Trustees Meet and Approve 2009 Grants
The advisory board trustees of the Berea College Appalachian Fund met in Berea, KY on November 21, 2008 to review 2009 Grant Applications and discuss other Appalachian Fund business. The trustees approved $500,500 in grants to thirty five different non-profit organizations in Kentucky, North Carolina, Tennessee and West Virginia. Twenty three Appalachian Fund Affiliates received $406,000, 81% of the total grants funding. First time grantees included the Caring Place of Lebanon, KY and the Appalachian Women’s Alliance of Clinchco, VA. The date of the 2009 Affiliates Gathering was set for April 30-May 1 at Berea College.