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Non-Profit Foundation
FINANCIAL | Lending / Consumer

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Grant - IV | Alive

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About Kiva

Kiva aims to connect people through lending for the sake of alleviating poverty via Kiva is a person-to-person micro-lending website, empowering individuals to lend directly to entrepreneurs in the developing world. The people users see on Kiva's site are real individuals in need of funding - not marketing material. When users browse entrepreneurs' profiles on the site, choose someone to lend to, and then make a loan, users are helping a real person make great strides towards economic independence and improve life for themselves, their family, and their community. Throughout the course of the loan (usually 6-12 months), users can receive email journal updates and track repayments. Then, when users get their loan money back, users can relend to someone else in need.

Kiva Headquarter Location

875 Howard Street Suite 340

San Francisco, California, 94103,

United States


Latest Kiva News

Gardner Capital partners with Kiva

Nov 25, 2021

Submitted Gardner Capital, a private equity firm and alternative investment platform specialising in multifamily housing and renewable energy development and investment, is partnering with Kiva through Gardner Capital's GCRE Upward Mobility Fund to accelerate minority-led small business access to finance in Texas. The partnership will initially focus on supporting BIPOC small business owners in the Dallas and Houston markets, and provide a revolving fund to match loans raised on Kiva's crowd-funding platform – both increasing the total funding available and accelerating the speed of funding loans for entrepreneurs. "We are truly thankful for the opportunity to begin our partnership with Kiva through our initial loan matching fund – this is just the start of what we expect to be a truly long term partnership and one that we can grow substantially with additional funds in the coming years," says Michael Gardner, Founder of the GCRE Upward Mobility Fund and CEO of Gardner Capital. "We are committed to providing additional funding for new loan matching programs with Kiva on an annual basis." This recent commitment from the GCRE Upward Mobility Fund is a part of Gardner Capital's broader commitment to provide more than USD5 million in capital to support upward mobility in financially excluded or historically underserved communities through a variety of programs and partnerships including direct equity investments, venture and seed capital, low interest soft funding, grants, and other funding.

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Expert Collections containing Kiva

Expert Collections are analyst-curated lists that highlight the companies you need to know in the most important technology spaces.

Kiva is included in 2 Expert Collections, including Digital Lending.


Digital Lending

1,148 items

This collection contains companies that provide alternative means for obtaining a loan for personal or business use and companies that provide software to lenders for the application, underwriting, funding or loan collection process.



7,165 items

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