Kentuckians For The Commonwealth (KFTC)

Kentuckians For The Commonwealth is a statewide citizens’ organization working for a new balance of power and a just society. 

As we work together we build our strength, individually and as a group, and we find solutions to real life problems. We use direct action to challenge – and change – unfair political, economic and social systems. Our membership is open to all people who are committed to equality, democracy, and non-violent change.

We have a vision. We are working for a day when Kentuckians – and all people – enjoy a better quality of life. When the lives of people and communities matter before profits. When our communities have good jobs that support our families without doing damage to the water, air and land. When companies and the wealthy pay their share of taxes and can’t buy elections. When all people have health care, shelter, food, education, clean water and other basic needs. When children are listened to and valued. When discrimination is wiped out of our laws, habits and hearts. And when the voices of ordinary people are heard and respected in our democracy.

http://kftc.org

Learn more about KFTC’s work. Read Eat, Drink, Hear Great Music: Building the New Economy in Small-Town Kentucky.

Grants

Three-Day CommonBound Conference in Buffalo, New York
Travel for KFTC member-leaders, and staff to the CommonBound 2016 conference hosted by the New Economy Coalition in Buffalo, New York.
Amount $3,807
Year(s) 2016
Region Kentucky
Primary Approach Just Transition in Eastern Kentucky
 
Empower Kentucky Project: Digital and Visual Communications Collaboration with Citizen Engagement Lab
Support for KFTC and Citizen Engagement Lab to create, distribute, and make strategic use of three visual communications products that are central to the success of the Empower Kentucky project, including an informative slideshow about the Clean Power Plan, an animated video on Kentucky's changing energy landscape, and website updates
Amount $50,000
Year(s) 2016
Region Kentucky
Primary Approach Just Transition in Eastern Kentucky
 
Appalachia-Wales Exchange
Travel exchange to the southern coalfields of Wales
Amount $2,961
Year(s) 2015
Region Kentucky
Primary Approach Travel
 
General Operations
Amount $3,300,000
Year(s) 2013-2020
Region Kentucky
Primary Approach Just Transition in Eastern Kentucky
 
Our Power Gathering in Richmond, California
Travel to attend the Our Power gathering in Richmond, California.
Amount $4,000
Year(s) 2014
Region Kentucky
Primary Approach Travel
 
KNP Media Training
Training with communications consultants from KNP Communications.
Amount $3,619
Year(s) 2014
Region Kentucky
Primary Approach Just Transition in Eastern Kentucky
 
Climate Justice Convening in Black Mesa, Arizona
Travel to attend the Our Power gathering in Black Mesa, Arizona.
Amount $1,750
Year(s) 2013
Region Kentucky
Primary Approach Travel
 
General Operations
Amount $150,000
Year(s) 2012-2014
Region Kentucky
Primary Approach Collaboration and Movement Building
 
Building Toward a Just Transition
Project with Labor Network for Sustainability to promote a new report called Jobs Beyond Coal, build relationships with labor groups in Eastern Kentucky, engage new constituencies in a conversation about a just transition for Appalachia, hold a convening with a variety of stakeholders, and develop a set of policy proposals.
Amount $50,000
Year(s) 2012
Region Kentucky
Primary Approach Collaboration and Movement Building
 
White Paper on a Sustainable Environmental Movement
White paper on how to build a sustainable environmental movement.
Amount $2,500
Year(s) 2011
Region Kentucky
Primary Approach Research