Help Us Reach More Nonprofits!

$13,413 of $100,000 goal

Raised by 93 people in 15 months
*** LENDonate was recently featured on ABC News! ***

Message from the Founder of LENDonate

In 2015, I was looking for a way to  support nonprofits beyond what I could afford to donate, and in a way that my money could be recycled for social good.  Since I couldn't find that perfect solution, I decided to build it with a team of passsionate experts who are as eager to revolutionize social finance as I am.  Will you please help us reach the next milestone?

What We Do
We help nonprofits with big goals receive the financial investments they need. Our platform also creates new possibilities for lenders and donors to connect their investment and social impact goals.  If you haven't already, please watch our short and fun animation video above to see how we do it.

Why We Need Your Help
We are ready to grow and bring more nonprofits onto our platform! With additional funding, we can proactively reach out and assist nonprofits with their funding plans.  Please support us and share this with your friends and nonprofits!

*** We appreciate every donation, no matter the amount. The more we raise, the faster we can expand and better our services. ***

Benefits to Nonprofit Borrowers
By making funding more accessible, nonprofits can focus even more on serving the community than on fundraising. 

Benefits to Lender/Donor

Donors desire choice and flexibility. Changing circumstances affect donors' abilities to give, but they want their nonprofits to continue to receive adequate support to continue their good work. LENDonate lenders fund a nonprofit through a loan and then have the opportunity to easily convert loan to donation anytime during the life of the loan enabling them to strategically plan their giving.

Why Do Nonprofits Need to Borrow?

Like us, sometimes there are emergency situations, such as a leaky roof or natural disaster recovery that needs immediate attention. A short-term, low-cost loan may be just the fix. Or a big project might come along—say, relocating to a new building, where a loan is critical to its successful completion. Access to funds at competitive rates ought to be available to nonprofits whenever appropriate.

*** Did you know nonprofits don't just rely on donations and grants? As a sector, it actually earns over 70% of their revenue, e.g. tuition, ticket sales, etc.  Also, 75% of them operate at or above breakeven.

Examples of Nonprofits We Funded
1) An education nonprofit needed to pay deposits to vendors for an upcoming fundraiser.  Rather than taking money from programs or putting it on credit card, they sourced a 2.9% interest bridge loan on LENDonate, along with $700 in donations. They ended up raising 6X what they borrowed!

2) An arts nonprofit had a 13% interest bank line of credit, and we replaced it with a 3.6% interest only loan that was secured by a grant receivable.  Additionally they received over $5,000 in donations during the campaign.

Who We Are

LENDonate is a committed team of people with over 100 years of collective experience in the financial and nonprofit sectors. Together, we are fostering the next generation of impact investing. We are here to power your mission.

Our marketplace lending platform is a unique network where individuals, foundations, impact investors, banks and nonprofits leverage their collective power for the greater good. Nonprofit borrowers can showcase their programs on LENDonate to efficiently receive needed capital to reach their next milestone.

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- This is not a solicitation of investment.
- Donation to LENDonate is not tax deductible.
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As I write this update, LENDonate is about to cross the mile marker of funding over $2,000,000 in loans to nonprofits since a year ago! It has been an unbelievably gratifying journey because of all the support from friends, family, and new friends I've made because of LENDonate.

So on Giving Tuesday, I want to use some data about this significant sector that contributes greatly to our economy and communities. Please help us, and join us, in making a donation to one of your favorite organizations today. @lendonate #GivingTuesday
Nonprofit Sector is Large and Important
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We are so grateful for your overwhelming support for LENDonate! In less than a week, we received over $10,000 in contributions and many words of encouragement for the work we do. Our entire team thank you from the bottom of our hearts!

Some have wondered about our starfish logo, so here is the story that inspired it. I think it is very fitting for everyone who has and will support us. Social finance is a big job, and together we are all doing it - one starfish at a time!

Our campaign will be active for a few more weeks. Please continue to help us spread the word!

A HUGE thank-you for your support!
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$13,413 of $100,000 goal

Raised by 93 people in 15 months
Created July 24, 2017
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J Patrick Mahoney
11 months ago

Great work- I love it

Marcus Young
13 months ago

Better late than never.

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Susan Pottish
14 months ago

Marvelous project.

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