Kiva envisions a more equitable world where everyone, regardless of their economic circumstances, has the opportunity to thrive. With support from our donors and partners, we can give more people access to financial resources and a path to economic freedom.
Meet your giving team
We’re here to ensure you have everything you need to make a major impact, from answering questions and sharing specifics about Kiva's impact to fostering a relationship that deepens your connection with the people your gift helps support.
Senior Director, Strategic Partnerships
Impact investing, social entrepreneurship, food and agriculture
Talking to Kiva donors is one of the best parts of my job. I love hearing about their lives and understanding what motivates their generosity.
Senior Manager, Strategic Partnerships
Education, female empowerment, social entrepreneurship
Kiva donors are extraordinary individuals who understand the transformative potential of empowering changemakers with capital and decision-making authority.
Senior Associate, Strategic Partnerships
I love the kind, thoughtful, and generous lenders and donors who make up the Kiva community. They truly make the compounding impact of Kiva loans possible!
Reasons to support Kiva with a gift
Catalyst for greater impact
With 2 million lenders and hundreds of lending and social enterprise partners in 70+ countries, we’re experts at making your impact go further — powering programs that support marginalized communities, recycling funds to make the most of every dollar, and pulling together millions of crowdfunded loans to change people’s lives.
Innovation for lasting change
As a trailblazer in financial access, we’re constantly evolving to meet the needs of a changing world. With years of research insights and proven expertise, we build technology to support pioneering programs that create sustainable economic growth for future generations.
Personal impact in a person’s life
Kiva not only advances financial equity as a human right, but our work every day achieves a tangible impact — creating positive change in real people’s lives, moving them toward a brighter future.
Mutual respect and dignity
Kiva’s unique model goes beyond traditional philanthropy by enabling mutual connection between supporters and borrowers. Crowdfunded loans create partnerships of dignity that respect people’s autonomy and recognize their agency to build economic stability.
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Your support enables us to grow our network of local lending partners, introduce new technologies for lenders and borrowers, develop unique approaches for reaching target populations, and most importantly, provide life-changing loans to people around the world.
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Economist No Boundaries Innovation Award
Gold Halo Awards for Best Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Initiative and Best Employee Engagement Initiative
Skoll Award for Social Entrepreneurship
More ways to give
Through our partnership with FreeWill, we’ve made it easy for you to make a gift to Kiva that aligns with your values and goals. It’s 100% free to you and provides a simple and intuitive way to make your tax-deductible donation and help create a more financially inclusive future.
You can donate stocks or securities to help Kiva advance financial inclusion and give more people the resources they need to thrive. Easily give securities in a just few minutes with our secure online donation tool.Give securities online
Giving through your DAF can create an immediate impact in people’s lives while making the most of tax benefits. With Freewill, you can give in just a few simple steps.Give through a DAF
Individual Retirement Accounts
If you or a family member have an IRA and are age 70½ or above, you can make a tax-free, qualified charitable distribution (QCD) to support Kiva. Our easy online tool can help you complete the paperwork in just minutes.Give through an IRA
Donating crypto is one of the most tax-efficient ways for individuals to support causes they care about. We accept Bitcoin, Ethereum, and over 80 additional leading cryptocurrencies. Use our secure online tool to donate in just 10 minutes.Donate crypto
Check, ACH, or Wire
To donate via transfer, simply submit this form and a team member will reach out to you. For checks, please make payable to Kiva Microfunds and mail to the address below. Please include your return address or email to receive a tax receipt. Kiva Attn: Finance Department 986 Mission Street, Suite #400 San Francisco, CA 94103
How Kiva uses donations
As a nonprofit, we rely on gifts to cover the important work we do every day and enable us to innovate and expand our programs. We work closely with local partners to ensure every dollar advances our mission to support communities with the most need for financial equity, focusing on refugees and displaced people, women, people impacted by climate change, and systemically marginalized U.S. communities.
Your gift is vital to expanding financial access in communities worldwide.
Allows Kiva to facilitate new loans to 290 borrowers around the world.
Funds an in-depth assessment to measure a partner’s performance and borrower outcomes.
Provides technical assistance for a local Lending Partner to improve policies and services.
Enables tech integrations for 10 Lending Partners to post and maintain loans on Kiva.org.
A gift of $75,000 can enable us to launch a Kiva U.S. hub in a new city.
Kiva partners with existing organizations around the U.S. that provide support to local entrepreneurs. By launching a Kiva Hub partnership, these orgs help Kiva expand financial access and funding to their network of small businesses. Since the Startup Junkie hub opened in Fayetteville, Arkansas in 2020, we’ve been able to serve over 100 new borrowers, providing almost $1M in 0% interest capital for local small-business owners. Kaleidescope Counseling worked with this hub to receive a $4,000 Kiva loan, helping them expand their business and provide essential youth counseling services.
Learn more about Kiva
Creating real-world impact
Not only have Kiva loans changed millions of lives, our years of research and expertise have a major impact in four key impact areas.Learn about Kiva’s impact
Kiva’s executive leadership team is united by years of industry experience and driven by a shared passion for financial inclusion.Meet the Kiva team
Guiding Kiva’s path forward
Kiva CEO Vishal Ghotge discusses the moral imperative defining our commitment to bringing financial access to all.See how we’re growing our impact
Positive impact for borrowers
"The 60 Decibels Microfinance Index provides unambiguous evidence that MFIs can change lives for the better.”See the research
Kiva in the news
“Kiva’s peer-to-peer loans most often support people the traditional financial sector too often fails to reach.”
Kiva’s learnings can help improve impact measurement practices in the financial inclusion sector.