Inside ACF
NoVo Foundation Partners with Southern Black Girls & Women's Consortium to Support Growing Movement for
Black Girls in the Southeastern U.S.
For far too long Black girls and their families here in Appalachia have been overlooked and invisible to much of philanthropy. ACF sees this partnership with NoVo Foundation and the Southern Black Girls & Women's Consortium as a real opportunity to lift up and bring much needed resources and attention to rural areas like the Appalachian region in support of the creativity and power of Black girls in the South.

I'm so excited ACF is a partner in this work!

You can read more about the initiative below. Follow these hashtags on social media as we begin this journey. #SouthernBlackGirls #FundBlackGirls #SouthernBlackGirlsConsortium

Peace, love, and justice,

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Out in the South
Join Appalachian Community Fund and the Out in the South Initiative Saturday, October 30th for the return of a special evening in Somerville, hosted by ACF colleagues and supporters Robin Carton and Meredith Smith.
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Please make checks payable to: Appalachian Community Fund
1405 East Magnolia Street Knoxville, TN 37917
Thanks for your patience as we landed on the right space and time for our West Virginia regional gathering. Special thanks to super-shero in her community Danielle Stewart for sponsoring the space in Beckley at the Raleigh County Convention Center!
Register Here
Appalachian Heroes
Marion Senior High GSA
We had the best time September 29, 2018 in Marion, Virgnia.
Thanks to all the ACF Crew that came, including board members and a special thank you to the students and teachers representing Marion Senior High GSA!
You can view more images here on our FaceBook page and read more about them here on our website.

The 26th Annual Greater Knoxville/Oak Ridge Arab-Jewish Peace Picnic will be held at our normal spot, shelter #11 at Carl Cowan Park on Northshore Dr. on Sunday, October 28th, from 1:00 PM until 3:00 PM. This will be a potluck lunch, and Middle Eastern food is encouraged though not essential. If for any reason you're not able to bring food or drink, that too is OK - please come anyway!

The picnic is open to all of Arabic and Jewish background, as well as anyone who supports peace in the Middle East. Now, at a time when there continues to be so much violence in the Mid East region, and Israeli-Palestinian peace prospects seem so dim, it's especially important to come together to help continue our local tradition of peace and reconciliation.

Pass the word to your friends, and come and enjoy the camaraderie and all the tasty treats!


Join the Tennessee Coalition to End Domestic & Sexual Violence on
April 14-16, 2019 at our
17th Annual Conference at the
Franklin Marriot Cool Springs in Franklin, TN.
More information coming soon at

We hope to see you there!


"Changing the Course of Health in Tennessee:

New Strategies for Access to Affordable Health Care for ALL Tennessee"

I hope you'll join us for this year for Tennessee Health Care Campaign's annual conference.

Wendell Potter, author of Deadly Spin, founder of, and Affordable Care Act expert is our keynote speaker. We also have a great line up of panel speakers to talk on issues of Medicaid, Rural Hospitals, Work Requirements, and more.

Please register soon via our registration page or call Susan Veale at 615-227-7500.


Clare Sullivan

P.S. My son did the graphic for the conference - I hope you like it! (Click for flyer)

Tennessee Health Care Campaign

1321 Murfreesboro Pike, Ste. 311, Nashville, TN 37217

Applications for the 2019 cohort of the Ridgeway Transformative Leadership Experience are now being accepted. Ridgeway is an immersive year-long experience for leaders in Central Appalachia at any stage of life who are looking to “level up” in their personal, interpersonal, organizational and network development. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until the cohort is full and applicants are encouraged to apply by Monday, October 1, 2018 to ensure consideration for the 2019 cohort 

Participants are chosen with the intent that each cohort reflects multiple dimensions of diversity and experience inherent in its East Kentucky home base and the surrounding region. Ridgeway is cross-sector and intergenerational. 

Visit to find out more or contact program facilitator Carrie Brunk directly.
MACED is partnering with East Kentucky Concentrated Employment Program (EKCEP) to create some great opportunities for displaced coal industry workers who want to start a new career in the energy economy. Other candidates may also be qualified as determined by EKCEP. These New Energy Internships pay well and are designed to lead either to full employment or the opportunity to start a new business in the new energy economy.
For More Information
West Virginia
Join Friends of Blackwater's team! You don't need to be a runner to participate in Run for It - we welcome walkers and joggers as well. Can't make it? Donate to the team by clicking here.
If you are going to be in Davis on the 29th, you can also help us run our booth at the Leaf Peepers Festival after the race. You can learn more about how to get involved on our website.
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Save the Date!

Mountain State Racial Justice Summit
Rekindle Power. Generate Light. Build Futures.
November 30 and December 1, 2018
West Virginia’s first racial justice conference
Location, Call for Proposals, and Registration Details TBA
Facebook Event Page
Opportunities In Central Appalachia

New Opportunities to Volunteer with TIRRC This Year!

Do you want to get more involved with the immigrant and refugee community?
Volunteer with TIRRC! We’re excited to launch our new volunteer program.
We have many upcoming volunteer activities, including helping out at our legal workshops, English classes, and events!
For More Information
Support Appalachian Community Fund
Shop With Your Kroger Card
Did you know you can supportAppalachian Community Fund (ACF) in your community  just by shopping at Kroger? It's easy when you enroll in Kroger CommunityRewards®! To get started, sign up with your Plus Card, and select Appalachian Community Fund. Once you're enrolled, you'll earn rewards for ACF every time you shop and use your Plus Card! To use your Kroger card to support ACF.
Shop at AmazonSmile
Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to Appalachian Community Fund, Inc. whenever you shop on AmazonSmile.
AmazonSmile is the same Amazon you know. Same products, same prices, same service. Support your charitable organization by starting your shopping 

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