Appalachia Funders Network

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  • The Climate and Energy Funders Group and the Appalachia Funders Network are co-coonsoring this webinar. The Climate and Energy Funders Group is a funder affinity group within the Consultative Group on Biological Diversity. POWER Plus Update Webinar
  • RWJF_PewTrusts RFP Health Impact Project RFP
  • PRI Program-Related Investments Webinar
  • Quarterly Connections Member Profile Member Profile: Arturo Garcia-Costas
  • SavetheDate2016_Featured Img Save the Date for the 2016 Gathering!
  • Social Enterprise webinar Social Enterprise Webinar
  • Website images - POWER Webcast Webcast: Submitting a POWER Proposal
  • Poem- We Come - JTF Just Transition Fund Grantees
The Climate and Energy Funders Group and the Appalachia Funders Network are co-coonsoring this webinar. The Climate and Energy Funders Group is a funder affinity group within the Consultative Group on Biological Diversity.

On October 28, the Just Transition Fund, Appalachia Funders Network and the Climate and Energy Funders Group presented an update on President Obama’s POWER Plus Initiative. This historic plan provides much-needed federal assistance to both coalfield and power plant communities adversely impacted by current changes in the coal industry. The plan was launched in 2015  [Read More]

RWJF_PewTrusts RFP

Call for Proposals from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Pew Charitable Trusts Building Healthy Communities in the South & Appalachia Proposals due November 13, 2015 The Health Impact Project will award seven grants of up to $45,000 to help communities identify their most pressing health equity challenges and the factors outside of the  [Read More]


The Health Working Group of the Appalachia Funders Network hosted a webinar (recording below) as part of a year long learning journey to explore strategies to improve health and well-being across central Appalachia. Participants explored how they can maximize their investment potential through the use of Program-Related Investments (PRI). Speakers include: Lisa Richter of Avivar Capital  [Read More]

Quarterly Connections Member Profile

Each Quarter, we profile a member of the Network to see what inspires him or her, why they joined the Network, and how they got involved in the Appalachian transition work. Below, we profile Arturo Garcia-Costas, the Environmental Program Officer for the New York Community Trust.  What first sparked your interest in philanthropy and specifically  [Read More]

SavetheDate2016_Featured Img

We’re headed to Roanoke, West Virginia in April for our 7th Annual Gathering! Mark your calendars now!

Social Enterprise webinar

In partnership with the One Foundation, the Appalachia Funders Network hosted a webinar to introduce funders to the field of social enterprise development. Speakers shared core concepts, the particular challenges and opportunities that face social enterprises, and the connections to a broader economic transition strategy. The webinar also explored the role of philanthropy in social enterprise development and  [Read More]

Website images - POWER Webcast

The Network, in partnership with the Rockefeller Family Fund and Sustainable Strategies, hosted a webinar that covered the nuts and bolts of submitting a federal POWER proposal. The webinar was open to Just Transition Fund recipients and we encourage other communities to hear this valuable information to strengthen their proposals. Please click here to download the webcast  [Read More]

Poem- We Come - JTF

In early 2015, a group of philanthropic foundations joined forces to create the Just Transition Fund to support coal-impacted communities working on transition issues. The Fund is a $450,000 fund created by national and regional foundations to rapidly award capacity building grants to help coalfield and coal plant-impacted communities better prepare for economic transition and compete for  [Read More]

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American Dreams in the South: Immigrants, Philanthropy and Opportunity for All October 6-8, 2015 Register Now Keynote Speakers Chris Kromm, Executive Director, Institute for Southern Studies, and Publisher, Facing Southand Southern Exposure Dr. Perla Guerrero, Assistant Professor, Department of American Studies and the US Latino/a Studies Program University of Maryland About the Tour  The Southeast region of  [Read More]

Poem- We Come - We Come

Margo Miller, Co-Chair of the Appalachia Funders Network Steering Committee crafted the below poem from the presentations and tweets at the Gathering. She read it at the closing of our learning day, Wednesday April 15, 2015. We Come from a place where The fog from the mountains look like crushed velvet a place of natural  [Read More]