ACEnet is a not-for-profit community development organization that operates through grant funding as well as community support. The networks created by ACEnet help to sustain our programs and benefit our entrepreneurs.


Ways to Support ACEnet

Charitable Donations
Tax deductible donations of cash, equipment and other assets are leveraged to access additional funding.

Board Membership
Diversity in business experience, community leadership and cultural and economic backgrounds provide expertise and access to additional networks.

Business Support Network
Experienced entrepreneurs, business service professionals, investors, and community influentials form a strategic support system for regional businesses.


Current Funders


Local / Regional

Athens County Convention and Visitor's Bureau 

Athens Chamber of Commerce 

Athens Foundation

Foundation for Appalachian Ohio

Appalachian Regional Commission

Governor's Office of Appalachia

Hickory Ridge Artists and Orchardists

Nelsonville Historic Square Arts District

Ohio’s Appalachian Country

Ohio Arts Council

Ohio Department of Development

Ohio Premium Pine Cooperative

Ohio Rural Development

Ohio University’s Voinovich Center

Sisters' of St. Joseph Charitable Fund


Economic Development Administration

Charles Stewart Mott Foundation

Community Food Project - USDA

Housing and Urban Development

Farm Aid

Kellogg Foundation

Department of Labor