Appalachian Community Fund (ACF)

What is The Appalachian Community Fund (ACF) Grant?

The Appalachian Community Fund (ACF) is a grantmaking non-profit organization that received public support. It provides grassroots organizations the support and resources their work needs in overcoming the fundamental causes of injustice and poverty in Central Appalachia (Eastern Kentucky, East Tennessee, West Virginia and Southwest Virginia). Resources are pooled from a wide range of sources that includes businesses, individuals and foundations that support community-led movements and efforts for social change, to support the leadership and training development that is needed to strengthen work in the region, and in cultivating the conditions for permanent, long-term change in order to be possible.

Who are eligible for The Appalachian Community Fund (ACF) Grant?

Grants are awarded to the community-based organizations that are working for social, racial, economic and environmental justice. The Foundation supports communities that have little or no access to financial resources and the grassroots groups that are too small, too recent or are working on issues which are too controversial for conventional funding sources. ACF gives fund to strategic long-term efforts that address long-term problems of Central Appalachia.

How to apply for The Appalachian Community Fund (ACF) Grant?

Applications must be forwarded to the address below.

Appalachian Community Fund
530 South Gay Street, Suite 700
Knoxville, TN 37902

For more information on The Appalachian Community Fund (ACF), contact:

Please contact ACF for further information and assistance on any of these programs:

Phone: 865-523-5783 or

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