Our mission is to stimulate the creation, prosperity, and economic welfare of diverse small businesses creating sustainable, living-wage jobs within their communities.

New small businesses create ALL the net new jobs in Colorado and most states each year. Underserved and under-estimated  populations of small business owners have huge challenges securing affordable and flexible funding to start their businesses. What limited funding available, evaporates immediately before, during and after a recession, which is when it is most needed to help businesses create meaningful, sustainable living wage jobs within their communities.

To help launch and grow new small businesses in Colorado, we facilitate 0% and no-fee Kiva loans up to $15,000 statewide to better democratize access to capital for populations who don’t have the collateral or credit scores necessary to secure financing from most nonprofit lenders or banks. 

In August 2022, we partnered with the Metropolitan State University (MSU) of Denver and Alpine Bank to help facilitate small business loans between $5,000 and $50,000 to MSU Denver students, alumni, faculty, and staff. 

 We look forward to expanding offerings in the coming months and years. 



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We gratefully acknowledge the support of the Kenneth King Foundation and Wells Fargo Bank N.A., for supporting Kiva Denver and Kiva Colorado Springs respectively. We also gratefully acknowledge the support of Pacific West Bank for helping with the mission and work of Prairie Rose Development in Denver and Arapahoe Counties, Colorado, and Vectra Bank Colorado for support of Kiva across the entire state of Colorado.

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