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  • Social Enterprise webinar Social Enterprise Webinar
  • Website images - POWER Webcast Webcast: Submitting a POWER Proposal
  • Poem- We Come - JTF Just Transition Fund Grantees
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  • Promising Sectors video title Promising Sectors Video
  • Chorus Foundation Logo - RFP Chorus Foundation RFP
  • Appalachian Transition Framework
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

Rockefeller Family Fund and the Appalachia Funders Network are pleased to announce the grant recipients of the Just Transition Fund (JTF). The purpose of this fund is to help coal-impacted communities submit competitive proposals to the Federal Partnerships Opportunity and Workforce and Economic Revitalization (POWER) Initiative. We saw a high demand for these grants, receiving 54 applications requesting  [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]

Promising Sectors video title

Take a peak into some of the innovative efforts to advance the economic transition in East Tennessee and Southwest Virginia. Below is a video where we highlight some successful efforts in the local food, health, renewable energy and energy efficiency sectors. These examples punctuate the opportunities that unite the entire Central Appalachian region. Accelerating Appalachia’s  [Read More]

Chorus Foundation Logo - RFP

In late 2013, the Chorus Foundation committed ten years of funding to advance a just transition in Eastern Kentucky, with a particular interest in Appalachian counties. The Foundation’s focus on just transition to a post-coal economy in Appalachian Kentucky is anchored by two grantees, Kentuckians For The Commonwealth (KFTC) and Mountain Association for Community Economic Development (MACED). In addition,  [Read More]

Over the past 6 years, Network members have worked collectively to develop a common analysis and set of shared strategies to accelerate Appalachia’s economic transition. The Steering Committee, in consultation with each working group, has begun a process of revising the Working Framework for Appalachian Transition to better reflect the work and priorities of the  [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]