Special Announcement
ACF Gatherings

As we wrap up our annual assessment, we hope you can join the ACF staff and board at one of our Gatherings in June.


The Gatherings will offer opportunities to network, share learnings from the field, hear different perspectives, and think strategically about the future of ACF and the ways it supports social change and social justice work in the Central Appalachian Region.


At the Gatherings we will:

  • share the information gathered from the Assessment conducted by ACF over the past several months;
  • engage in conversations about how to most effectively use what we've learned to further refine and define the role of ACF as a supporter of social change work;
  • discuss a special initiative being considered by ACF for future funding strategies;
  • share food and fun!


West Virginia/Virginia 


June 19, 2014

12-4:00 p.m.

1114 Quarrier St, Charleston, 3rd
Floor Charleston, West Virginia


June 12th




June 28, 2014

10:30-3 p.m.

Birdhouse, 800 N. 4th Ave 

Knoxville, Tennessee


June 21st


The Gatherings will be small so RSVP early to ensure participation!

RSVP to patricia@appalachiancommunityfund.org or call 865-523-5783


I hope you can join us! 


As always thanks for reading. Thanks for sharing. And thanks for being a part of a community of readers that celebrate Change, not Charity in Central Appalachia!


Peace, love and light,


Executive Director




Please remember if you have something you would like to include in 

eAppalActions, make sure to send your information to Patricia Jones, patricia@appalachiancommunityfund.org, before the 15th of each month. 


About Us 

 To get involved contact Margo Miller via email margo@appalachiancommunityfund.org or by phone 865-523-5783.  Thank you for your continued support of ACF and Central Appalachia.  Here's to another 25 years of Change, Not Charity!

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.
Over 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.  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 
865-523-5783 phone * 865-523-1896 fax

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