Mission Asset Fund

Rating: 5 stars   30 reviews

Issues: Economic Development

Location: 1470 Valencia St San Francisco CA 94110 USA

Mission: MAF helps financially excluded communities – particularly low-income and immigrant families – become visible, active, and successful participants in the U.S. financial mainstream
Results: Social loans provide the boost people need to transform dreams into reality. With Lending Circles, low-income individuals are building credit, starting successful businesses, getting out of high-cost debt, buying homes, saving for college and working to increase their assets and financial capability. With 100% repayment rate and a 0% default rate, Lending Circles has a big impact on entire communities.
Programs: Social Loans Lending Circles Lending Circles for Dreamers Lending Circles for Citizenship Microloans Resources Match
2014 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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EIN 20-8993652
(888)274-4808
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Role: Professional with expertise in this field
Rating: 5 stars  

We have partnered with MAF for several years now. MAF does really amazing work in the community!

 
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Role: Professional with expertise in this field
Rating: 5 stars  

As a nonprofit partner to MAF, I have nothing but great things to say about their programs and staff. Their Lending Circle program is a safe effective tool for vulnerable populations to establish, build and repair their credit and take monumental step toward financial stability. Their staff is always available to work directly with me when issues arise to ensure we're delivering quality financial services to our clients.

How does this organization compare with others in the same sector?

Quite well

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

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Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

 
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Mission Asset Fund is a highly innovative and dynamic organization, backed by thoughtful and insightful leaders and an extremely dedicated staff. MAF truly stands above the rest in a number of ways, including adopting a fearless approach to testing new models and ensuring that they actually help people. As a result, MAF excels at delivering social lending services and partnering with other organizations to make the most of its resources. Through their programs, people are achieving real results that improve their lives, such as increasing credit scores, achieving citizenship, or starting a small business. MAF is also extremely strong in the area of demonstrating its results through evaluation and research.

How does this organization compare with others in the same sector?

Very Well

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you recommend this organization to others?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

 
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Mission Asset Fund’s creative Peer Lending Circles program can help someone establish credit or increase their credit score so they can get qualify for an apartment, job, credit card or a better loan which means this program can be life-changing. For over a year, MAF has helped the Fremont Family Resource Center offer the lending circle program to our clients and we are seeing tangible results already for some of our clients. Not only is this a great financial tool, MAF’s support to our organization is top-notch. They want to have a profound impact on low-income and underserved populations and they are.

How does this organization compare with others in the same sector?

Very Well

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

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Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

 
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Role: Professional with expertise in this field
Rating: 5 stars  

Mission Asset Fund is leading the nation in innovative ways to formalize lending acitivities that already take place in many communities, particularly immigrant communities, and helping them succeed in the financial mainstream. The combination of a great vision, leadership and tech saaviness is helping their work reach scale and help many in need. We're luck to have them in San Francisco.

How does this organization compare with others in the same sector?

Very Well

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you recommend this organization to others?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

 
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Mission Asset Fund is one of my favorite nonprofits. They are doing incredible work and having a tremendous impact, not only in the direct communities they serve, but also in communities around the country who are adopting their Lending Circles program. I've met people who have started small businesses through Mission Asset Fund's programs and it has been heartening to see their success. The fact that 100% of the people participating in Lending Circles repay their loans is a testament to the trust and expertise that Mission Asset Fund evokes. They are also a lean organization and I trust that my donations are very well spent.

How does this organization compare with others in the same sector?

Very Well

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you recommend this organization to others?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

Mission Asset Fund does a great job providing financial education for a community that is in dire need of it.

How does this organization compare with others in the same sector?

Very Well

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you recommend this organization to others?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

 
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