Contribute to accelerating
global financial inclusion.

Gifts and Grants

Kiva provides access to capital for historically excluded women and men in countries across the globe. Accelerator gifts and grant partnerships enable us to invest in our impact-first capacity, the capacity of our lending partners, research and data collection, and our ability to scale lending and innovation to those who need it most.

Accelerate Our Impact

Explore our strategies for accelerating financial access and some of the populations we serve. Get in touch to learn even more.

Founded in 2005, is a digital marketplace where individuals can lend as little as $25 to create opportunity for people around the world. Learn more.

Kiva Capital

Unlocking scalable investment in financial inclusion by bridging Kiva’s local lending partner ecosystem with impact-first investors. Learn more.

Kiva Labs

Building, testing, and launching new approaches to deepen financial
inclusion through technology, research, innovation, and measurement. Learn more.

Kiva Protocol

Kiva is building ultra-low-cost, secure, open source infrastructure to support financial inclusion by design. Learn more.


More than 80% of Kiva loans go to women, providing a pipeline of capital to empower women globally. Kiva loans and greater access to capital enable women to start new businesses, grow existing businesses, and invest in education for themselves and their children. Investing in women’s economic empowerment is vital for economic development in communities, countries, and regions.

Kiva is scaling investment in gender-smart investing, the next step in building pathways to prosperity for women. Learn more.


Since 2016, Kiva has lent more than $18 million to more than 17,000 refugees. Building economic opportunity is an essential step beyond humanitarian aid to ensure economic empowerment and longer-term stability for refugee communities across the globe.

Kiva is demonstrating the viability of refugee lending, scaling institutional investment, and harnessing technology to help build critical credit histories for refugees. Learn more

Small-Holder Farmers

More than 1 in 4 loans that Kiva finances goes to helping a borrower in the agriculture sector. By investing in evidence-based approaches to smallholder financing, we are ensuring financial services are designed for their unique needs and that these farmers can improve the livelihoods of their families and communities. Learn more

Partner With Us

Learn more about gift and grant partnerships with Kiva.

Partner Spotlight

Dell Technologies has been a Kiva partner since 2013, beginning with employee-led engagement via lending on In 2020, the partnership evolved to align Dell’s sophisticated focus on innovative impact and the launch of Kiva Protocol. WIth a combination of cash and in-kind grants, Dell is supporting expanded country implementation of Kiva Protocol and providing a suite of critical cybersecurity services to ensure best-in-class digital security for the platform.


Google has a strong, multifaceted partnership with Kiva. Google was one of the founding partners of Kiva Labs with a $3M grant to get it off the ground. Along with funding Kiva Oakland, Google has provided Kiva with monumental in-kind technology access and support. Google was also one of Kiva’s first large partners to launch an employee engagement campaign.

PayPal and Kiva have collaborated since 2005, continually deepening their partnership to empower entrepreneurs around the world. Among other types of support, PayPal provides Kiva with free payment processing, ensuring that 100% of every dollar empowers people across the globe. Through their customer and employee engagement programs, PayPal is able to inspire annually thousands of people to fund millions of dollars of loans through