Baltimore | Resource Profiles
Kiva was launched in 2005 as the world's first person-to-person microlending website. A nonprofit organization, Kiva underwrites zero-percent-interest, zero-fee business loans of up to $10,000, and facilitates crowdfunding on their online platform. Kiva users can lend as little as $25 to individual entrepreneurs, providing them affordable capital to start or expand a small business. Kiva facilitates loans to entrepreneurs in more than 80 countries around the world and launched in the United States in 2011.
Loans, Debt Capital
Baltimore Corps connects talent to opportunity in one of America’s greatest cities. We do this by organizing and running a number of programs in Baltimore. Through the Baltimore Corps Fellowship, we recruit highly talented, mission-driven professionals and connect them to cause leaders to work full time scaling social impact. Through our Place for Purpose program, we connect talent to opportunity outside of our Fellowship structure. Lastly, through our Elevation Awards program, we provide capital and development support to aspiring social entrepreneurs in Baltimore. Our mission is to invest in strong leadership and double down on solutions that work—if we do that, we can make Baltimore the social change capital of the nation.