Appalachia Funders Network

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  • HWG RFP Health Working Group Request for Proposals
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  • Top of Framework Appalachian Transition Framework
  • Membership Campaign Kickoff 2015 Membership Webinar
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  • Local Foods Calculator Local Foods Cost Calculator
Register for the Gathering!

The Annual Gathering Registration is now open!    ROOTING THE TRANSITION Strategies to Strengthen Community Capacity and Foster Innovative Leadership   Click here to register and learn more!

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NADO / NACo to Hold Webinar on EDA Coal Communities Challenge The National Association of Counties and the National Association of Development Organizations (NADO) Research Foundation, with support from the U.S. Economic Development Administration, have launched a new competition for communities experiencing economic challenges resulting from the contraction of the coal industry. Join NACo and  [Read More]

HWG RFP

The Appalachia Funders Network seeks requests for proposals to conduct the research phase of the Culture of Health Research and Strategic Planning Process. Below is a breif overview of the entire project’s objectives. If you are interested in submitting a proposal to complete the research phase of this project, please download the full RFP here to review  [Read More]

Quarterly Connections Member Profile

Each quarter, we interview a Network member to learn what brought them to their work, what value they experience from involvement in the Network, and what opportunities they see for Central Appalachia. This quarter, we feature Marlo Long, a new Network Steering Committee Member and Vice President and Community Development Specialist for BB&T’s Community Reinvestment Act  [Read More]

Top of Framework

Network members have worked to develop a common analysis and set of shared strategies to accelerate Appalachia’s economic transition. This body of knowledge was brought together into the working framework, below, for the purpose of aligning individual efforts and creating a more coordinated body of development work in the region. We invite you to help  [Read More]

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]

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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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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]