What we do
The Mountain Association invests in people and places in Eastern Kentucky to advance a just transition to a new economy that is more diverse, sustainable, equitable and resilient.
We serve this mission in a number of ways. Our Lending team offers loans to existing and startup businesses and organizations. Because we are a Community Development Financial Institution and a nonprofit, we can offer greater flexibility and lend to folks who may not otherwise qualify. Unlike most traditional lenders, we offer flexible payment schedules and a variety of other services.
Our Business Support program connects business owners and nonprofit leaders to consultants who can help them succeed – from website development to professional photography, and more.
Our Energy experts help businesses, nonprofits, public agencies and homeowners find much-needed energy savings. We do this through utility bill analysis, on-site energy efficiency and solar assessments, financing, and grant application support.
We serve communities across