Please direct all media inquiries and interview requests to:

Lucy Wurtz Valentine
Director of Development
(650) 303-4126


Village Enterprise: At a Glance June 1, 2015

Stanford Social Innovation Review Highlights Village Enterprise’s Local Leadership February 21, 2013

Stanford Social Innovation Review – Information as a Cash Crop September 11, 2012

Philanthropy Front and Center-San Francisco: Measuring the Difference You Are Making: A Conversation with Village Enterprise about Targeting, Measurement, and Evaluation July 12, 2012

Village Enterprise Giving LRA Victims New Future April 17, 2012

Tim Geisse Joins Village Enterprise Board Village Enterprise Press Release, January 03, 2012

Village Enterprise Hires New Operations Executive Konstantin Zvereff Village Enterprise Press Release, August 09, 2011

Village Enterprise Launches New Website! Village Enterprise Press Release, June 21, 2011

Dianne Calvi Joins Village Enterprise Fund Village Enterprise Press Release, August 31, 2010

Village Enterprise Fund Receives Disney Worldwide Conservation Fund Grant Village Enterprise Press Release, July 21, 2010

Village Enterprise Fund Receives Major Conservation Grant from the Arcus Foundation, Village Enterprise Press Release, November 17, 2009

Visit Beyond Doorways Travel, an online travel magazine, to read Fall 2008 feature stories about our work in East Africa:

•    “In The Heart of Tanzania,” by Melissa Cicci, editor

•    “A Ugandan Widow’s Story,” by Roland Ayulmoto, Village Enterprise’s Regional Training Director

“Village Enterprise Fund Helps Break the Cycle of Poverty in East Africa,”

Quantifiable results attest to effectiveness of seed capital, training, and mentoring program, Village Enterprise Press Release,

March 18, 2008

Village Enterprise Fund & TED Global 2007

“Africa: The Next Chapter”

“A Real Angel Investor”

Silicon’s Valley’s Village Enterprise Fund backs its startups $100 at a time. Which, in rural east Africa, leads to some pretty amazing returns.

by Bridget Finn, Business 2.0 Magazine, August 1, 2005

“Businesses sprout out of Africa”

Venture capital seeds startups, changes lives

by Pia Sarkar, San Francisco Chronicle, June 8, 2005

Microequity and Microfinance

by Michael Pretes, Australian National University

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