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.

Fahe Members

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

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