About Visa Foundation

Visa Foundation seeks to support inclusive economies where individuals, businesses and communities can thrive. Through grantmaking and investing, Visa Foundation prioritises the growth of gender diverse and inclusive small and micro businesses. The Foundation also supports broader community needs and disaster response in times of crisis. Visa Foundation is registered in the USA as a 501(c)3 entity.

Work with a collective vision

Observe, listen, reflect, then assist.

We believe that genuine and transparent relationships amongst our team and partners allow us to bring a diversity of viewpoints, skills and resources to bear on global challenges.

Challenge systemic barriers

Envision how much further we must go.

We seek to mitigate systemic barriers facing small businesses, particularly those led by women or people from underrepresented groups, in order to help ensure a more inclusive global economy.

Champion scalable solutions

Begin with the end goal in mind.

We strive to support partners advancing innovative solutions and promote initiatives which contribute to a more equitable small business ecosystem.

Approach and strategy

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Programmes and partnerships

To advance our work towards a more equitable economic system for gender diverse and inclusive small and micro businesses (SMBs), we partner with leading organisations throughout the world. Our partners fall generally into one of three categories: non-profits providing support to SMBs, investors and entities focused on the broader SMB-centric ecosystem. A few examples of our partners include: