Please see funding criteria before applying for a grant.
GENERAL FUND PROGRAM
Deadline for applications will be announced in late winter or early spring each year. To be added to the RFP list email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Appalachian Community Fund (ACF) makes grants on a yearly basis from the General Fund Program which is supported by unrestricted funds. ACF’s General Fund is an annual board-directed program focusing on organizing for social change and is monies organizations may use for general support as well as for programs and projects…Read More
For assistance and further information on any of these programs, please contact ACF at 865-523-5783 or email@example.com.
Proposals are accepted anytime. Each request will be considered on an individual basis. Proposals are reviewed by a panel. Please allow two months to process. We will acknowledge receipt of your proposal.
The LGBTQ Fund was established in 2006 to develop resources and make grants to LGBTQ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer Questioning) organizing efforts in Appalachia’s communities. In addition to the founding donor gift, the Initiative is supported by a grant from the Colin Higgins Foundation, and contributions from individual donors.
The Fund is for organizational development and building Lesbian and Gay community institutional resources, as well as building capacity in LGBTQ efforts. ACF seeks new and emerging efforts, particularly among work with LGBTQ youth, and networking and connecting with other LGBTQ work in Central Appalachia…Read More
Proposals are accepted anytime. Each request will be considered on an individual basis. Please allow at least three weeks to process the request.
The Technical Assistance Program is designed to help build strong organizations. These are small grants for specific technical assistance needs identified by the organization. By helping staff , board, and members hone their skills, ACF believes an organization’s work will be more stronger and more effective. Grants are designed to build organizational capacity and to help train board and/or staff in organization building skills…Read More
POWER AND POWERLESSNESS FUND
Proposals are accepted anytime. Each request will be considered on an individual basis. Please allow at least a month to process the request.
The Power and Powerlessness Fund is established by John Gaventa, and funded from the royalties of his prize-winning book, Power and Powerlessness: Quiescence and Rebellion, published by the University of Illinois Press in 1982. During the work on the PhD, John spent a great deal of time in the Appalachian coal communities about which the book was written, particularly the four counties of Campbell and Claiborne in Tennessee, and Bell and Whitley in Kentucky.
This fund was created as a modest way to attempt to thank these communities and organizations for all of the lessons they taught, the hospitality they gave, and the courage which they exhibit in challenging the issues of power and powerlessness in the region…Read More
For assistance and further information on any of these programs, please contact ACF at 865-523-5783 or firstname.lastname@example.org.