Top 20 Crowdfunding Sites – Kiva – 20/20

Top 20 Crowdfunding Sites – Kiva – 20/20

Top 20 Crowdfunding Sites – Kiva – 20/20



875 Howard Street, Suite 340 San Francisco, CA 94103 USA
Founded October 2005




Kiva is a special crowdfunding platform, and one I truly appreciate: the money raised here is not for you. Rather, you can become a micro lender to entrepreneurs and artists all over the world.

We envision a world where all people hold the power to create opportunity for themselves and others.
Kiva is an international nonprofit, founded in 2005 and based in San Francisco, with a mission to connect people through lending to alleviate poverty. We celebrate and support people looking to create a better future for themselves, their families and their communities.

By lending as little as $25 on Kiva, anyone can help a borrower start or grow a business, go to school, access clean energy or realize their potential. For some, it’s a matter of survival, for others it’s the fuel for a life-long ambition.

100% of every dollar you lend on Kiva goes to funding loans. Kiva covers costs primarily through optional donations, as well as through support from grants and sponsors.