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Nonprofit funders are growing craft beverage producers in Appalachia

Our Craft Beverage Fund supports budding local brewers, distillers and winemakers. Because we’re a nonprofit, we can give tastemakers extra help with uniquely designed terms to grow their boozy business. We can accept offbeat collateral like grapevines or bottle labels, and help beverage makers get more funding for better equipment or the freshest, more high-quality ingredients— so they can craft every sip. … Continue reading

Ingredients for Success

The Progress Fund and its Trail Town Program® were mentioned in a recent article about the growing resources available for trail-based businesses. As the economic impact and use of regional trails increases, community-focused organizations are helping entrepreneurs take advantage of trail-driven economic opportunities in their towns. Through the development of business plans, project financing and entrepreneurial coaching, each organization offers … Continue reading