The General Fund use when there’s a deadline

Home   The General Fund use when there’s a deadline


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.


The Appalachian Community Fund is accepting grant applications for grassroot social change and social justice work in Central Appalachia! General Fund grants up to $3,000 will be awarded to grassroots organizations in the Appalachian counties of KY, TN, VA, and WV that are addressing the underlying causes of poverty and oppression in the region. The grant is to be used within one calendar year of receipt. A report on how grant funds were used is required at the end of that year.


April 12, 2018 5:00 PM (Eastern Time) Proposals Due

May 31, 2018 Notification of Results

June 25, 2018 Signed Grant Agreements Due

July 1, 2018- June 30, 2019 Funding Period


Download General Fund Guidelines

Please take the time to read through the guidelines and instructions before writing your proposal to make sure you understand what the criteria are, the information that is being requested, and the formatting that is needed.

Download General Fund Application DOC or PDF.



  • Profit-making organizations
  • Electoral lobbying for initiatives or public office
  • Individual efforts
  • Major capital projects
  • Social services organizations unless they demonstrate some analysis and strategies to challenge the systems that lead to the problem


These sections of our website may be helpful to you as you prepare your grant application:

  1. Grantmaking FAQs
  2. Definition of social change
  3. anti-racism FAQ

If you have additional questions or need more information, please contact us at 865-523-5783 or