Welcome to the Foundation for Appalachian Kentucky
The Foundation for Appalachian Kentucky is thrilled to announce its newest affiliate, the Johnson County Community Foundation.
When the Foundation developed its affiliate community foundation network, they wanted to use the experience that comes with being a nationally accredited community foundation to support the local passions and priorities of the region. This way, the funding and decision making could remain in the hands of the people who reside within the communities.
When an affiliate community foundation is established, an advisory board is put in place. The advisory board is comprised of local leaders who are responsible for addressing local needs and creating an endowment fund which will establish a lasting legacy for that community.
A major benefit of forming an affiliate Foundation in partnership with the Foundation for Appalachian Kentucky is the new community foundation will have the administrative support, guidance and philanthropic expertise provided by experienced staff.
“We believe in real change and transformation at the Foundation for Appalachian Kentucky,” said Kathy King Allen, Community Engagement Officer for the Foundation for Appalachian Kentucky. “When communities like Johnson County are supported, they are strengthened by the people who are rooted there.”
The Johnson County Community Foundation board members include Daffiny Trimble (Chair), Jerry Price (Vice-Chair), Connie Bayes (Treasurer), Tammy Barker (Secretary), Dewey Bocook, Doug Pugh, and Chris Slone.
“We are excited to join together to ensure Johnson County continues to be a place we love to work and live,” said Daffiny Trimble. “Our goal and hope is to continue to strengthen our communities for generations to come.”
Local focus is the driving force of the Foundation for Appalachian Kentucky, and the affiliate community foundation network is an extension of that. When funding and decision making remains within the communities impacted, the priorities of the people can become a reality. The Foundation is proud to be a partner in Johnson County rising where it’s rooted.
To donate to the Johnson County Fund, visit https://bit.ly/JohnsonCountyCF. You can also send checks to Johnson County Community Foundation, P.O. Box 474, Paintsville KY 41240.