READY Nonprofits

READY Nonprofits is one of four tracks offered by ARC’s READY Appalachia initiative.

Appalachian nonprofits are mission-driven organizations committed to meeting pressing community needs. However, these organizations often lack the capacity and resources to put ideas into action. 

Through READY Nonprofits, ARC provides no-cost training to help leaders of nonprofits serving the Appalachian Region build skills in federal grant application and management, financial management, fundraising, employee recruitment and retention, marketing, and operations.

After successful completion of their training, participants can apply for up to $25,000 in funding (no match required) to implement internal capacity building projects that will help them better serve Appalachian communities. 

Latest News

ARC Awards $1.6 Million through READY Nonprofits

As of March 2024, more than $1.6 million has been awarded to 68 nonprofits serving 12 states.

Applications will be accepted later in 2024 for another round of training and funding.

Helping Appalachian Nonprofits Access Resources

Nonprofits serving communities in the Appalachian Region are eligible for READY Nonprofits. Organizations focused on the following groups and areas are strongly encouraged to participate: 

  • Historically underserved and marginalized populations