Appalachia Funders Network

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  • Quarterly Connections Member Profile Quarterly Connections Member Profile
  • Top of Framework Appalachian Transition Framework
  • 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
  • AppFellows1 Appalachian Transition Fellowship
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]


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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South Central Educational Development Presents: Affordable Care Act Basics Workshop November 15, 2014 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM 601 Bland Street Bluefield, WV Cost is free, donations welcome Goals for the workshop include: Understanding Affordable Care Act Basics. Marketplace Basics Financial Assistance in the Marketplace Where are we Now? 2015 Enrollment/Account Set Up (optional) For  [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: