FOUNDATION FOR APPALACHIAN KENTUCKY INC

Rising Where We're Rooted

Hazard, KY   |  http://www.appalachianky.org/

Mission

Local people, local decisions, local impact. The Foundation for Appalachian Kentucky is an organization serving Southeastern Kentucky with 8 affiliates in 12 counties. We help Kentuckians across the state give to the causes they care about, and we make grants to make life better for all people.

Ruling year info

2000

Chief Executive Officer

Ms. Gerry Roll

Chief Operating Officer

Kristin Walker Collins

Main address

420 Main St

Hazard, KY 41701 USA

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EIN

61-1329396

NTEE code info

Community Foundations (T31)

IRS filing requirement

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Programs and results

What we aim to solve

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Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Appalachian Rural Development Philanthropy Initiative

We are developing financial and other resources to strengthen rural places and families in Appalachian Kentucky, now and into the future. To do this, we convene, fundraise, build endowments, make grants and other community-building opportunities. We engage a broad range of community institutions and individuals—especially those historically excluded from economic development, community and philanthropic endeavors.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Children and youth
Economically disadvantaged people

There is such a strong sense of pride across our region. Pride in where we live, where we work, where we raise our families and where we choose to make a difference. The Foundation for Appalachian Kentucky enables people with philanthropic interests to easily and effectively support the causes they care about—immediately or through their estate plans.

Population(s) Served
Adults

The Appalachian Impact Fund (AIF) is a pioneering social impact investment fund that blends capacity-building grantmaking with investment capital for community economic development in the coalfields of Eastern Kentucky. By matching nimble early-state capital to overlooked entrepreneurs and neglected downtowns, AIF readies our communities for investment.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Where we work

Accreditations

Council on Foundations Accredited

National Standards Seal of Accreditation 2017

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Total number of grants awarded

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Community Affiliates

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Goals & Strategy

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Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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FOUNDATION FOR APPALACHIAN KENTUCKY INC

Board of directors
as of 7/15/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Joel Brashear

Hyden Citizens Bank

Term: 2012 - 2023

Crissy Fiscus

Pepper Pointe

Danny Maggard

Kentucky River Properties

Alison Davis

Community Economic Development Initiative of Kentucky

Maria Braman

Appalachian Regional Healthcare

Joel Brashear

Hyden Citizens Bank

Keith Gabbard

Peoples Rural Telephone Cooperative

Corey Chesnut

Forcht Bank

Josh Howard

Howard Law Firm, PLC

Janet Smith

Kentucky Farm Bureau Insurance

Kathy Atkins

City of Pikeville

Ellen Williams

Ellen Williams, LLC

Sandi Curd

Kentucky Highlands Investment Corp.

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Not applicable

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 07/15/2021

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? GuideStar partnered on this section with CHANGE Philanthropy and Equity in the Center.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

The organization's co-leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

Equity strategies

Last updated: 07/15/2021

Policies and practices developed in partnership with Equity in the Center, a project that works to shift mindsets, practices, and systems within the social sector to increase racial equity. Learn more

Data
  • We review compensation data across the organization (and by staff levels) to identify disparities by race.
  • We ask team members to identify racial disparities in their programs and / or portfolios.
Policies and processes
  • We use a vetting process to identify vendors and partners that share our commitment to race equity.
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.
  • We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.
  • We measure and then disaggregate job satisfaction and retention data by race, function, level, and/or team.
  • We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.