Mine Wars Museum, Matewan, WV                                  $2,000

The West Virginia Trainers Project, Fayetteville, WV                                  $2,000

* Grant is designated for work in Appalachian counties.

TOTAL $41,000

 Technical Assistance

Knoxville Abortion Doula Collective, Knoxville, TN  $500

CDJ Media Collective, Alcoa, TN  $600

A Step Ahead, Knoxville, TN  $300

TOTAL $1,400


Morehead Pride, Farmers, KY $800

Out in The South Central Appalachia
Special Project of ACF $50,000

Power and Powerless Fund

SOCM, Knoxville, TN  $1,000

Livelihoods Knowledge Exchange Network, Lexington, KY  $800

Clearfork Valley Youth Media, Duff, TN  $500

TOTAL $2,300

FOCIS Giving Circle

Appalachian Sustainable Development, “Healthy Families- Family Farms” Abingdon, VA  $1,000

Clearfork Community Institute, “Water Monitoring and Enforcement Project” Eagan, TN $1,500

Kentucky Student Environmental Coalition, “Catalyst”
Lexington, KY $1,000

Parent Resource Center,  “We Can”
Duff,TN  $1,000

Anndrena Belcher, performance “Stories From Home: My Story, My Voice, My Song, My Home.”
Gate City, VA $1,000

Margaret Gregg, visual exhibition themed “A Journey”
Abingdon, VA $1,000

Community organizing “The Holler Network”
Whitesburg, KY $1,000

TOTAL $7,500

2018 GRAND TOTAL $104,500

* Grants and special initiative.

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