How does the Network differ from a statewide network of foundations?


The Network differs from statewide grantmaker associations in that it seeks to build and support the existing movement towards the Appalachian transition as its overarching purpose. The Network also seeks to have collaborative relationships with statewide grantmaker associations so that we may combine efforts, connect members, and share best practices when possible.

Tangibly, the Network also differs from a statewide networks due to our geographic focus on central Appalachia. While our footprint lies in six Appalachian states, most of those states do not cover that whole state (except for WV).