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1,685 lending teams in the "Colleges/Universities" category
  • University of Colorado at Boulder

    University of Colorado at Boulder

    122 members have lent $55,800 in 1,653 loans
    Boulder, Colorado Category: Colleges/Universities Team since: Sep, 2008
    We loan because: Each man's death diminishes me,
    For I am involved in mankind.
    Therefore, send not to know
    For whom the bell tolls,
    It tolls for thee.
  • University of Washington

    University of Washington

    214 members have lent $53,550 in 1,761 loans
    Seattle, Washington Category: Colleges/Universities Team since: Sep, 2008
    We loan because: This is a great way for a small individual effort have a huge impact for positive change and growth. Through microfinance and small-credit loans, we give others around the world the chance to realize their potential…
  • University of Illinois

    University of Illinois

    144 members have lent $51,675 in 1,744 loans
    Urbana - Champaign, IL Category: Colleges/Universities Team since: Sep, 2008
    We loan because: We're better than other schools.
  • Xavier University

    Xavier University

    19 members have lent $51,600 in 2,051 loans
    The Xavier Nation is Global Category: Colleges/Universities Team since: Aug, 2008
    We loan because: we are living out the Jesuit tradition of being men and women for others.
  • Iowa State University

    Iowa State University

    79 members have lent $51,300 in 1,913 loans
    Ames, IA Category: Colleges/Universities Team since: Sep, 2008
    We loan because: We care
  • Yale University

    Yale University

    101 members have lent $50,075 in 1,908 loans
    New Haven, CT Category: Colleges/Universities Team since: Sep, 2008
    We loan because: Because we can...
  • University of Pennsylvania

    University of Pennsylvania

    121 members have lent $46,875 in 1,708 loans
    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Category: Colleges/Universities Team since: Sep, 2008
    We loan because: we are Quakers!
  • University of Alabama

    University of Alabama

    54 members have lent $46,775 in 1,841 loans
    Tuscaloosa, Alabama Category: Colleges/Universities Team since: Sep, 2008
    We loan because: "Never doubt that a small group of dedicated, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has. "
    Margaret Mead
  • The George Washington University (GW)

    The George Washington University (GW)

    206 members have lent $46,600 in 1,827 loans
    Washington, DC Category: Colleges/Universities Team since: Oct, 2008
    We loan because: It's important to help people without access to conventional banks acquire funding for their businesses. This enables their society to grow, their economy to grow, and their prosperity to increase.