appalachian impact fund
appalachian impact fund


We focus our investments on organizations, projects, and Ventures that contribute to geographically Anchored communities, an empowered workforce, and community controlled assets.

Where We Fund

AIF currently has 5 priority geographies where we fund and invest: Harlan County, Knott County, Leslie County, Letcher County and Perry County. We can fund outside these core geographies to support region-wide work or work that offers a model that can benefit our priority geographies when there is a compelling opportunity.
appalachian impact fund

How We Work

The Appalachian Impact Fund blends capacity building grantmaking with creative investment capital to advance opportunity in Eastern Kentucky. We offer general operating support grants, creative capital solutions and technical assistance to community-led organizations, social enterprises, and projects that accelerate economic transition and support building community capacity. 

We think about the overall community economic development ecosystem in the region and layer our grants and social impact investments accordingly while engaging other funding and investing partners for greater collective impact.

If you are interested in investing with us or applying for funding, please download our Strategic Grantmaking Portfolio and Capital Investment Portfolio program descriptions to learn more about our priorities and approach.