Grameen America’s mission is to help women who live in poverty build small businesses to create better lives for their families. Our institutional partners believe in our mission and invest in Grameen America’s programs across the nation. We are proud to partner with these institutions to provide the tools of microfinance to low-income women. Grameen America values the support from each of its generous institutional partners.
Grameen America is honored to engage in a highly collaborative partnership with the California Community Foundation. The Foundation has been an essential community advocate since Grameen America opened its doors in Los Angeles in 2012, and its generosity has anchored our microloan program in two Los Angeles locations. Ongoing support from the California Community Foundation has been instrumental in bringing microfinance at scale to women entrepreneurs in the region, and in helping to provide thousands of women with access to affordable capital.
California Community Foundation
Grameen America partnered with CDFI Fund to further expand our microloan program. This collaboration enables sizeable impact, generating economic growth and opportunity across the nation’s most vulnerable communities.
With a shared vision of bringing economic renewal to Newark, NJ, Grameen America partnered with the Community Foundation of New Jersey. CFNJ serves as an anchor supporter in Newark, helping to convene community leaders and assisting in the launch of the branch.
As a founding supporter, The Dalio Foundation first enabled Grameen America’s launch in 2008 and has since provided ongoing support to help us reach tens of thousands of women entrepreneurs nation-wide and expand our footprint.
The Dalio Foundation
The Hearst Foundations creates opportunity for people of all backgrounds from underserved communities, and has partnered with Grameen America to maximize the delivery of microfinance tools to low-income women in Charlotte, NC.
With the goal to improve lives and strengthen communities, Iowa West Foundation is a strong partner of Grameen America in providing microloans and empowering low-income minority women in Council Bluffs, IA.
Iowa West Foundation
With the mission of creating successful and engaged communities, The Knight Foundation and Grameen America have partnered to strengthen and expand microlending operations in San Jose, CA.
With a mission of creating life-changing and sustainable social impact, the Leon Levine Foundation supports Grameen America to expand the microloan program in Charlotte, NC.
Leon Levine Foundation
With the goal of bringing the group lending model to Newark, NJ, the MCJ Amelior Foundation provided support for Grameen America’s core microloan, asset- and credit-building programs.
With the shared mission to enable economic independence for adults, The Merancas Foundation and Grameen America have partnered to expand the microloan, asset building, and credit establishment programs in Charlotte, NC
Robin Hood Foundation assists Grameen America in scaling the microloan program across New York City and has also funded a study on the long-term impact of our model in Union City, NJ.
Robin Hood Foundation
The Disney Family Foundation partnered with Grameen America in 2015 to support women entrepreneurs in Los Angeles. Investing in both Los Angeles branches, the Foundation is helping women build strong economic futures.
The Sara Blakely Foundation is a sponsor of the Grameen America Social Business Fund which aims to raise $25 million in loan capital for Grameen America’s microloan portfolio and supports grants for our core programs.
Sara Blakely Foundation
With a shared commitment to strengthening our economy, the Small Business Administration and SBA PRIME are strong supporters of Grameen America in New York City and Los Angeles.
As an anchor partner in Indianapolis, the Glick Family Foundation supported the launch and subsequent growth of Grameen America’s microloan program in Indianapolis, IN.
Glick Family Foundation
Grameen America partnered with the W.K. Kellogg Foundation to develop insights into the expansion of financial inclusion for minority communities. The collaborative research study informs strategies to nationally support broader demographics of women entrepreneurs.
W.K. Kellogg Foundation
The Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation is dedicated to improving the quality of life for all North Carolinians, and has partnered with Grameen America to advance financial inclusion for women entrepreneurs in Charlotte, NC.
Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation
Fineshriber Family Foundation
William and Ruth Scott Foundation