To live in a community where genuine economic opportunities are accessible to all.
To create financial equity and jobs in the Portland area through lending and business guidance to minority-owned, women-owned, disadvantaged, and low income business communities.
Ascent Funding (formerly Albina Opportunities Corporation) was founded to address financial discrimination facing African-American owned businesses in the Albina neighborhood in North/Northeast Portland. Our support for that community remains strong, but our reach has expanded to include minority- and women-owned businesses and those in low income communities throughout the Portland Metro area.
Our Founding Principles