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Our mission is to create and promote equitable development for the Tenderloin community in San Francisco.

About us
The borders of the San Francisco's Tenderloin have been rich with a history of art, music, and life. Over the years it has been gone through many transitions and is now is home to San Francisco’s poorest and most vulnerable residents. As one of the most affordable communities in the City, the Tenderloin has been a place where recent immigrants have been able to support their families by opening their own business with little capital but boundless energy. Their livelihood is now threatened as San Francisco’s explosive growth is placing enormous pressure on these businesses, who have no protection again dislocation caused by increasing rents.

We want to change that ….

Our lending team wants to assure that San Francisco remains a place where immigrants can build a future life, where small growing businesses have a chance, and where the Tenderloin neighborhood meets the needs of its residents.
KIVA’s affordable financing gives Tenderloin businesses an important tool to stabilize and grow their business so they can prosper in the new economic reality.

Location: San Francisco, CA       Team website


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  • Jeffrey
    United States
    Jeffrey received a loan from 2 team members which helps supports a local apparel brand that is having a positive impact in the Tenderloin to upgrade equipment and hire local artists.
    David Tenderloin Economic Development Project
  • Alejandra
    United States
    Alejandra received a loan from Tenderloin Economic Development Project which helps an entrepreneur from Mexico to expand her coffeehouse in the Tenderloin and continue to provide high quality coffee and service in this neighborhood .
    Tenderloin Economic Development Project
  • Del
    United States
    Del received a loan from Tenderloin Economic Development Project which helps a formerly homeless veteran and community advocate to help remove barriers contributing to long-term unemployment in his community.
    Tenderloin Economic Development Project

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