Network Guidelines

Appalachia Funders Network members may view our Network Guidelines here.


Request for Proposals: Community Development Project Profiles

Writer Wanted

Over the next 5-7 months, the Arts & Culture Group of the Appalachia Funders Network seeks to commission a writer familiar with both Central Appalachia and the power of the arts to impact community development. The writer will (1) write 4-6 profiles of projects that integrate arts and culture into their community economic development work, and (2) write 20-30 brief summaries of projects that integrate arts and culture into community economic development work.

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Federal Reserve Policy Summit 2019

Register now for Policy Summit 2019: Connecting People & Places to Opportunity hosted by the Federal Reserve Banks of Cleveland, Philadelphia, St. Louis, Minneapolis, and Chicago. This biennial conference will be held Wednesday, June 19, through Friday, June 21, at the Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza.

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Registration is Open for the 10th Annual Network Gathering

Mark your calendars for April 2-4, 2019 for the 10th Annual Appalachia Funders Network Gathering in beautiful Athens, Ohio. Registration is open.

Click here to claim your spot today! 


Request For Proposals: Development and Implementation of AFN Strategic Communications Plan

Project: Development and Implementation of AFN Strategic Communications Plan

Organization: Appalachia Funders Network | appalachiafunders.org

Contact: Kathryn Coulter, Network Coordinator | Kathryn@ruralsupportpartners.com | 828-273-3839

RFP Submission Deadline: Feb. 11, 2019

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Oral Health Summit Takeaways

Members of the Health Working Group hosted an Oral Health Summit in September 2018 in Charleston, WV. Over 60 people attended the event, including funders, state health departments, oral health coalitions, universities, health nonprofits, and others. The oral health summit was designed to bring together key stakeholders in the sector throughout the region to identify the unique challenges facing Central Appalachia. The group has developed an infographic highlighting the key takeaways from the summit.

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Job Opportunity at TGKVF

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Successful Models Improving Food Access & Health

The joint Food & Ag Systems Working Group between the Appalachia Funders Network and the Central Appalachian Network (CAN) worked together to conduct and publish six case studies of projects at the intersection of food access and health. Several members of the Network funded the work to document and highlight lessons from innovative projects around the region, and CAN conducted and compiled the case studies. Read on for a summary video and all six case studies.

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Oral Health Summit Highlights

The Oral Health Summit took place on September 5th in Charleston, WV, as part of the great work being done by the Health Working Group's Oral Health committee. Over 60 people attended the event, including funders, state health departments, oral health coalitions, universities, health nonprofits, and others. The oral health summit was designed to bring together key stakeholders in the sector throughout the region to identify the unique challenges facing Central Appalachia. The 2 main challenges to oral health facing Appalachia that were identified from the summit were access to care and the need for more providers. 

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