Foundation / Corporation
Appalachian Community Fund (ACF)
04/30/19 5:00 PM EDT
Grants of up to $5,000 to Tennessee, Kentucky, Virginia, and West Virginia nonprofit organizations for projects and programs addressing racial, social, economic, and environmental justice in eligible counties. Funding may also be used for general support of organizations working to overcome the underlying causes of poverty and injustice.
ACF 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 through the methods listed above. The organization or project must show evidence of working for social change through one or more of the following:
- Organizing and action led by people working to control their own lives.
- Educating communities about the root causes of oppression and injustice.
- Eliminating barriers to full participation in society (i.e. racism, sexism, classism, homophobia, ageism, able-ism, and exclusion from decision-making processes).
- Focusing on efforts to change cultural, social, political, and economic systems and institutions that accommodate and perpetuate social injustice.
- Creating and modeling democratic cultural, social, political and economic systems.
- Connecting local issues with national and global concerns.
- Networking, collaborating, and cooperating with other change agents working toward similar goals.
Additionally, proposals will be evaluated on:
- An understanding and analysis of structural racism and other types of oppression and efforts to address them.
- A clear strategy aimed at an equitable distribution of power and wealth.
- Strong local community leadership representative of and accountable to the organization’s constituency.
- Efforts to build new leadership from the community served.
- A commitment to building the organization and involving people who are new to social justice movements.
- The organizational capacity to plan and implement work and to raise and manage funds.
- A plan or project with specific goals.
GrantWatch ID#: 126411
General Fund grants up to $5,000 will be awarded for projects or general operations.
Funding Period: July 1, 2019 - June 30, 2020
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
If you have additional questions or need more information, please contact ACF at 865-523-5783 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Email: Email your complete application to email@example.com.
1405 E Magnolia Avenue
Knoxville, TN 37917
Office hours are 9 AM to 5 PM weekdays.
Map of Appalachian Community Fund's region: http://www.appalachiancommunityfund.org/where-we-fund/
USA: Kentucky; Tennessee; Virginia; West Virginia
Fundraising opportunity for USA, Canada, and International nonprofit organizations to host a jazz concert held in honor of their organization or cause. Applicants must contact the funding source prior to applying. In addition to funds raised through concert ticket sales
Grants to USA nonprofit organizations to reduce social inequality and promote solutions to the climate crisis. Eligible programs will address the areas of racial and economic justice, corporate and political accountability; voice, creativity, and culture; and an inclusi
Grants to USA nonprofit organizations to protect natural resources on land and water in locations around the world. Funding is intended to ensure that activities to acquire metals, gemstones, and corals for design use do not have an adverse impact on the area of origin.
Grants to USA, Canada, and International independent filmmakers for feature-length film projects. Funding is intended to support projects at any production phase from development through post-production. Priority will be given to applications from early career and emerg
Grants to USA national nonprofits to provide high-quality arts education services and projects for youth and children. Applicants are advised to create or verify the required registrations well in advance of the deadline date, and are requested to submit a letter of int
Grants of up to $2,000 to Canada, USA, and Territories eligible medical residents for projects to improve children's health and well-being. Funding is intended to meet the health needs of children with a broad-based community approach. Projects must be led by a pediatri
Grants of up to $3,000 to USA and Canada nonprofit organizations for projects to protect wildlife and natural habitats. Funding is intended for campaigns to save specific species and ecosystems. Eligible activities include public policy work, litigation, advocacy, and d
Grants to Kentucky nonprofit organizations for community benefit programs. Funding is intended for projects in the areas of education, community resilience, and inclusive mobility. Funding is also intended for programs in the areas of arts and culture, health and human
Grants to Indiana, Illinois, and Kentucky nonprofit organizations, state and municipal organizations, and public schools in eligible counties for programs benefiting local communities. Funding is intended to support programs primarily in the areas of education, communit
Grants to USA and Canada individuals and families with low-income for financial assistance. Types of assistance include financial support to offset emergency expenses or to cover the cost of regular monthly bills. Funding is intended for workers and households that are