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Appalachian Community Fund

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The Appalachian Community Fund (ACF) is a publicly supported, non-profit grantmaking organization that provides resources and support to grassroots organizations working to overcome the underlying causes of poverty and injustice in Central Appalachia (East Tennessee, Eastern Kentucky, Southwest Virginia, and West Virginia).

Since 1987, they have awarded over 6 million dollars to more than 300 grassroots organizations working for social change in Central Appalachia.

Their motto – Change, Not Charity ™ – reflects their vision to support social change organizing and their conviction that, by networking and partnering with organizations working to address the root causes of the problems facing Central Appalachians every day, we can create more just, equitable, and healthy communities with opportunities for everyone.