Credit Crunch

Opportunity Fund steps in to help families in time of need. LEARN MORE

Saving for Citizenship

Opportunity Fund begins opening Citizenship IDAs, helping 103 people save and apply for citizenship this year.

Microfinance, CA Conference

Opportunity Fund hosted a first-of-its-kind conference on microfinance in California that was met with overwhelming interest. LEARN MORE

Kiva US Launch

Opportunity Fund was selected by Kiva as one of two partners to bring Kiva's innovative social lending platform to the US. LEARN MORE

Recovery Awards

As a leading CDFI in the Bay Area, Opportunity Fund has received over $37 million in Recovery Act grant funding and lending authority to help the region's struggling families. LEARN MORE

$10 Million

Opportunity Fund hits $10M in both microfinance programs this year LEARN MORE

Opportunity Funders

A membership circle is born that enables individuals to learn about microfinance in the Bay Area while volunteering their time and their talents. LEARN MORE

Save Together

Opportunity Fund partners with SaveTogether to launch an online marketplace for matched savings that allows individuals to match our clients'savings directly. LEARN MORE

Opportunity Fund Goes to DC

Opportunity Fund CEO and client visit with Timothy Geithner, the SBA, and the Obama administration to talk about banks and small business lending.

Opportunity Fund 2.0

Opportunity Fund hosts a dinner to celebrate the launch of our online platforms and recognize the investors that helped start it all.

 

Kiva Launches with Opportunity Fund in US

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In 2009, Opportunity Fund was selected by Kiva as one of two partners to bring Kiva’s innovative social lending platform to small business owners in the United States. Until this year, Kiva.org provided a portal for person-to-person lending exclusively to the developing world; now, through the partnership with Opportunity Fund, individuals are able to lend directly to small businesses in the Bay Area.

AT-A-GLANCE

Project name: Kiva partnership

Number of entrepreneurs on Kiva: 45

Number of Kiva lenders to Opportunity Fund entrepreneurs: 6,408

Amount of money raised: $300,000 raised

Highlight: Now local small business owners in the Bay Area who once made a loan on Kiva are becoming loan recipients themselves, creating a community of entrepreneurs helping each other around the globe.

TESTIMONIALS

quote Seeing my business on Kiva and all the supporters who funded me made my business feel real!”

-Amato Loma, Owner Village d’Afrique Daycare, Fremont, CA

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Kiva-Opportunity Fund Borrowers in 2009

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