Frequently Asked Questions
Interested in a strategic partnership or supporting Kiva with a donation of $100,000 or more?
Are donations tax deductible?
Yes. Unlike loans made on Kiva.org, donations to Kiva are considered tax-deductible charitable contributions in the United States.
Kiva is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, registered in the state of California. We, unfortunately, do not have tax-deductible status in any other countries at this time.
Can I donate by check, wire, or stock transfer?
Absolutely. To make a donation to Kiva's operating expenses by check, please do the following:
Step 1: Write your check payable to 'Kiva Microfunds.'
Step 2: On the back of the check, write 'Donate All' and the mailing address where you'd like to receive a donation receipt (if different from the address on the check)
Step 3: Mail the check to:
Attn: Finance Department
986 Mission Street, Suite #400
San Francisco, CA 94103
Contact us directly at email@example.com for wire or stock transfer instructions.
Interested in leaving a bequest to Kiva in your will?
Thank you for considering such a meaningful way to contribute to Kiva.
There are 2 ways to provide lasting support to Kiva beyond your lifetime:
Leave a portion of your estate as a donation to Kiva via a bequest
Leave a portion of your estate as a revolving loan fund
Learn more about how to set up either of these legacy plans here.
How do I make a loan with Kiva?
Visit Kiva.org to make a loan to a borrower who inspires you!
Can I support Kiva by volunteering?
Kiva volunteers are vital to the work we do! If you’re looking to give of your time, learn more about all of our volunteer and internship opportunities here: kiva.org/volunteer
Over $1.4 billion in impact in 70+ countries
Kiva is an international nonprofit, founded in 2005 in San Francisco, with a mission to expand financial access to help underserved communities thrive and in some cases, provide relief when crises may arise.
We do this by crowdfunding loans and unlocking capital for the underserved, improving the quality and cost of financial services, and addressing the underlying barriers to financial access around the world. Through Kiva's work, students can pay for tuition, women can start businesses, farmers are able to invest in equipment and families can afford needed emergency care.