Oakland Grown is a nonprofit organization that serves Oakland's independent businesses, artists, and makers. We offer resources to help them thrive. We promote buying, investing, and giving locally to help sustain a more just and vibrant Oakland economy. Here's our Top 10 Reasons why it matters.
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Kiva Zip is a website that enables individual lenders around the world to ‘crowd fund’ interest-free loans directly to small business owners and entrepreneurs in the US and Kenya. Bay Bucks is a Kiva Trustee. Trustees are organizations that publicly vouch for borrowers on the Kiva Zip website. We are happy to help Bay Bucks members with your Kiva Zip campaign so that you can get to the public funding stage earlier.
The Transition Movement is a vibrant, grassroots movement that seeks to build community resilience in the face of such challenges as peak oil, climate change and the economic crisis. It represents one of the most promising ways of engaging people in strengthening their communities against the effects of these challenges, resulting in a life that is more abundant, fulfilling, equitable and socially connected.
Bay Area Community Exchange (BACE) is a collaborative network that supports the development of alternative means of exchange in the San Francisco Bay Area. We provide research and development support, incubation of alternative exchange projects, and education to the Bay Area community about economic issues. Through our work with currency projects, we will create an economy that is more sustainable, just, and embedded in healthy community connections.