ROCKY MOUNTAIN MICROFINANCE INSTITUTE
FISCAL YEAR 2021-2022
A MESSAGE FROM
The past year has been an unprecedented one for RMMFI. We served a record number of entrepreneurs in the Denver Metro Region, expanded to new communities across Colorado, hit an all-time $1 million lent, and brought on our first non-founder CEO, Jessica Sveen.
Just as entrepreneurs must listen, learn, and innovate – so has RMMFI. In this report we share our results, key innovations, and impact over the past year. This impact is made possible because of you – our RMMFI community!
OUR NORTH STAR
People are unstoppable forces. Life circumstances are real and sometimes overwhelming, yet they should not determine what we can do in the present or be in the future. We believe everyone should be free to make choices to activate the possible. RMMFI creates the space for communities and people of all backgrounds to realize their unique potential through the power of entrepreneurship.
DIVERSITY, EQUITY, INCLUSION, AND ACCESSIBILITY STATEMENT OF COMMITMENT
RMMFI recognizes that in order to pursue our North Star we must approach our work and lead through a framework of racial, gender, and geographic equity. We know racial inequities and systemic barriers in education, access to capital, and access to opportunity have kept people of color and systemically marginalized communities out of mainstream access. We intentionally take part in conversations about structural racism as well as engage diverse voices in problem-solving, decision-making and issues of accessibility.
RMMFI supports resilient Coloradans who are ready for business ownership that have faced marginalization, societal barriers, or low-wage employment. RMMFI works with entrepreneurs from a variety of high-barrier backgrounds across locations, ages, and demographics which results in a diverse, welcoming community of entrepreneurs.