Reclaim Appalachia

Coalfield Development Corporation

Funding Received: 2014
Huntington, WV
$350,000
Funding Period: 1 year and 5 months

Huntington, WV functions as a quasi-urban center of opportunity for this rural Appalachian region. The Coalfield Development Corporation has taken site control of a former factory and has proposed repurposing the abandoned space as a creative hub for community gathering and engagement, on-the-job training in craft work utilizing reclaimed materials, and live-work space for artists, artisans, and creative small business incubation.

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See below for recent updates, press, and events from this project

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Mar 27, 2017
Danny Ferguson didn’t like what he saw happening in Lincoln County, West Virginia, where he grew up. The downturn in the coal industry had hit... Read More
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Jan 17, 2016
Brandon Dennison, 29, co-founder and executive director of the Coalfield Development Corp., has been named to The Chronicle of Philanthropy's list of "40 Under 40:... Read More
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Jan 5, 2016
His answer was the Coalfield Development Corporation, a nonprofit that trains people to demolish, build, and rehabilitate homes and buildings in southern West Virginia. Participants... Read More
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Dec 14, 2015
As America turns to cleaner sources of energy, the coal industry is drying up. And West Virginia, whose economy depended on the coal industry, is... Read More