Promoting Mountain Culture and Building Justice in Appalachia

The Keeper of the Mountains Foundation aims to educate and inspire people to work for healthier, more sustainable mountain communities and an end to mountaintop removal. We believe a better future in the coalfields requires everyday people to come together and recognize their power to make long-term, lasting change. We envision an organization, led by West Virginians, with real power in West Virginia. We support communities that want to move beyond a coal-based economy and put in its place an economy that values people, land, and mountain heritage.

1. Maintain Stanley Heirs Park

2. Stop Crimes of the Coal Industry

3. Transition from Coal

4. Build Community Power

5. Build Justice & Independence