Lending Circles Credit Building Microloan Program

Rapidly build credit by participating in this innovative program to help members of the community establish or improve their credit, grow their savings and access a microloan. This is a peer-to-peer community lending tool, currently with no fee loans and no interest, where participants lend and borrow money from each other in order to build their credit, on average, 49 points over a 6 month period. Lending Circles have been used to pay down debt, rebuild credit from a bankruptcy, put a down payment on a car or establish credit to secure a home loan. The Lending Circles program is administered by the Center and managed by Mission Asset Fund. 

Lending Circles were developed and piloted by Mission Asset Fund, and are being replicated with support from the Office of the Treasurer

To join a lending circle, please attend one of our upcoming Lending Circle orientations sign up here: https://lgbtlendingcircles.eventbrite.com


  • Establish a credit history
  • Improve your credit score
  • Save money
  • Learn to manage your money 



  • Checking account
  • Social Security # or ITIN
  • Photo ID
  • Proof of income 


Lending Circles℠ is a social loan program managed by MAF.


Contact Name: 
Leisa Boswell, Financial Services Specialist

Economic Empowerment Week is an opportunity for you to increase your economic security through participating in workshops and events that will help build the future that you want.

Posted by: clairf | Posted on: 09-25-2012 | Tags: lgbt; empowerment, events, debt, credit
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