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Grants & Loans


Foundation for Appalachian Advancement (not sure of service area)

Human / Economic Appalachian Development

Opportunity Finance Network  

     (Community Development Financial Institution Locator)

Grants with the USFS

Their Calendar

2022 ARC Power Grant Checklist:  How to Prepare and Apply

Presented by SOAR

Eastern KY

Foundation for Appalachian Kentucky (Grantees)

Kentucky Highlands Investment Corporation

(SKED) Southeast Kentucky Economic Development Corporation

     Business Loans

Grant Ready Kentucky

Grant Ready Kentucky is a charitable program fiscally sponsored by Blue Grass Community Foundation. We serve the entire state of Kentucky, with a headquarters in Lexington, KY. We are a collective of grant and nonprofit professionals, accountants, designers, policy advocates, philanthropists, and entrepreneurs helping Kentucky’s nonprofits get “Grant Ready”.

Western NC

Northeastern TN

Grant Incentives

Northeast Tennessee Economic Development Corporation 


Virginia Small Business Financing Authority

Virginia Community Capital

Cumberland Forest Community Fund

City of Norton, Wise, Russell, Tazewell, Dickenson, Buchanan, Lee, or Scott

Foundation for Appalachian Advancement

TNC and UVA-Wise Announce New Local Grant Program

The collaboration will support nature-based economic and community development in seven counties of Southwest Virginia.

the Launch place (Patrick and Pittsylvannia Counties)

pitch competitions

pre-seed funding

seed funding

Talent Attraction Program: Student Loan Repayment

Virginia Tobacco Region Revitalization Commission

Since 2019, $7.6 million has been paid out to 299 recent college graduates who joined the program. The first group was chosen in October 2019. A second round was selected in April 2020. The third round moved to the area in May 2021 and a fourth group will be selected on March 31, 2022. 

The Alleghany Foundation

The Alleghany Foundation accepts electronic grant applications year-round.

Virginia Environmental Endowment

The mission of the Virginia Environmental Endowment is to improve the quality of the environment by using its capital, expertise and resources to encourage all sectors to work together to prevent pollution, conserve natural resources, and promote environmental literacy.

Southern WV

The West Virginia Jumpstart Savings Program

allow individuals and families to take advantage of state tax benefits and save money for future expenses associated with startup business costs for trade or vocational businesses.

Small Business Development Center (Funding)

West Virginia Grant Watch

Try This West Virginia

Southern West Virginia Tourism Initiative (Loans)

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