WE ARE BUILDING A FAIR FINANCIAL MARKETPLACE

MAF believes in creating pathways out of the financial shadows. Every day we help house cleaners and restaurant owners across the U.S. save money with better credit and less debt.

We do it because 50 million Americans are living in the shadows where predatory lenders lurk.

From our signature social loans to our groundbreaking research, we are constantly innovating and advocating for effective, culturally relevant ways to improve economic mobility.

We are transforming the financial services sector so that all hardworking families have a shot at achieving their dreams.

Our values inform everything that we do:

WE MEET PEOPLE WHERE THEY ARE, NOT WHERE WE THINK THEY SHOULD BE

WE BUILD ON WHAT PEOPLE HAVE, NO MATTER THE SHAPE OR SIZE

WE RESPECT THE DIVERSE COMMUNITIES WE SERVE AND RECOGNIZE THEIR HIDDEN STRENGTHS

BUT DON’T TAKE OUR WORD FOR IT

AWARDS

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MacArthur Fellowship, 2016

Tipping Point Award

Tipping Point Award, 2016

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Edward P. Bullard Distinguished Alumnus Award, Princeton University, 2016

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Family Strengthening Award, National Council of La Raza (NCLR), 2015

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Bay Area Google Impact Challenge Top Ten Finalist, 2014

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Most Innovative Credit Building Product, Credit Builders Alliance, 2014

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Empowerment Award Finalist, Promontory Financial Group, 2014

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LGBT Ally Award, San Francisco LGBT Center, 2014

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John R. May Community Award, San Francisco Community Foundation, 2014

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Leadership Award, James Irvine Foundation, 2013

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Force for Change, Salesforce, 2013

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Bank of America, Neighborhood Excellence Award (2012), Innovations in Philanthropy Award (2010)

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Ashoka Fellowship, 2012-present

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Fellowship for Emerging Nonprofit Leaders, Aspen Institute, 2012

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Maestro Award for Community Service, Latino Leader Magazine, 2012