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Appalachian Community Fund General Fund

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Appalachian Community Fund
May 31, 2022

The Appalachian Community Fund General Fund grant program provides funding for nonprofit organizations who work toward the movement of people toward the establishment of environmental, economic, racial, and social justice and the redistribution of wealth, power, and resources.

Organizations must be community-led and community-driven and address change at a systemic level, instead of to one person at a time. The General Fund was established to create a responsive and flexible fund for the work of grassroots groups.


Organizations must have 501(c)(3) status, or a 501(c)3 fiscal sponsor, in order to receive ACF funding.

The organization or project must be in the Appalachian counties of Tennessee, Kentucky, Virginia, or West Virginia.

ACF gives special consideration to grassroots organizations with budgets less than $250,000 that have limited access to traditional funding sources.

Geographic coverage
West Virginia, Eastern Kentucky, Southwest Virginia, and East Tennessee.
Amount of funding

Up to $3,000.

Application process

Application instructions for new and returning grantees are available on the program website. The 2020 grant application process has been streamlined in response to COVID-19.

Email completed applications to

Tagged as
Appalachia · Community and economic development · Community engagement and volunteerism · Culture and cultural competency · Environmental health · Health disparities · Poverty · Kentucky · Tennessee · Virginia · West Virginia

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