The City of Foster City has partnered with Kiva to bring 0% interest crowdfunded loans and matching loan funds to Foster City small and micro business owners.



Click here to fill out a borrower application.

To qualify for Foster City's Matching Loan Funds, the City, as a Kiva Trustee, must endorse a borrower’s character and determine that the borrower is financially responsible using the following criteria:
  • Verification of business ownership
  • Requirement of a minimum two-year lease agreement with a landlord and/or property ownership
  • Verification of income and debt ratios using data provided by borrower
  • Review business plans

Click here to learn more information on how to fill out a Kiva borrower loan application.

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Click here to start lending to Foster City Businesses.

Foster City will match loans on a 1:1 (up to $5,000) matching basis to qualified Foster City borrowers. You can help out Foster City-Kiva borrowers by lending as little as $25.
Read the Press Release about the Foster City-Kiva partnership.
Kiva is an international nonprofit, founded in 2005 and based in San Francisco, with a mission to connect people through lending to alleviate poverty. By lending as little as $25 on Kiva, anyone can help a borrower start or grow a business, go to school, access clean energy or realize their potential. For some, it’s a matter of survival, for others it’s the fuel for a life-long ambition. 100% of every dollar you lend on Kiva goes to funding loans. Kiva covers costs primarily through optional donations, as well as through support from grants and sponsors.