We are proud that there are so many generous donors in our region.

Giving back to Southeast Kentucky - now and forever- is the core of the Foundation for Appalachian Kentucky. Funds held by the Foundation improve the quality of life in our region and will provide continued support now and into the future.

Each fund has its own purpose and all of the funds gain strength and support from being managed together. The Foundation is honored to serve as the steward of these funds and we strive every day to make the communities, individuals and projects served by each fund stronger.

Review our list of funds and find the right recipient for your charitable donation.

To make a donation to any of the established funds held at the Foundation, make your check payable to the Foundation for Appalachian Kentucky and write the fund name in the memo line and mail it to 420 Main Street, Hazard KY 40701, or donate online and specify the fund name as part of the online giving form. If you’d like to start your own fund, please contact us.


  • Foundation for Appalachian Kentucky- Operating

  • Perry County Community Foundation- Unrestricted Community Endowment Fund-The betterment of Perry County through focus on economic stability & growth, educational strength, commitment to arts & heritage, health, the well being our citizens, retention & engagement of youth.  Overall improvement.

  • Community Sports League- To support the activities of the Community Sports League. CFHPC serves as the Fiscal Sponsor for this group.

  • Presbyterian Child Welfare Agency/Buckhorn Children & Family Services- A permanent endowment to support the work of Buckhorn Children & Family Services.

  • Challenger Learning Center of Kentucky, Inc- Permanent Endowment to support the work of the Challenger Learning Center.

  • Hazard Perry County Community Ministries, Inc- Permanent endowment to support the work of the Hazard Perry County Community Ministries.

  • Housing Development Alliance, Inc.- Agency Endowment- Permanent endowment to support the work of the Housing Development Alliance, Inc.

  • Individuals Supporting Bulldog Education (ISBE) -Agency Endowment -Permanent endowment to support the work of Individuals Supporting Bulldog Education, Inc.

  • Kentucky Infant Development Station, Inc. -Agency Endowment-To support the work of the Kentucky Infant Development Station, Inc.

  • Kentucky Mountain Health Alliance, Inc.- Agency Endowment- To support the work of Kentucky Mountain Health Alliance, Inc., Little Flower Clinic.

  • Kentucky River Children's Advocacy Center-Agency Endowment-Permanent Endowment to support the work of Kentucky River Children's Advocacy Center, Inc.

  • Pathfinders of Perry County-Agency Endowment-Permanent endowment to support the work of Pathfinders of Perry County.

  • Perry County Cooperative Extension Service/4H-Agency Endowment-Permanent endowment for the benefit of the Perry County 4H program.

  • Youth Leadership & Philanthropy Initiative (YLPI)-Field of Interest -Permanent endowment for the benefit of the Youth Leadership & Philanthropy Initiative efforts both locally and regionally.

  •  Jackson County Community Fund -Unrestricted Community Endowment Fund-The betterment of JacksonCounty through focus on economic stability & growth, educational strength, commitment to arts & heritage, health, the well being our citizens, retention & engagement of youth.  Overall improvement.

  • Healthcare Backgrounds Health and Environment Scholarship Fund-Scholarship-

  •  Perry County Drug Court-Designated Purpose-

  •  Youth Leadership & Philanthropy Initiative Operating and Grantmaking- Field of Interest-

  •  Duff Family Coal Fund-Donor Advised-General charitable purposes as recommended by the donor over time.

  • Hazard Perry County Senior Citizens- Agency Endowment-

  •  Kentucky River Region Animal Shelter -Agency Endowment-

  • Appalachian Arts Alliance, Inc. - Operating -Special Project-To stimulate creative expression, artistic awareness, and to enrich the region by offering art education programs for children and adults, art events for communities, and to increase awareness of the many talented artists in southeastern Kentucky.

  • InVision Hazard -Special Project-

  •  Hazard Sailing School -Special Project-To introduce and instruct the sport of sailing to children and adults in the Appalachian region.

  • Clinton County Community Foundation -Donor Advised-To support the work of the community in Clinton County, Kentucky

  • Hazard Independent College Foundation -Agency Endowment-

  •  Cameron Taylor Hoskins Foundation -Agency Endowment-

  •  Coal for Kids -Field of Interest

  • Hazard Rotary Foundation, Inc. -Agency Endowment-

  •  Friends of Buckhorn Lake State Resort Park -Special Project-

  •  Leslie County Community Foundation -Unrestricted Community Endowment Fund-The betterment of Leslie County through focus on economic stability & growth, educational strength, commitment to arts & heritage, health, the well being our citizens, retention & engagement of youth.  Overall improvement.

  • Northfork Local Food -Special Project- To increase access to locally-grown and -produced foods within communities along and around the North Fork of the Kentucky River.

  • Clinton County Fund for Celebration of Traditional Arts, Music, Culture -Unrestricted Community Endowment Fund- To encourage projects which celebrate and perpetuate the creative folk arts and cultural activities characteristic of Clinton County's community heritage.

  • Friends of the Whitley County Farmers Market -Special Project-To support the charitable activities of the Whitley County Farmers Market

  • Appalachian Arts Alliance, Inc. - Endowment -Agency Endowment- A permanent endowment to support the work of the Appalachian Arts Alliance.

  • ARH Foundation for Healthier Communities -Agency Endowment-A permanent endowment to support the ARH Foundation for Healthier Communities.

  • Bluegrass Care Navigators -Agency Endowment-

  • Kentucky School of Bluegrass and Traditional Music -Donor Advised-To better the KSBTM in terms of student enrollment, technological upgrades, purchase musical instruments, the recruitment of expert speakers/demonstrations, and any other functions deemed appropriate for the betterment of the school.

  • Benny Ray and Nikki Bailey Foundation -Donor Advised-

  • Clinton County KY RCPNC Project -Designated Purpose-

  • Dr. Bertee (Bert T.) and Mrs. Retta Faye (Jett) Adkins Scholarship Fund- Scholarship -Annual scholarships to support students at Betsy Layne High School, 554 Bobcat Boulevard, Stanville, KY 41659

  • St. Paul's Mission Fund- Agency Endowment- To support mission outreach and social services that are provided to the communities of Jackson County.

  • Leveraging Enterprise in Appalachia Fund (LEAF) -Donor Advised-To leverage philanthropic, public and private capital to support enterprise projects that have potential to contribute to a just economic transition in East Kentucky.

  • Perry County Wellness Coalition (KOTM!) -Special Project- Project SCORE! Will coalesce all efforts to focus on children age 5-18 years, using school and community based programs, projects and initiatives to improve nutrition and physical activity for life.

  • Robbie Davis Memorial Foundation -Donor Advised- To support youth in Clinton County and surrounding areas by supporting academics, youth sports, and organizational and program assistance for new and existing youth and youth programs.

  • Appalachia Funders Network -Designated Purpose- Accelerating an equitable Appalachian transition by convening and connecting funders for learning, analysis, and collaboration.

  • Appalachian Impact Fund -Donor Advised-

  • Linda J. Templeton Foundation Fund -Field of Interest- To provide food for children and youth age 0-18 in Pike County when school is closed.

  • Woodrow W. and Evelyn H. Johnson Scholarship Fund -Scholarship- To serve students who will attend a KY college or university and need additional funds to cover expenses not covered by other sources. Students and their families may be low, moderate, or middle income but still require support for books, supplies, etc.

  • Woodrow W. and Evelyn H. Johnson Fund for Sandy Valley Habitat for Humanity -Field of Interest- To support Sandy Valley Habitat for Humanity in Pike County

  • Philanthropic Capital Fund for Southeast Kentucky (PhilCap) -General Unrestricted-

  • ARC POWER Grant - Building Entrepreneurial Communities -Designated Purpose- To revitalize local economic development and create a more prosperous future by nurturing and growing local entrepreneurial talent.

  • Hope Fund -Designated Purpose- To support fundraising efforts and pay operating expenses for Hope House homeless shelter in Hazard, KY

  • Foundation for Appalachian Kentucky Operating Reserve -General Unrestricted-

  • Downtown Revitalization in the Promise Zone -Designated Purpose-

  • Just Transition Fund -Designated Purpose- To build on state and federal efforts to create a focused, cross-county collaboration that promotes Southeastern Kentucky as a place rich in latent cultural assets ready for investment and exploration from current residents, visitors, and newcomers.

  • New Beginnings Learning Center Rehab -Special Project- Rehabilitating the New Beginnings Learning Center at 151 Miss Edna Lane.

  • Floyd County Fund -Unrestricted Community Endowment Fund- The betterment of Floyd County through focus on economic stability & growth, educational strength, commitment to arts & heritage, health, the well being our citizens, retention & engagement of youth.  Overall improvement.

  • Craft Scholars -Scholarship- To award scholarships for secondary education to students of Craft Academy.

  • Dr. Bertee (Bert T) & Mrs. Retta Faye (Jett) Adkins Endowed Scholarship Fund #4 -Scholarship- Provide scholarships to support Oliver Springs High School, Oliver Springs, Tn

  • Eastern Kentucky Cares: Hope from the Mountains -Designated Purpose- Phone-a-thon for hurricane relief

  • Harlan County Fund -Donor Advised-

  • Appalachian Food Summit -Designated Purpose-

  • Growing Our Own -Designated Purpose-

  • Drone Port of Kentucky, Inc. -Designated Purpose-

  • Upper Cumberland Community Foundation -Unrestricted Community Endowment Fund-

  • Hillcraft Development Corporation -Designated Purpose-

  • Farmers Market Double Dollars -Fiscal Sponsorship- The double dollar program at the Farmers Market

  • Building Strong Families in Appalachia - A Collaborative Approach -Designated Purpose-

  • Corbin Arts Fund -Designated Purpose-

  • Perry County Crisis Aid -Designated Purpose-Provide emergency assistance to people in Perry County Kentucky for utility payments, housing and other issues to prevent homelessness.

  • Leslie County Arts & Culture -Designated Purpose- Support concerts, festivals, and community activities in Leslie County Kentucky

  • Why Whitley

  • Lee County Fund -Designated Purpose-

  • South East Kentucky Creative Investment -Designated Purpose- South East Kentucky Creative Investment Assessment Project

  • Fit and Fabulous Crew -Designated Purpose- To encourage and motivate women to be emotionally, physically and spiritually fit.

  • Austin City Saloon's for the Music -Designated Purpose- To provide grants for Promise Zone counties, schools districts' music programs under privileged students desired music education and music appreciate.

  • Appalachian Connection -Agency Endowment-