Accion is a global nonprofit on a mission to create a fair and inclusive economy where underserved people have quality financial choices and opportunities to improve their economic well-being.

At Accion, we know financial services are powerful tools to help reduce poverty and create opportunity. We work with local partners to develop and scale responsible digital financial solutions for underserved people globally, so they can make informed decisions and improve their lives. 

Philanthropy enables us to innovate, pilot, research, and document. And with commercial capital we scale proven solutions. This unique, hybrid model has made Accion a leader in inclusive finance for more than 60 years. 

Our partners are helping us create a more inclusive world – will you join us?


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People Reached

We partner for impact. Since our founding, Accion has helped build more than 235 financial service providers serving clients across 75 countries, reaching more than 350 million people.

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Mastercard

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Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

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Conrad Hilton Foundation

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Citi Foundation

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United States Agency for International Development (USAID)

FedEx

FMO, the Dutch Entrepreneurial Development Bank

DAI

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Dalio Philanthropies

Mastercard Center for Inclusive Growth

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PARTNER spotlight: Conrad N. Hilton Foundation  

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“We are proud to support Accion’s work to improve the lives of refugee and host community women in Ethiopia and Uganda.”

Barri Shorey, Senior Program Officer for the Refugees initiative at the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation, commenting on the partnership between the Hilton Foundation and Accion. Over the next two years, Accion and UGAFODE will continue to expand access to financial services to refugee women in Uganda, including savings and credit products, and financial literacy and capacity building programs.

We know financial services are powerful tools to help reduce poverty and create opportunity

Manoranjan working on his phone in Odisha, India

Innovating for Inclusion:
We are experts in inclusive digital innovation with decades of experience understanding the financial needs of people living in, or near, poverty and a proven record of harnessing the capital markets to demonstrate scalable impact.

Rina looks at her phone in Odisha, India

Ensuring Equitable Access:
We work with local partners to develop and scale responsible digital financial solutions for underserved people globally, so they can make informed decisions and improve their lives.  

Sulema on her farm in Cochabamba, Bolivia

Building Resilience:
We work with small business owners, smallholder farmers, and women – the people who are most impacted by climate change, economic instability, and conflict – helping to provide high-quality, affordable financial services that people often take for granted. 

Partner with us

Let’s explore how we can work together to create a more inclusive economy.

Bhavna Chahal works at her store

Our partnership approach is built on a shared vision of using philanthropy to explore and de-risk new models and then take them to commercial scale.

Michael Schlein, President and CEO of Accion

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