Date: Wednesday, March 8, 2017
Time: 12pm–1:30pm
Location: School of Arts & Culture
at Mexican Heritage Plaza

1700 Alum Rock Avenue, San Jose 95116
Cost: Free

Join SVCREATES and fellow professionals for a discussion about how creatives, artists, and makers need capital and community support, followed by a special conversation with Sarah Adeel of Kiva San Jose. Kiva has recently launched a local, zero-interest, community-backed, loan fund open especially for the arts community.


Kiva is an international social enterprise founded in 2005 with a mission to connect people through lending and to democratize the financial system. The Kiva community provides access to 0% interest loans and a community passionate about helping entrepreneurs in the United States. Backed by a million lenders, corporate sponsors, and local governments, the Kiva network helps people find the resources they need to grow their businesses. Kiva has had many success stories over the years.

Kiva in San Jose and the Peninsula

With partners like eBay, PayPal, Knight Foundation, and Sobrato Foundation, Kiva has recently launched its program in San Jose and is looking forward to helping business owners and creatives in the area.

Sarah Adeel

Sarah is Kiva San Jose and Peninsula lead. She is a Fulbright scholar, a graduate of Rhode Island School of Design, and an Igniter from Stanford. Sarah is also an Acumen, iCats, and Rajeev Circle fellow.

Bring lunch and meet in Classroom 1. Beverages will be provided.

SVCREATES will be hosting quarterly brown bag events throughout the county to listen and learn about arts and cultural activities and to share updates on SVCREATES programs, projects, and opportunities.

If you have questions about this event, please contact Audrey Struve.

Thank you to our program sponsors:

Applied Materials Foundation City of San Jose California Arts Council
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