Special Edition 2012
Happy 25th Anniversary Appalachian Community Fund!

25 Years of Change, Not Charity

Be a Part of Regional Change, Make a Gift Today

Throughout the past 25 years, the Appalachian Community Fund (ACF) has granted over six million dollars to social justice organizations working in Eastern Kentucky, East Tennessee, Southwest Virginia and West Virginia.

ACF has provided support to strengthen and build infrastructure within our grantee organizations, increase environmental awareness and activism, fight against racism, sexism, and other isms that oppress people. Our grantee organizations work to provide transparencies in government, educational opportunities, and economic development.

We support areas with little or no access to other financial resources and grassroots groups which are often too small, too new, or working on issues that are too controversial for traditional funding sources. We have seen many positive changes in the region and are grateful to support the work, the victories and the challenges.

As we look to our continuing journey toward justice, we ask for your support in strengthening this region of incomparable beauty and richness of culture.

Please consider a gift of $25, $250, $2,500, or anything in between to celebrate this milestone. Give today and keep ACF growing strong in affecting Change, Not Charity in Central Appalachia.

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"Change does not roll in on the wheels of inevitability, but comes through continuous struggle. And so we must straighten our backs and work for our freedom."

~ Martin Luther King, Jr.

About Us
Mission Statement
The Appalachian Community Fund funds and encourages grassroots social change in Central Appalachia. ACF works to build a sustainable base of resources to support community-led organizations seeking to overcome and address issues of race, economic status, gender, sexual identity, and disability. As a community-controlled fund, ACF offers leadership to expand and strengthen the movement for social change through its practices and policies.
25 Years Working for Social Change
Since its founding in 1987, ACF has awarded over $5 million for community organizing and social justice work to more than 300 grassroots organizations in Central Appalachia. Out motto - Change, Not Charity - reflects our vision to support social change organizing and our conviction that, by networking and partnering with organizations working to address the root causes of social, racial, economic and environmental problems facing Central Appalachia every day, we can create more just, equitable healthy communities with opportunities for every one. ACF has had a significant impact in our region. Please visit success stories and current grantees to find out more.

Appalachian Community Fund
507 South Gay Street
Suite 1120
Knoxville, TN 37902
865-523-5783 phone
865-523-1896 fax

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