Strive is a global philanthropic initiative – developed by the Mastercard Center for Inclusive Growth and Caribou Digital – that aims to support the resilience and growth of five million small businesses around the world. The initiative will enable these small businesses – many of which have been disproportionately impacted by the pandemic – to reach their full potential as catalysts of inclusive growth by supporting them to digitalize their operations, unlock their access to financial services and more effectively participate in digital markets. By partnering with the private sector, civic, and government organizations worldwide, Strive Community will employ a digital and data-first approach, helping small businesses increase their use of digital technology and boost their economic potential.
The Strive Community is funded by the Mastercard Impact Fund. The Fund is administered by the Center for Inclusive Growth which advances equitable and sustainable economic growth and financial inclusion worldwide.