Tammy’s story is one of an undocumented single mother from Honduras who overcame heartbreak, COVID-19, and other challenges to secure a better future for herself
We’re welcoming 4 new partners to our Lending Circles Network!
We designed the Immigrant Families Recovery Program to deepen not only our community relationships, but also our knowledge about their financial lives. Our research aims
We are honored to have the renowned portrait photographer, Annie Leibovitz, capture the image of our founder and CEO, José Quiñonez. Leibovitz’s work is well-known
Efrain Segundo Orozco, MAF’s Financial Education and Education Manager, write about the power of a flexible framework.
We celebrated our journey alongside clients, partners, funders, board members, and MAFistas.
Through the Immigrant Families Recovery Program, MAF is providing UBI+ to immigrant families left out of federal COVID-19 relief for up to two years.
Lending Circles providers from across the country convened for the first time in nearly two years for IGNITE: Connect, Reflect, Innovate.
Behind every small business is a dreamer, entrepreneur, and neighbor, each with their own story. This #SmallBusinessWeek, we’re taking a moment to share their lessons
Iván, a poet based in the San Fernando Valley, experiments with words, images, and sound as he navigates the world. He uses his voice to
COVID-19 devastated the financial lives of immigrant families. Excluded from federal relief, how can immigrant families rebuild their financial lives?
A Texas court put DACA at risk again. Here's what you can do to support citizenship for all.
Joleen learned valuable lessons navigating the financial system. She runs Lending Circles at UpValley Family Centers to help her community do the same.
A community is at its best when neighbors show up in meaningful ways with trust and respect for one another.
MAF Awarded $45 Million To Support Immigrant Families During COVID-19 Crisis. It’s Still Not Enough — Congress Must Act.
MAF Awarded $45 Million To Support Immigrant Families During COVID-19 Crisis. It’s Not Enough. Congress Needs to Ensure that All Immigrants Have Access to Relief.
Safe, trusted “Financial Empowerment Windows” for the Mexican Community are a light in these hard times
Read about MAF’s partnership with Citi Community Relations and how we’ve provided trusted, culturally-relevant financial education within the Ventanillas de Asesoría Financiera.
Organizing in Georgia made its victory possible. The victory makes a horizon of progressive policies possible. Two are top priority.
SB1157 offers a credit-building lifeline to low-income tenants living in subsidized housing, allowing them to report their rent payments to major credit bureaus so they
Read about Francisco's inspiring journey and its many challenges – including migration, financial barriers, fatherhood, and COVID-19.
We’re welcoming 7 incredible nonprofits to our Lending Circles Network!
Meet MAF’s college fund grant recipient Taryn Williams and learn about her incredible journey finding inspiration and hope in unlikely moments.
Xiucoatl’s story illustrates the incontestable reality that art—in all of its forms—is essential to enabling people to connect with each other through empathy, shared space,
Meet the community where they are. At MAF, this is one of our core values. We’re constantly searching for ways to build new programs that
Energy Watch Chronicles: How A Small Business Owner Sweetened His Customers’ Experience By Brightening Up His Shop
Whether you’re a San Francisco Bay Area native, or have only visited the city a handful of times, you may have explored the famed “North
In celebration of the MAF Lab having hit its one-year mark, we want to recognize the role and work of our Tech Advisory Council in
What does ‘Transcend. Evolve. Take Flight.” mean to you? Read part one. ‘Ni de aqui, ni de alla’/’Not from here, nor from there’ I maintained
In the U.S. there is a wide array of financial products and services to help consumers build their financial lives. In addition to banks, there
What does ‘Transcend. Evolve. Take Flight.” mean to you? Life’s about a dream I’ve always considered myself a dreamer — long before the term was
MAF recently submitted the below statement against the proposed public charge rule. We would like to encourage you all to also make your voice heard
The Trump administration blatantly targeted immigrants by rescinding the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program on September 5, 2017. Shocked and angered by his
A third federal judge has issued a new DACA ruling. While the first two injunctions re-opened the program for the foreseeable future, this order is the
To hundreds of thousands of DACA recipients and their families, a DACA permit represents hope. Hope for jobs, for family security, for a future worth
Mission Asset Fund is excited to launch new zero-interest, credit-building loans available throughout California to cover the USCIS filing fees for U.S. Citizenship ($725), DACA
The Trump Administration ended DACA on September 5, 2017, igniting a wave of anguish and fear in communities throughout the country. Since 2012, hundreds of
Media Contact: (888) 274-4808 x206 firstname.lastname@example.org $2,500,000+ Fund to Help Dreamers Renew DACA by October 5 San Francisco, CA – September 22, 2017 – Mission Asset
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Contact: (888) 274-4808 x206 email@example.com $1,000,000 Fund Announced to Help Dreamers Renew DACA by October 5 San Francisco, CA – September
Members of our Partner Advisory Council share why they’re excited to converge on SF for #LCSummit2016 This October 26-28, MAF will host the first ever
MAF’s first Partner Advisory Council will provide an exciting opportunity to harness the insights of our partner network From our early years serving families in
Introducing MAF’s new board members: Dave Krimm, Salvador Torres & Stephan Waldstrom Earlier this year, MAF had the pleasure of welcoming three new members to
A community of nonprofits is building the financial capability of Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) immigrants across the country. When you bring together families,
MAF’s collaboration with UCLA’s Undocumented Student Center will bring Lending Circles for Deferred Action to more Los Angeles communities. A current Supreme Court case could
On April 9, the Students & Alumni of Color at Princeton’s Woodrow Wilson School honored me with the Edward P. Bullard Award. I was deeply
A recent article from sociologist Philip N. Cohen underscores the importance of policies that respect the dignity & strengths of the families we serve. Last
With the help of Lending Circles for DACA, Kimberly is finishing her degree and prepping her law school applications — all while helping her mom
MAF is inviting Los Angeles nonprofit organizations to apply to become Lending Circles social loan providers. Mission Asset Fund (MAF) today announces the Build a
Financial inclusion is about respecting people for who they are, meeting them where they are, and building on what’s good in their lives. Last week
Southwest Solutions, JPMorgan Chase & MAF launch peer Lending Circles to boost credit scores of Detroit residents. Southwest Solutions, JPMorgan Chase & Co. and Mission
From finding your next great relationship to paying for a special night out, having good credit is important. This blog was originally published on CFED’s
Jose Quiñonez, CEO of MAF, announces a three-month sabbatical, sponsored by O2 Initiatives. I’m taking a sabbatical! Thanks to a generous grant from O2 Initiatives,
Sandra’s journey — and her dreams — represent the strength of the Mission community. Sandra’s creative style is all her own, but her story speaks
This recognition from NCLR helps us pave the way toward a fair financial marketplace for hardworking families KANSAS CITY, Mo.—At the National Affiliate Luncheon held
My journey from DREAMer to U.S. citizen with Lending Circles for Citizenship People usually celebrate their first anniversary with paper, but I like to do
For Diana, dogs are so much more than little balls of love and fluff Growing up in Mexico, Diana’s mother treated dogs like they were
Mi camino de Soñadora a Ciudadana, y el ahora aprovechar todas las oportunidades gracias a Lending Circles para Ciudadanía Las personas generalmente celebran su primer
Paseador de perros consigue un pequeño préstamo de negocios en San Francisco que le da un impulso a su historial crediticio y a su negocio
What is the secret to our partner Fremont Family Resource Center’s success? Find out here! Fremont Family Resource Center (FFRC) provides wrap-around financial services that
As MAF’s Finance Associate, Jennifer asks the important questions. Jennifer is one of the most inquisitive people I know. Though she works on the Finance
It took just 13 months to build the future of nonprofit credit building In June of 2013, we started laying the groundwork for a piece of legislation
New is a passionate public health advocate and the first undocumented student to enter UCSF Medical School It was near the end of high school
An insight into how Sarah Peet captures the essence of social lending and the people of Mission Asset Fund. Sarah Peet is a passionate photographer
MAF collaborates with CABO to expand Lending Circles in Los Angeles When the Assets & Opportunities Network convened in December, Andrew Chang and I had
MAF member, Ju Hong, talks about Mr. Hyphen and the American Dream. Ju Hong is a man of few limitations. He is a research assistant
Check out the design thinking behind the creation of our new website! Our new website has been a labor of love for us at MAF, but
Yeral was born in Chimbote, a coastal city in Peru. He has two brothers and two sisters. His mother had her own business and his