The creation of the Southern Appalachian Fund would not have
been possible without the commitment, support, and patience of
a number of southern Appalachia's most prominent stakeholders.
Our institutional investors are committed to the region's growth
and prosperity because they understand that their own interests
are enhanced by the development of the markets in which they do
- Kentucky Highlands Investment Corporation
- Concord Transaction Services
- Farmers & Merchants Bank
- First Bank
- Banc One Neighborhood Dev. Corporation
- National City Community Dev. 909, LLC
- Tennessee Valley Authority
- The F. B. Heron Foundation
- The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation
In addition to our institutional investors, the U.S. Small Business
Administration (SBA) provided the Fund with significant financial
leverage, which more than doubled the money available for investment
in southern Appalachia and allows SAF to provide operational assistance
to qualified companies.
The Operational Assistance component of the Southern Appalachian
Fund was funded in part by a grant from SBA (Grant # SBAHQ-03-G-0005).
SBA's funding is not an endorsement of any products, opinions,
or services. All SBA funded programs are extended to the public
on a nondiscriminatory basis.