Community Philanthropy in Appalachia
ARC is now embarking on a learning process to better understand the role community philanthropy can have in shaping the economic future of Appalachian communities. The process began in March 2012 with a consultation with Commission partners—including ARC state program managers and representatives of local development districts, federal agencies, and national associations—to explore how the growth of community philanthropy can bolster the resources and expertise that Appalachian communities need to create more vibrant local economies. Key issues addressed included: obstacles and challenges to community foundation development in Appalachia; promising opportunities for strengthening community philanthropy in the Region; and leading strategies for increasing the impact of community foundations on economic and community development in Appalachia.
As the Commission moves forward in this learning process, information and resources will be shared on the ARC Web site.Consultation on Community Philanthropy in Appalachia: March 13, 2012
Materials from ARC's March 2012 consultation on community philanthropy are available for download.
Additional Resources on Community Philanthropy
NADO Research Foundation report: Collaborative Leadership: Partnerships between Regional Development Organizations and Community Foundations (PDF: 1 MB)