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

Kiva US Launch

Opportunity Fund is 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 receives 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.

 

SaveTogether.org launches in October, 2009

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Opportunity Fund had a dream of connecting two of our most important stakeholders with each other online—clients saving for the future and donors. In the fall of 2009, this dream became a reality when we partnered with SaveTogether to create an online matched savings marketplace at www.savetogether.org. A brand new initiative, SaveTogether enables investors to match clients’ savings, providing both encouragement and financial support as they save their way through our IDA program. We hope this website changes the face of asset building by increasing awareness of and funding for matched savings programs across the country.

AT-A-GLANCE

They Save, You Match, Together We Prosper

Number of SaveTogether Members: 102

Number of Donors: 61

Number of IDA Savers: 24

Unique visitors to website: 3,202

Amount raised: $5,037.77

TESTIMONIALS

quote The resources are out there. If you want to do it, there’s a way.”

-Janet, IDA Saver

quote There are no limits. People set their own limits.”

-Sandra, IDA Saver

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PRESS

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