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Appalachian Ohio African American Community Fund

This funding record is inactive. Please see the program website or contact the program sponsor to determine if this program is currently accepting applications or will open again in the future.

Foundation for Appalachian Ohio
Nov 9, 2020



The African American Community Fund provides grants for Black-led nonprofit and public organizations in Appalachian Ohio that have been impacted by the COVID-19 crisis.

Grants will support a wide-range of projects. Examples include:

  • Events and activities that must change due to current safety practices
  • Returning to typical operations
  • Withstanding revenue losses
  • Responding to increased demand for services caused by the crisis
  • Addressing the health and safety of the community
  • Increasing digital connectivity to support the greater reliance on online programming and service delivery
  • Planning to respond to future moments of crisis
  • Public health initiatives such as contact tracing and immunization campaigns
  • Networking activities to connect community members to resources

Eligible applicants include Black-led nonprofit and public organizations in the Foundation for Appalachian Ohio service area.

Preference will be given to organizations that meet at least 2 of the criteria:

  • The organization's executive director identifies as Black
  • 50% of the board is Black
  • The organization serves the Black community
Geographic coverage
32 counties served by the Foundation for Appalachian Ohio
Amount of funding

A total of $10,000 is available.

Application process

A link to the online application portal is available on the program website when applications are being accepted.

Tagged as
Appalachia · Black or African American · Broadband · Emergency preparedness and response · Food security and nutrition · Healthcare needs and services · Human services · Infectious diseases · Networking and collaboration · Planning and strategy methods and resources · Public health · Ohio

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