Appalachia Funders Network

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  • Membership Campaign Kickoff 2015 Membership Webinar
  • HealthWorkingGroup.Announcement Register For the Health Working Group Gathering: November 17-19, 2014
  • Save the Date 2015 Feature image1 Save the Date for April 14-16, 2015 Annual Gathering
  • Local Foods Calculator Local Foods Cost Calculator
  • Screen shot 2013-08-02 at 3.42.02 PM Member News and Upcoming Events Around Appalachia
  • Quarterly Connections Member Profile Quarterly Connections Member Profile
  • AppFellows1 Appalachian Transition Fellowship
  • PP 2014 Release of the 2014 Gathering Proceedings Paper
Membership Campaign Kickoff

Friday, November 7 1:30-2:30 PM (EST) Are you looking for partners to support and deepen your work in Appalachia? Join members of the Steering Committee for a webinar on Friday, November 7 from 1:30 to 2:30 EST to learn how members’ participation in the Appalachia Funders Network is helping to further their mission and deepen their impact.  [Read More]


The Health Working Group Presents: A gathering for health focused grantmakers to build relationships and develop strategies to advance Appalachia’s health economy. November 17, 18, & 20 2014  Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland 150 East Fourth Street, Cincinnati, Ohio 45202   Register by October 17 A special thank you to the Federal Reserve Bank of  [Read More]

Save the Date 2015 Feature image1

Mark your calendars for 2015. We’re taking the Appalachia Funders Network Gathering to East Tennessee! Look for registration information and agenda details in the New Year.

Local Foods Calculator

SCALE – Sequestering Carbon, Accelerating Local Economies – released three new resources for those working in local foods value chains: A study that examines how some food enterprises – like restaurants and colleges – are making local buying work Local Food Cost Calculator designed for restaurants Local Food Cost Calculator designed for college and university dining services. Please visit  [Read More]

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Philanthropy West Virginia 2014 Annual Conference Philanthropy West Virginia’s 2014 Annual Conference will be held November 5th and 6th at the Resort at Glade Springs. Join more than 100 corporate, private, family, community, and public foundations and giving programs for the 2014 Annual Conference, “Game Changers in the Mountain State” for thought-provoking presentations and discussion with  [Read More]

Quarterly Connections Member Profile

This quarter, we spotlight one of our newly elected Steering Committee Members. Joe Woody is the Area Director of Greeneville and Knoxville, TN for USDA Rural Development in Tennessee. How did you get involved in community development? When I was president of the agribusiness club at the University of Tennessee, we attended a workshop at  [Read More]


AppFellows in the News The Appalachian Transition Fellowship is making waves in various media outlets! Click here for a profile of AppFellows in Yes! Magazine Click here for a brief interview between WMMT’s Mountain Talk host, Mimi Pickering and Kierra Sims from the Highlander Center, which coordinates the program See below for an announcement of the  [Read More]

PP 2014

  Over one hundred fifty public and private funders and economic development practitioners gathered in Athens, OH for the 5th Annual Gathering where we developed strategies to harness the momentum for an economic transition that accelerates large-scale change. Our theme, “The Power of Partnerships” set the stage for us to build on cross-sector partnerships as  [Read More]

Transition video shot

This short video highlights the partnerships and strategies we believe will advance Appalachia’s just and sustainable economic transition. Thank you to the Mary Reynolds Babcock Foundation for the production of this video.  If you are a member, email us your logo and we will personalize the video for you to share on your website! Contact:

Appalachian Transition Vision

The Framework for Appalachian Economic Transition is a synthesis of three years of learning and analysis by Network members, and identifies the strategies, promising sectors, and partnerships that we believe will advance Appalachia’s transition.  At the 2013 Network Gathering, members agreed to share, build upon, and ultimately utilize this framework as a guide to create  [Read More]