Our Trustees

Kiva Trustees source entrepreneurs they believe in and publicly endorse them as borrowers on the Kiva website.

Trustees have no financial liability for loans, but their reputation is tied to the repayment rate of the borrowers they endorse. Unlike on the main Kiva website, trustees never actually handle the loans, which Kiva disburses directly to the borrowers. Trustees can be individuals or organizations.

Become a Trustee

Increase the economic vitality of your community and help fund entrepreneurs you believe in.

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822 Matching Trustees
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Build Institute

Detroit, Wayne County, MI

32 months on Zip
Non-profit

We have developed and helped train a network of remarkable, disciplined small businesses, who are right in the sweet spot for Kiva Zip in terms of business mission, financial need and ability to repay.

99% repayment rate.
$126,450 in 23 loans
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The Unity Council has a longstanding history of support for small business owners in the Fruitvale Business Improvement District, Fruitvale Transit Village, and at Fruitvale Public Market. We would like to be able to offer another tool to our diverse neighborhood, full of potential small business...

95% repayment rate.
$57,850 in 12 loans
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Northern Virginia Family Service

Falls Church, VA

41 months on Zip
Non-Profit

Becoming a trustee will allow the Small Business Program to further its mission to support the economic success of potential and existing entrepreneurs. We are leaders in entrepreneurship education, business plan development, and small business support, catering to the local low-income Hispanic e...

100% repayment rate.
$93,000 in 18 loans
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Centro Community Partners

Oakland, CA

52 months on Zip
Microenterprise Development Organization

We typically refer our entrepreneurs to local alternative lenders for funding. Becoming a Trustee will enable us to help our entrepreneurs obtain loans with more favorable conditions and allow our community to participate in the funding of these community-based businesses.

100% repayment rate.
$145,800 in 17 loans
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Central Arkansas New Agrarian Society (CANAS)

Little Rock, AR

41 months on Zip
Sustainable Agriculture Working Group

So that we may act as a conduit for growing our local food economy here in Central Arkansas. As a trustee of Kiva, we aim to connect enterprising folks with the funds they need to scale up food and goods production or simply repair a greenhouse.

100% repayment rate.
$90,950 in 12 loans
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Terry Frishman

New York, New York (NY)

12 months on Zip
Individual

To help aspiring and more established food entrepreneurs have access to interest-free loans to be able to move their culinary businesses forward, ideally with a meaningful mission and quality offerings.

100% repayment rate.
$77,000 in 9 loans
1 loan fundraising now!
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Southwest Initiative Foundation

Hutchinson, MN

45 months on Zip
Community Foundation

The Southwest Initiative Foundation is a single connection offering unlimited possibilities to grow and promote people, businesses, entrepreneurs and communities in rural southwest Minnesota. We believe that being a Trustee will be a great way for us to continue to build community and create entr...

100% repayment rate.
$52,950 in 11 loans
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La Cocina

San Francisco, CA

54 months on Zip
Nonprofit Business Incubator for Food Businesses

La Cocina's mission is to provide resources and opportunities to entrepreneurs so that they can make a living doing what they love to do. We want to be a trustee on Kiva Zip so that we can expand the ways that we are able to connect entrepreneurs to the resources they need to launch and grow thei...

100% repayment rate.
$76,500 in 10 loans
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Justin Renfro

San Francisco, CA

48 months on Zip
Individual

I want to become a trustee because I feel strongly about helping those in my community that could benefit from the Kiva Zip program. I'm confident that we have a very strong model that can have a sizable impact for the entrepreneurs that we work with.

100% repayment rate.
$74,000 in 9 loans
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Good Eggs Bay Area

San Francisco, CA

32 months on Zip
Food Hub

Good Eggs would like to become a trustee to help local independent farmers and foodmakers grow their businesses so that more folks can access their delicious, locally sourced, and sustainably grown goods.

100% repayment rate.
$69,800 in 10 loans
1 loan fundraising now!
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Hacienda Community Development Corporation

Portland, OR

40 months on Zip
Non-Profit, CDC

We have a growing micro-enterprise development program, targeting Latino immigrant entrepreneurs in Portland, Oregon. We currently have about 70 micro-enterprises engaged in our training and support program, and are working to develop a Latino public market slated to open in 2014 (www.portlandmer...

100% repayment rate.
$36,575 in 9 loans
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University Incubator

Berkeley, CA

42 months on Zip
Non-Profit

We are interested in helping student entrepreneurs develop their interests and passions into product and services so they can "create their own job by the time they graduate." University Incubator was created to provide students with the financing and guidance to become self-reliant entrepreneurs...

100% repayment rate.
$41,000 in 8 loans
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Bi-Rite Market

San Francisco, CA

37 months on Zip
Grocery store

To help support more entrepreneurship, especially in the food sector.

100% repayment rate.
$47,500 in 8 loans
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Local Investment Networking Club of Orange County (LINC-OC)

Santa Ana, CA

28 months on Zip
Informal

To catalyze investment into local, sustainable food and agriculture businesses in and around Orange County, California.

100% repayment rate.
$40,500 in 8 loans
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Adelante Mujeres

Forest Grove/Washington, OR

40 months on Zip
Non Profit/501c3

We provide Technical Assistance to over 130 low income Latino entrepreneurs in Oregon; some are ready to start up or grow their businesses but lack access to capital. Access to a micro loan from Kiva Zip will give them the boost they need.

100% repayment rate.
$22,025 in 7 loans
1 loan fundraising now!
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Women's Centers International (WCI)

Oakland, CA

28 months on Zip
501(c)3 non-profit

Many of the women my organization serves have taken our Entrepreneurs and Leadership Training program. With better knowledge of business management, they have well-prepared themselves with business plans to expand current businesses or to create new businesses. I want to see them succeed and pa...

100% repayment rate.
$1,025 in 7 loans
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Access Ventures

Louisville, KY

30 months on Zip
Non-Profit

As a trustee we are able to leverage an existing platform for the good of our community; we're able to expand our own resources by engaging those in the community as lenders; and we're able to implement technology to help solve the problem of poverty in our city.

100% repayment rate.
$41,850 in 6 loans
3 loans fundraising now!
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Slow Money NYC

New York, NY

17 months on Zip
Non-Profit Network

We think that Kiva Zip will provide our members with a tangible and actual means to fulfill our mission to catalyze investments fund small, local sustainable food and farming enterprises.

95% repayment rate.
$70,000 in 7 loans
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San Francisco Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender (LGBT) Community Center

San Francisco, CA

53 months on Zip
501(c)(3) Non-profit Organization

Using an integrated approach to providing economic supports through financial, employment and small business services, we continually explore innovative partnerships that address the needs of our clients. Through Kiva Zip, we are able to provide more opportunities for low-to-moderate income LGBT ...

99% repayment rate.
$42,500 in 6 loans
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Victor (Cafeto)

South San Francisco, CA

52 months on Zip
Individual

I have received a loan on Kiva Zip and I want to give the same opportunity to others who would also benefit from it.

100% repayment rate.
$31,000 in 6 loans