helping financially excluded entrepreneurs access capital
KIVA Pittsburgh

Kiva offers 0% interest loans of up to $10,000 to small businesses in the United States. Riverside Center for Innovation partners with Kiva to help entrepreneurs in our region take advantage of this great opportunity.

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Get in contact with Emily Keebler. Kiva Pittsburgh's Program Director at RCI to figure out if a Kiva loan is a good fit for your business and what you'll need to apply.
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Hear From Our Applicants
“It’s an amazing thing to have a community at your fingertips that believes in your vision and supports you. Kiva helped me get my first dream off the ground and has given me the confidence to grow my dreams exponentially!”

- LaToya, CEO & Owner, A Hair Boutique Shadyside
Learn more about Kiva Pittsburgh and the process of applying.

Think a Kiva loan may be a good fit for your business? Have questions about how it works or your particular situation? Think you can’t be successful at crowdfunding?  (You can!)  The Kiva Pittsburgh program at RCI is here to help!

Here are tools to help:

Feel confident that Kiva is the right fit and ready to get started?

Download your guide to the Kiva application (PDF)

Want to learn how RCI could contribute 30% of your Kiva loan?

Learn more about the DBRC Kiva Lending Fund (

Want to meet with a human to ask questions or work on your Kiva application together?

Schedule a phone, video, or in-person meeting with Emily Keebler, Kiva Pittsburgh Program Director at RCI (

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