Oakland Promise

Posted on April 9, 2019

Launched in January 2016, Oakland Promise is an emerging social movement and a set of concrete resources designed to help children and families save for college expenses, building financial know how, and connect to needed support systems and resources…

Closing the Women’s Wealth Gap Initiative

Posted on October 30, 2017

The Closing the Women’s Wealth Gap Initiative is a national forum where advocates, organizers, researchers, practitioners, and funders are coming together to close the gap by building wealth for low-income women and women of color. Maximizing opportunities for women to…

Kiva Zip

Posted on December 19, 2014

Kiva Zip is a pilot program launched by Kiva, the micro-lending website. Kiva became famous for enabling anyone with an internet connection to lend as little as $5 to alleviate poverty. Kiva Zip is a crowd funded, micro-loan resource for…

Mission Asset Fund

Posted on December 19, 2014

People around the world lend and borrow with each other when bank loans aren’t an option. Mission Asset Fund’s (MAF) Lending Circles transforms this traditional practice to help borrowers access affordable loans, build credit history, and set them up for…