Fahe brings people, organizations, and resources together to build homes, communities, and a thriving Appalachia.

About Us
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With our network of 50+ diverse community-based nonprofits, we expand economic opportunity and security for all.

Our Members

As leaders, we speak with a unified voice to influence policy, philanthropy, and systems change.

Our Impact

Building Thriving Communities

Fahe is a purpose-oriented Network of 50+ diverse community-based nonprofits serving the Appalachian states of AL, MD, KY, TN, VA, and WV. We have cultivated the deepest-reaching platform to connect investment to boots-on-the-ground-leadership throughout one of the most difficult places to serve in the country.

How Fahe Works


Fahe works through our on-the-ground Membership to support local leaders, address local needs, and build up existing capacity. Fahe is Member-owned and—governed—as the needs of our Members and their communities change, so do Fahe’s strategies and priorities.


By working together to achieve Strength in Numbers across Appalachia, Fahe has grown in the depth and breadth of our impact and in our ability to influence opportunity across communities, sectors, systems, constituencies, and geographies.


Fahe has expanded our Appalachia-focused “go further together” strategy to become a leader of coalitions that advance national advocacy and systems change informed by the perspectives of local leaders and practitioners so all of our nation’s underserved regions can become places of opportunity for all people.

Since 1980, Fahe has worked with our Members and community partners to invest $1.91 billion, generate $1.76 billion in finance, and change the lives of over 941,707 people.

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Fahe Members

Fahe is powered by our boots on the ground: our Member organizations.

Latest News and Events Updates

How Fahe is Rising to Meet the Housing Crisis in Appalachia: an interview with Jim King, Fahe CEO

June 20, 2024

This post during Homeownership Month kicks off a three-part series on affordable housing. Next month will feature the perspective of one of our Member

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Gov. Beshear Announces Partnership with Fahe 

June 6, 2024

June 6, 2024 — Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear today announced that Team Kentucky has partnered with Fahe to support local communities rebuilding from the floods of 2021 and 2022 in Eastern

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Making housing a priority: Maggie Riden discusses a new Fahe advocacy case study

June 3, 2024

A new Fahe advocacy case study Making Housing a Priority reveals the power of collaborative state advocacy and provides insights to inspire housing and community development organizations to

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