Appalachian Community Capital was created in 2013 to increase small business lending by providing underserved communities with new sources of capital.
ACC is a certified community development financial institution and a wholesale development finance intermediary. Sixteen high-performing CDFIs and mission-driven lenders are ACC members and are committed to meeting the credit needs of rural Appalachia.
ACC doesn’t do direct lending. Instead, ACC raises capital and lends the money to its member organizations. They, in turn, make loans to small business owners and entrepreneurs in Appalachia.
What is a success story but a dream turned into reality? At ACC, we’re working hard to ensure that our members are providing loans and technical assistance to small business owners –including women and persons of color- who are seeking to start or grow their businesses.