Support AEO

For nearly two decades, AEO and its member organizations have provided training and financing to enable more than two million entrepreneurs to contribute to economic growth as they support themselves, their families and their communities.  Engaging with AEO enables us to deepen and extend the impact of our members and the entrepreneurs they serve.


The easiest way to support the work of AEO is to donate funds. Even small gifts make a difference! You may:

  • Give to a specific program or initiative that is meaningful to you
  • Give to our unrestricted program funds to help us advance the mission of AEO by directing your funds
  • Make a lasting gift to honor a remember a loved one by naming a grant program, or fellowship

If you would like to make an unrestricted donation you can do so online here:


Commercial banks and the companies that seek to support Main Street businesses with products and services are logical partners for AEO initiatives, but any company that is eager to support small business through effective, innovative and high-impact interventions would do well to become a partner. Companies are invited to join our growing network of Small Business Champions.

  • Sponsor all or part of our next annual national Microenterprise Conference and Training Institute
  • Collaborate on specific initiatives
  • Contribute services or goods to support entrepreneurs and microenterprise development organizations
  • Donate funds for specific AEO grant-making programs such as innovation challenge grants
  • Donate funds for specific initiatives or contribute unrestricted program funds



For organizations focused on financial inclusion, economic opportunity and entrepreneurship, there are many opportunities for participation. Organizations may:

  • Collaborate to design and implement community- or constituency-based programs or grants
  • Contribute funds or resources to further AEO’s impact in your areas of interest
  • Contribute unrestricted funds for AEO to apply to critical areas of opportunity

Contact us
to discuss the opportunities you and AEO can generate together, or give online today.