Since its inception, the Foundation has put more than $30 million directly back into the heart of Eastern Kentucky, awarded over 10,000 grants, and received more than 12,000 donations.
How We Work
We believe in consistently and intentionally shifting control back into the hands of local leaders.
We Support Communities
We combine the stability of a traditional community foundation with the innovation of impact investing and supporting social enterprises.
We Develop Leadership
We motivate and develop community leaders and eliminate barriers to growth.
We Grow Assets
We connect resources to local people and programs creating equitable, lasting, and positive change.
What Makes Us
The Foundation for Appalachian Kentucky meets communities where they are instead of telling them where they should be. Because, at the end of the day, we believe that investing in the people rooted in communities is the way to make them better.
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Rising Where WE’re Rooted
Discover how we are helping to reclaim the power of community for Eastern Kentucky.