Appalachian Community Fund’s 2011 General Fund Grants — Apply Now!

The Appalachian Community Fund’s General Fund Program deadline for 2011 is approaching. See ACF’s website for more information.



The Appalachian Community Fund (ACF) makes grants on a yearly basis from the General Fund Program which is supported by a combination of unrestricted funds and monies from the Alexander Fund of the New York Community Trust. ACF’s General Fund is an annual board-directed program focusing on organizing for social change and is monies organizations may use for general support as well as for programs and projects.

Grant Guidelines and How to Apply

Please download and review the General Fund application grant guidelines below. This Request for Proposals (or RFP) describes this program’s funding priorities and criteria and gives instructions on how to apply, prepare, and submit your application.

>>Download the 2011 General Fund Grant Application and Guidelines

Please take the time to read through the entire application before writing your proposal to make sure you understand what the criteria are, the information that is being requested, and the formatting that is needed.

Grant Amount

Organizations may apply for funding in one of two categories:

  1. Emerging Group/Seed Grant (up to $5,000 for groups in earlier stages of development)
  2. Movement Building Group (up to $10,000 for more established groups)

ACF Does Not Fund:

  • Profit-making organizations
  • Electoral lobbying for initiatives or public office
  • Individual efforts
  • Major capital projects
  • Social services organizations unless they demonstrate some analysis and strategies to challenge the systems that lead to the problem


For the 2011 General Fund proposals must be received in the ACF office by 5:00 PM, Wednesday, November 5, 2010. The application and guidelines for 2011 General Fund will be made available shortly. This year we have two options for submitting. Please review the RFP guidelines and information.

Kristin Tracz

About Kristin Tracz

Kristin Tracz served MACED’s Research and Policy team from 2009-2012 working on clean energy policy, energy efficiency programs and the Appalachian Transition Initiative. She joined MACED after finishing her Master of Environmental Management degree at the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies. She now lives and works in Washington, DC.