Impact. Often an ill used word, sometimes obvious, sometimes not so much.
The work- “impact”- of AIF over the past five years has been obvious in helping business, their employees and families within the region survive pandemics, floods, and the collapse of a mono-economy. Perhaps not so obvious is how AIF touches so many individually through elevating foodways, facilitating childcare options, and supporting creative programming to manage the curse of drug addiction.
Since inception, AIF’s work has been far reaching in spite of limited but growing funding, driven by the thoughtfulness of an informed and unrelenting staff and board. At five years, an enormous ‘thank you’ to all engaged with AIF, a resounding ‘thank you’ to the numerous supportive funders and AIF partners. The next five years and the future is a calling to take this work, with nothing like it in the region, to new heights…one obvious or not so obvious impact at a time.
Co-Founder and Donor
Appalachian Impact Fund
Five Years of Impact
In grants to regional nonprofits, small businesses, social enterprises, and disaster relief efforts
In impact investments supporting energy efficient and affordable housing, downtown revitalization, small business, and consumer lending
Historic downtown properties stabilized, redeveloped, or under construction
In additional funding for Eastern Kentucky leveraged through our grantmaking, technical assistance, and matching investments.
Small businesses supported