Our Mission

Ascent is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that strives to aid and accelerate developing communities. Through our financial education, small business lending, and advisory services, we develop relationships with individuals and local businesses that have the potential to excel but are excluded from the assistance of traditional financial institutions.

 
 
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Lending

Ascent understands the impact of small businesses on the community. We provide microloans that enable small businesses in Linden, Franklinton, Hilltop, and other developing areas to reach their potential.

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Advisory

We work diligently to develop trust and personal connections with Columbus’ small businesses. Our advisory services pair small businesses with our talented student advisory team to solve small business problems on a 1 on 1 personal level.

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Financial Education

We are a firm believer that knowledge is power, and that financial education is a crucial step to financial stability. Through our tailored financial education programs, we help our clients achieve financial autonomy. Our partnership with other non-profits allows us to reach a broad audience while our 1 on 1 sessions provide a more personal experience.

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