About Visa Foundation

Visa Foundation seeks to support inclusive economies where individuals, businesses, and communities can thrive. Through grantmaking and investing, Visa Foundation prioritizes 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 U.S. 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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Programs 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 organizations 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:

News and announcements

March 24, 2023

Red Cross recognizes Visa and Visa Foundation as 2023 Red Cross Philanthropic Company of the Year

A committed partner of the Red Cross for more than 33 years, Visa and Visa Foundation have supported people impacted by disasters with the resources they need. Visa Foundation allows the organization to have response tools at the ready before disaster strikes, as an Annual Disaster Giving Pledge member. Together with our employees, who also dedicate time and resources to local Red Cross programs, we have donated more than $30 million in support of Red Cross disaster response.

Meet the team

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