IT’S NOT ENOUGH TO FEEL GOOD ABOUT THE WORK WE DO

While we see lives transformed by our programs every month, we know it’s important to show, real tangible impact. Since 2007, we’ve helped thousands of low-income people transform their barriers into opportunities, helping them reach their dreams.

Rigorous evaluation and research have been a part of MAF since the beginning. Our constant iteration of existing programs along with our development of new ones means that we’re always developing new ways to analyze our impact. That requires us to work closely with independent researchers and evaluators who independently verify that the work we’re doing is having a measurable impact on hardworking people’s financial lives.

Meet a few of them

A visionary restauranteur

A mom with a dream

A community builder

Verified results

We work with academics from institutions like San Francisco State University and Yale University to make sure that our programs have real impact. With this research,  we identify the root of the problem and test solutions that work.

DEBT REDUCED

Average debt reduction per person: $1,000

CREDIT BUILT

435 to 603: Average credit score growth

INTEREST & FEES SAVED

$360 on interest and fees saved per loan (based interest and fees of alternative loan products)

TRADELINES UNLOCKED

Participants access 3 additional lines of credit

National Impact

By working with nonprofit organizations across the nation, we are helping thousands of individuals to emerge from the financial shadows and build brighter futures.

$360 ON INTEREST AND FEES SAVED PER LOAN

$5 MILLION IN ZERO-INTEREST SOCIAL LOANS

OVER 4,079 BORROWERS SERVED

$4.4 MILLION LESS HIGH-COST DEBT

$1.5 MILLION SAVED IN FEES AND INTEREST

99.3% LOAN REPAYMENT RATE

53 NONPROFIT PROVIDERS IN 17 STATES