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.