JTF works with and is supported by organizations committed to building a just transition for coal communities. Through our Network Partners, we connect public and private funding sources to the most impactful and scalable transition projects. Our Philanthropic Partners support JTF’s grantmaking activities, technical assistance, and operations.
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 60 members representing philanthropic, financial institution, and public sector funders in the region. Network members have formed seven issue- and sector-focused groups that seek to make fruitful connections to work on the ground, learn about best practices, and identify investment opportunities.
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.
These foundations chose to work with JTF because we've done the research, due diligence, and relationship-building to ensure their investments reach the most effective groups, working in the communities with the most critical needs, as they make the transition away from fossil fuels.