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Grants to Support Social Change
in Southern United States

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Appalachian Community Fund

Deadline Date:

11/08/11 5:00 PM


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Grants for non-profit, community-based organizations in Tennessee, Kentucky, Virginia, and West Virginia. The purpose of this grant is to support and provide resources to programs that encourage social change for the region. The Foundation defines social change as the movement of people toward the establishment of environmental, economic, racial and social justice and the re-distribution of wealth, power and resources.

The Foundation seeks to fund organizations that are:
1.Organized by and action led by people working to control their own lives.
2.Educating communities about the root causes of oppression and injustice.
3.Eliminating barriers to full participation in society (i.e. racism, sexism, classism, homophobia, ageism, able-ism, and exclusion from decision-making processes).
4.Focusing on efforts to change cultural, social, political, and economic systems and institutions that accommodate and perpetuate social injustice.
5.Creating and modeling democratic cultural, social, political and economic systems.
6.Connecting local issues with national and global concerns.
7.Networking, collaborating, and cooperating with other change agents working toward similar goals.

Examples of social change programs that have received funding in the past include:
-Accessible health care and child care
-Youth leadership development
-Educational equality
-Protection and preservation of civil liberties for all people
-Rights and benefits for disabled miners and their families
-Economic development
-Criminal justice

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 126411

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Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Applicants must have 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status, or a 501(c)(3) fiscal sponsor and be located in Central Appalachia.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Appalachian Community Fund
530 South Gay Street, Suite 700
Knoxville, TN 37902
p: 865-523-5783
f: 865-523-1896

Grant Coverage Areas:

Central Appalachia

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Kentucky;   Tennessee;   Virginia;   West Virginia