Arts, Culture, and Humanities

Foxfire Fund Inc

  • Mountain City, GA
  • www.foxfire.org

Mission Statement

Foxfire is a not-for-profit, educational, and literary organization based in Rabun County, Georgia.  Foxfire’s learner-centered, community-based educational approach is advocated through both a regional demonstration site grounded in the Southern Appalachian culture that gave rise to Foxfire (The Foxfire Museum and Heritage Center) and a national program of teacher training and support that promotes a sense of place and appreciation of local people, community, and culture as essential educational tools (The Foxfire Approach to Teaching and Learning).

Main Programs

  1. Educational, literary and regional demonstration site grounded in the Southern Appalachian culture
Service Areas

Self-reported

National

Rabun County, GA; Statewide Georgia; Appalachian Region; Nationalwide; limited work at the International Level

ruling year

1969

Principal Officer since 2000

Self-reported

Mrs. Ann Moore

Keywords

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Foxfire, Appalachia, Museum, Culture, Cultural, Foxfire Books, Foxfire Magazine, Education, Teacher Training, Guided Tours, Log Cabins, Artifacts, Scholarships, Educational Approach

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Also Known As

The Foxfire Museum and Heritage Center

EIN

23-7022599

 Number

7046321360

Physical Address

200 Foxfire Lane

Mountain City, GA 30562 0541

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

History Museums (A54)

Student Services and Organizations (B80)

Adult, Continuing Education (B60)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Programs + Results

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Overview

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From the mid-1960’s when Foxfire began, to the present day, our message has remained clear and strong. That is, when learners are given appropriate responsibility for their own learning, when that learning is held to high standards and connected to the community in meaningful and authentic ways, children learn more, retain what they learn longer, and are motivated to take their learning to higher levels. Based on all we have learned over these decades, we honed, sharpened, and refined our service delivery to meet schools’, teachers’, and learners’ ever-emerging needs.  The Foxfire Approach to Teaching and Learning has now been shared with educators all across American and beyond.

Programs

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Program 1

Educational, literary and regional demonstration site grounded in the Southern Appalachian culture

Foxfire is a not-for-profit, educational, and literary organization based in Rabun County, Georgia.  Founded in 1966, Foxfire's learner-centered, community based educational approach is advocated through both a regional demonstration site grounded in the Southern Appalachian culture that gave rise to Foxfire and a national program of teacher training and support that promotes a sense of place and appreciation of local people, community, and culture as essential educational tools.

Category

Arts, Culture & Humanities

Population(s) Served

General Public/Unspecified

Children and Youth (infants - 19 years.)

Budget

$342,545.00

Service Areas

Self-reported

National

Rabun County, GA; Statewide Georgia; Appalachian Region; Nationalwide; limited work at the International Level

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THE FOXFIRE FUND INC
Fiscal year: Jan 01-Dec 31

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Principal Officer

Mrs. Ann Moore

STATEMENT FROM THE Principal Officer

"I am proud of all we have accomplished, of the possibilities our work with teachers creates for their students, and of our undying commitment to preserve, through our Foxfire Magazine, The Foxfire Book series, and particularly through our Museum and Heritage Center, the stories, artifacts, and culture of the community and people who made it all possible. We have come a long way in decades past, but there is further
to go."

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Mr. Hunter Moorman

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