Appalachia Funders Network

Appalachia Funders Network accelerates an equitable Appalachian transition by convening and connecting funders for learning, analysis, and collaboration. A co-creator and key partner of the Fund, the Appalachia Funders Network provides critical connections to local community partners through its 40 members representing philanthropic and public sector funders in the region. The Network is currently engaged in a project to map the supply and demand of impact capital in Appalachia, build a pipeline of investable deals, and connect impact investors to those deals.

Appalachian Regional Commission

The Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) is a U.S. federal-state partnership that works with the people of Appalachia to create opportunities for self-sustaining economic development and improved quality of life. As a critical partner in the federal POWER program, ARC has worked closely with the Fund to help community leaders understand and navigate the federal grant process. ARC is developing a resource guide for economic transition for Appalachian community leaders that will help inform work in coalfield and power plant communities across the country.

Delta Institute

Delta works in partnership with business, government and communities in the Great Lakes region to create and implement innovative, market-driven solutions that build environmental resilience, economic vitality and healthy communities. The Fund has engaged the Delta Institute to fill a gap in the field by providing specialized assistance to power plant communities, appropriate to the local context, to help communities develop models to inform their work.

Philanthropic Partners