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 Administrative Fund supports all of our mission-based operations as an anchor organization dedicated to increasing charitable giving, educating and connecting donors to community needs they care about, and leading on critical community issues.

  • Geographic Affiliate Funds are unrestricted community endowments for the betterment of local communities by focusing on economic stability & growth, educational strength, commitment to arts & heritage, health, the well-being of citizens, youth engagement and overall community improvement.

    • Clinton County Community Foundation

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

      • 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.

    • Floyd County Community Foundation

      • Mountain Arts Center Fund

    • Jackson County Community Foundation

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

    • Leslie County Community Foundation

      • Kentucky School of Bluegrass and Traditional Music -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. Leslie County Arts & Culture -Designated Purpose- Support concerts, festivals, and community activities in Leslie County Kentucky

    • Perry County Community Foundation

    • Upper Cumberland Community Foundation

      • Friends of the Whitley County Farmers Market

      • Austin City Saloon

      • Moonbow Fund

      • Corbin Arts

  • Community Sports League provides youth in Perry County with opportunities to participate in sports and other team activities that keep them busy when school is not in session.

  • 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 Hazard Perry County Community Ministries.

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

  • Kentucky Infant Development Station, Inc. – Permanent Endowment to support the work of the Kentucky Infant Development Station.

  • Kentucky Mountain Health Alliance, Inc.- Permanent Endowment to support the work of Kentucky Mountain Health Alliance and the Little Flower Clinic.

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

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

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

  • Hazard Perry County Senior Citizens- Permanent Endowment for the benefit of the senior citizen programs and events in Perry County.

  • Kentucky River Region Animal Shelter –Permanent Endowment to support the Kentucky River Regional Animal Shelter.

  • Appalachian Arts Alliance Fund supports activities that stimulate creative expression, artistic awareness 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

  • Hazard Sailing School Fund introduces and instructs the sport of sailing to children and adults in the Appalachian region that would not have the resources to experience it on their own.

  • Hazard Independent College Foundation – Permanent Endowment to support student activities and scholarships at Hazard Community and Technical College.

  • Coal for Kids Fund supports annual grants to school based Family Resource and Youth Service Centers in Perry County schools.

  • Hazard Rotary Foundation, Inc. – Permanent Endowment to support the Perry County Dolly Parton Imagination Library.

  • Friends of Buckhorn Lake State Resort Park Fund supports special activities that promote Buckhorn State Park

  • Northfork Local Food Fund supports projects that provide access to locally-grown and -produced foods within communities along and around the North Fork of the Kentucky River.

  • Appalachian Arts Alliance, Inc. - Permanent Endowment to support the work of the Appalachian Arts Alliance.

  • ARH Foundation for Healthier Communities - Permanent Endowment to support the ARH Foundation for Healthier Communities.

  • Bluegrass Care Navigators –Permanent Endowment to support the work of Bluegrass Care Navigators in southeastern Kentucky.

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

  • Appalachian Food Summit

  • Growing Our Own

  • Farmers Market Double Dollars

  • Building Strong Families in Appalachia

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

  • Appalachian Connection – Permanent Endowment to support students from the Appalachian region with an Appalachian Connection scholarship award.