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The Center for Appalachian Philanthropy

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The Center for Appalachian Philanthropy is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization, established in June of 2009. AppaPhil's primary objective is to attract philanthropic investment in Appalachia and its purposes are to: (A) offer networking platforms and educational support services to nonprofits, and (B) provide and attract resources to help organizations fulfill their missions.

AppaPhil's team, of highly qualified professionals from diverse backgrounds, focuses on: engaging communities, building relationships, developing strong leadership, and encouraging collaboration for change, thus creating a more just and sustained Appalachian region. It is concerned with solutions to fundamental problems like poverty, poor health, and low educational achievement.

AppaPhil provides training and support for nonprofit capacity building, facilitates social entrepreneurship, and acts as an incubator for new and needed programs in the rural counties of Appalachia. It serves to attract resources to the region, providing opportunities for philanthropic investment while sharing stories to reflect the good of philanthropy.

Working Together to Build Strong Communities in Rural Appalachia

The Center for Appalachian Philanthropy provides service through five program areas:

  • Health and Human Services
  • Non-profit Resources
  • Building Community
  • Faith-Based Partnerships
  • Growing Philanthropy.

These program areas have signature applications that work cohesively to allow the AppaPhil Team to serve as a hub of connectivity and model for positive change for the region.

AppaPhil currently operates in the central Appalachian region, primarily in the distressed and at-risk counties of Kentucky, Ohio, and West Virginia.

The mission of the Center for Appalachian Philanthropy is to connect people's time, talent, and treasure for the good of Appalachian communities. The vision of AppaPhil is to have well sustained Appalachian communities.

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