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We help students do microfinance in the U.S.


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We help students do microfinance in the U.S.


What we do

Lend for America helps student leaders to build their communities through the creation of campus microfinance institutions (Campus MFIs). Our national platform supports students practicing microfinance in the U.S. by providing training, networking, funding, and research.

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Membership

Join the only national membership for campus based MFIs. Access technical assistance, training, resources, and grants.

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Fellowship

Apply now to become a Lend for America Fellow to participate in a year-long incubation program for students interested in launching new Campus MFIs.

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Summit

Lend for America's annual conference for students practicing microfinance in the U.S. Check out videos and photos from Lend for America's 2013 Summit in Philadelphia.

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Membership


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Membership


Join the only movement of young people leading microfinance initiatives across the U.S. Lend for America Members are campus-based microfinance institutions, 'Campus MFIs.' Each group has its own mission, its own set of services, and leans on the national platform for training, resources and knowledge sharing.

To become a member, an organization must serve at least one client. LFA offers members access to our resource library, small grants, invitations to our annual conference, unlimited technical assistance including on-site consulting, and networking opportunities. Annual membership dues are $200 for 2013-2014. Contact us if you'd like to receive an application.

Check out Lend for America members across the U.S.


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West

Berkeley Microfinance Fund
University of California Berkeley

Arizona Microcredit Initiative
Arizona State University

In-Lend Fund
Claremont McKenna College

Midwest

JIFFI
University of Notre Dame

LEND
Northwestern University

Social Entrepreneurs of Grinnell
Grinnell College

Resource Fund
University of Michigan

 

 

 

Northeast

Elmseed Enterprise Fund
Yale University

Hilltop Microfinance Initiative
Georgetown University

Bentley Microfinance Group
Bentley University

The Intersect Fund
Rutgers University

Hamilton Microfinance Club
Hamilton College

Concourse Group
Fordham University

Carter Road Capital
Haverford College

Francis Fund
University of St. Francis

Capital Good Fund
Brown University

Germinal Fund
Wesleyan University

South

Forza Financial
University of Alabama

Community Empowerment Fund
UNC Chapel Hill

Green Riba
Southern Methodist University

Props Social Ventures
Southern Methodist University

Fund 17
Tulane University

Empowerment Fund
UNC Greensboro