Village Enterprise is supported by a wide variety of individuals, foundations, organizations, corporations and religious institutions. We are grateful to each of our donors and funders who share our commitment to a world without extreme poverty.

Foundations and Organizations



3rd Creek Foundation

Aid For Africa


Arcus Foundation

College Futures Foundation

Dining For Women

Elevate Africa


Global Impact

Green Gem Foundation

Heaven’s Helping Hand Foundation

Hurlbut-Johnson Charitable Trusts

Jerome A. and Estelle R. Newman Assistance Fund

John F. and Mary A. Geisse Foundation

Kellogg School of Management

Parncutt Family Foundation

Project Redwood

Segal Family Foundation

Sidney E. Frank Foundation

SV2 – Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund

UNFCU Foundation

West Foundation

Weyerhaeuser Family Foundation

Wildlife Conservation Society

“Village Enterprise’s unique approach of gifting microgrants provides a platform for reaching the very poorest people living in rural areas—those whose income is so low that they could not afford to repay even a small microcredit loan. This makes Village Enterprise a wonderful partner for our foundation’s mission of achieving change at the grassroots level in developing countries.”

Emily West, Executive Director, The West Foundation


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Bain & Company, Inc


Boeing Corporation

Colabra, LLC

Google, Inc.

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Koonce Financial

The Little Nell Aspen

Mavericks Business Adventures

Mayer Brown

Motorola Mobility Foundation

PMB Helin Donavan

Playa Viva

Woodruff Sawyer & Company


First Presbyterian Church of Burlingame

First Presbyterian Church of Concord

Menlo Church

Piedmont Community Church

St. Luke’s Presbyterian Church

Trinity Presbyterian Church of San Carlos


American Express

Bank of America



Kaiser Permanente




“In this day and age, there are enough resources in the world so that extreme poverty shouldn’t exist. It can be cured. Through Village Enterprise, deserving people receive the tools and training they need to create sustainable businesses-it empowers the people rather than giving them a handout.”

Bruce Sewell, Chief Counsel and Sr. VP, Apple Inc


Approximately 50% of our income comes from individual donations. This unrestricted funding allows us to meet all of our program and administrative needs each year.