Vittana’s supporters share the belief that education is the single most powerful tool to fight global poverty. We depend on a community of individuals, foundations, and corporations to provide financial or in-kind services to sustain our team, our operations, and our programs. These donors fuel our ability to scale to reach more students in more countries over time. They also allow 100% of all Vittana loans funded online to go directly to students.
“Vittana is addictive and makes dreams come true.”
“We support Vittana because it can unlock the limitless potential of youth worldwide.”
"Education is the most powerful force in the world, and Vittana has found an especially potent form of it."
“A lot of non-profits talk about changing the world — I believe Vittana truly can."
Vittana is thrilled to receive support from the following forward-thinking corporations and foundations who enable us to better serve our global community of students and lenders. Their support is critical to our ongoing growth and scale.
The Melvin J. Ballard Center for Economic Self-Reliance at BYU leads the advancement of social innovation through education, research and experimental learning. In 2013 they honored Vittana Founder, Kushal Chakrabarti, with the Social Innovator of the Year Award,
Crystal Springs Foundation (CSF) is the family foundation of Mike and Joyce Murray. It was named after Crystal Springs Farm, the old dairy farm located a few miles outside of Redmond, Washington where the Murrays live. The primary mission of CSF is to help create permanent improvements in the lives of the poor and less fortunate. The foundation does this through grants and Program Related Investments (PRIs). The foundation has a history of making start-up and catalytic grants and PRIs to high impact non-profits, both domestic and international.
Google.org is the philanthropic arm of Google that develops technologies to help address global challenges and supports innovative partners through grants, investments and in-kind resources.
The Kapor Center for Social Impact relentlessly pursues creative strategies that will leverage information technology for positive social impact. We primarily work with underrepresented communities, focusing on gap-closing endeavors.
OO.com supports the needs of local teachers by funding classroom projects nationwide. Over 2,000 public school classrooms have been helped by OO.com. Over $2,000,000 has been donated, impacting more than 130,000 children. OO.com shoppers are able to pick a cause, set your giving meter, shop, and then make a difference. How? Every time you shop, automatically donate a percentage of your WOWPoints Rewards to the cause of your choice.
What does Corporate Social Responsibility mean? In Pillsbury's view it is the conscious alliance of our business interests with the well-being of our people, our clients, our communities and our environment. It is understanding that good citizenship is good business. In 2007, Pillsbury decided to give greater support to these values, becoming one of the first U.S. firms to launch a formal Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiative. With the help of a CSR director, we united our programs—diversity, pro bono and community outreach, and sustainability—under one umbrella.
The Sorenson Impact Foundation funds a variety of worthwhile endeavors including charitable, educational, scientific, environmental, health care and religious purposes. Of primary interest are those grants and program related investments that have the potential to become sustainable, scalable projects that maximize positive impact on the lives and societies they touch.
The globalislocal Fund believes in the power of individuals - and the exponential power of individuals’ joint action - to advance a more prosperous and secure world.
The mission of the Peery Foundation is to strengthen youth and families to build lives of dignity and self-reliance. They invest in and serve social entrepreneurs and leading organizations in the San Francisco Bay Area and around the world.
The Seattle Foundation's mission is to foster powerful and rewarding philanthropy to make King County a stronger, more vibrant community for all.
The Seattle International Foundation (SIF) supports worldwide poverty alleviation efforts through grant-making and other activities, with a strategic focus on Central America.
The West Foundation is a private family fund with a 56-year history of support for international community development. Its work in this arena focuses on livelihood development, women's education, community-based healthcare initiatives and environmental healthcare with an emphasis on the development of potable water supply.
The Western Union Foundation is dedicated to creating a better world, where the ability to realize dreams through education and economic opportunity is not just a privilege for the few, but a right for all.
Vittana is honored to partner with the following world-class organizations who share our vision of helping young people in developing countries finish their education. We couldn't do it without them.
Banyan Branch is a social media agency that is pioneering the way brands, companies, and movements can harness the power of social media for their benefit. Banyan Branch has donated hundreds of hours as our pro-bono partner to help Vittana create and execute a social media strategy that not only gets the word out about Vittana's work and mission, but that connects and empowers our community.
CFO Selections is the premier provider of consulting services in the performance management and business intelligence domain. Our pro-bono partnership with CFO Selections allows Vittana to execute on our value of data-driven decision-making, transparency and nimbleness. If information is power, then CFO Selections helps drive the engine that makes Vittana what it is today.
Vittana has joined the Clinton Global Initiative with a commitment as a key Education partner. Through its initiative, "Vittana/Africa: Bringing Student Loans to Africa," Vittana will partner with some of Africa’s finest microfinance institutions to empower 10,000 students with access to student loans by 2015.
Deloitte is a world class consulting agency that focuses its expertise in four main business areas - audit, financial advisory, tax and consulting. Through our pro-bono consulting relationship, Deloitte created a proprietary due diligence tool to rate and assess our potential microfinance partners.
Digg is a place for people to discover and share content from anywhere on the web. From the biggest online destinations to the most obscure blog, Digg surfaces the best stuff as voted on by their community. Digg has donated advertising space to Vittana since 2011.
frog design is a leading design and innovation agency that helps create and bring meaningful products and experiences to market. frog design helped re-design and launch Vittana's website in 2010.
Hulu is an online video service that offers a selection of hit shows, clips, movies and more at Hulu.com, numerous destination sites online, and through its ad-supported subscription service, Hulu Plus. Since 2010, Hulu has donated advertising space for us to run PSAs about Vittana.
The associates and partners at Orrick continually provide Vittana with outstanding pro-bono legal support and guidance as we structure relationships with new microfinance partners. Orrick is a global law firm that has won the ABA's Business Law National Public Service Award in recognition for the firm’s contribution to the microfinance sector. We feel exceedingly lucky to leverage their expertise and knowledge.
Perkins Coie provides pro bono general counsel to Vittana, donating hundreds of hours in helping Vittana develop a solid legal foundation Perkins Coie has a rich tradition of supporting innovative non-profits in its Seattle hometown and Vittana looks forward to continuing to work with Perkins Coie.
Photo Book Press produces books in small quantities with high quality images and binds them in beautiful leathers or book binding cloths.
Pop!Tech is an unique innovation network -- a global community of cutting-edge leaders, thinkers and entrepreneurs -- whose mission is to accelerate the impact of world-changing people, projects and ideas. Kushal Chakrabarti, co-founder of Vittana, was selected as an inaugural 2008 Social Innovation Fellow.