Appalachian Opportunity Fund was born out of the work of a $230 million dollar financial institution serving central Appalachia. From 2014 through 2018 the credit union developed an impactful financial coaching model that changed the lives of hundreds of people. When the credit union discontinued the program in 2019, former employees came together to keep the impactful financial coaching program alive. Today, AOF seeks to offer our program to people and communities across northeast Tennessee, and eventually, all of the greater Appalachian region. AOF seeks to stimulate community wealth in Central Appalachia by nurturing individual financial stability.