Welcome to Kiva Tulsa 

We empower and support the small businesses that are the lifeblood of Tulsa’s vibrant, diverse, inspiring community.

But many Tulsans who dream of starting their own businesses face major barriers to accessing capital. They are among the vast number of financially excluded individuals in the U.S. who are then unable to launch or grow their ideas. Tulsa needs the financial and emotional buy-in from local investors to ensure our community stays progressive, and continues to thrive.

Since 2017, Kiva Tulsa has been proud to fund over 57 small business loans, dispersing over $375,000.00 in capital. 65% of these loans were to women-owned businesses and 40% were minority-owned businesses. Kiva Tulsa has funded all types of businesses including food entrepreneurs, service-based businesses, social enterprises and more. We are proud to empower and support the small businesses that are the lifeblood of our vibrant, diverse, inspiring community.

Tulsa Inspires Entrepreneurship

Tulsa is quickly becoming a haven for foodies, thinkers, and makers — below are some examples of the innovators we have supported.

May -  Flash Flood Print Studios

Flash Flood Print Studios is proud to offer Tulsa the very best screen printing and graphic design services in Oklahoma. They are located along historic Kendall-Whittier Main Street. 

May Yang | Flash Flood Print Studios

Our efforts to positively impact the lives of local small business owners in the region would not be possible without the generous support of our partners and trustees listed below.

Carla - Que Gusto LLC

Que Gusto is an authentic Ecuadorian restaurant bringing fresh recipes from Ecuador to Tulsa. What started as a home business will now be growing into their own storefront location in January of 2018.  

Carla  | Que Gusto LLC

Generous support for Kiva Tulsa

Maria - Morgan Veteran Recruiting Group

Morgan Veteran Recruiting Group is a premier recruiting service with a focus on building successful partnerships with Supply Chain and IT organizations with best in-class military talent.

Maria | Morgan Veteran Recruiting Group   

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If you're a small business owner in Tulsa and your business could benefit from a microloan, then we'd love to hear from you. 

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Kiva Trustees source entrepreneurs they believe in and publicly endorse them as borrowers on the Kiva website. Trustees have no financial liability for loans, and their reputation is tied to the repayment rate of the borrowers they endorse. Trustees are typically organizations that support small businesses, such as chambers of commerce, community development corporations, and business assistance centers. 

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Jeff Burdge

Phone: (918) 527-4771

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Kiva U.S. Hubs

After launching in Uganda in 2005, Kiva expanded its lending to the United States in 2009. Two years later, President Clinton launched the Kiva Hubs program, which aims to expand the Kiva model, city by city, to financially excluded and socially impactful entrepreneurs in cities throughout America. Kiva has now launched in the following Kiva Hubs: