Please Join  
the Appalachian Community Fund
as we honor

Bennie Massey and Stanley Sturgill
each with the

Kentucky Appalachian Heroes Award

for their commitment to
civic engagement and social justice in Eastern Kentucky.

Friday, September 12, 2014



Darryl Cannady receives the Appalachian Community Fund’s
Board of Directors Award of Excellence!



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10 Annual Bluegrass and BBQ New York Benefit

October 16, 2014



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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). We pool resources from a range of sources including individuals, businesses, and foundations to support community-led efforts and movement for social change, to support the training and leadership development necessary to strengthenthe work in our region, and to cultivate the conditions for lasting, long-term change to be possible...Read More

More than 25 Years Working for Social Change

Since its founding in 1987, ACF has awarded over $6 million for community organizing and social justice work to more than 300 grassroots organizations in Central Appalachia.

Our 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 Appalachians every day, we can create more just, equitable, healthy communities with opportunities for everyone. ACF has had a significant impact in our region. Please visit success stories and current grantees to find out more.

Future of Social Change Change Not Charity