Grameen Foundation

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Grameen Foundation "mission is to empower the world's poorest people to lift themselves out of poverty with dignity through access to financial services and to information.

"With tiny loans, financial services and technology, we help the poor, mostly women, start self-sustaining businesses to escape poverty. Founded in 1997 by a group of friends who were inspired by the work of Grameen Bank in Bangladesh, our global network of microfinance partners reaches over 4 million families in 25 countries." [1]

2006 Supporters [2]


$500,000 - $999,999

$250,000 - $499,999

Lifetime $1,000,000+

Other selected 2006 funders include USAID, John C. Whitehead, Tides Foundation, United Nations Foundation, Pfizer Foundation, Prudential Foundation.


Accessed December 2007: [3]

Grameen Foundation Advisory Council



Resources and articles

Related Sourcewatch articles


  1. Who we are, Grameen Foundation, accessed December 11, 2007.
  2. 2006 Supporters, Grameen Foundation, accessed December 11, 2007.
  3. Directors, Grameen Foundation, accessed December 11, 2007.