Kiva “envisions a financially inclusive world where all people hold the power to improve their lives.

More than 1.7 billion people around the world are unbanked and can’t access the financial services they need. Kiva is an international non-profit, founded in 2005 in San Francisco, with a mission to expand financial access to help underserved communities thrive.

We do this by crowdfunding loans and unlocking capital for the underserved, improving the quality and cost of financial services, and addressing the underlying barriers to financial access around the world. Through Kiva’s work, students can pay for tuition, women can start businesses, farmers are able to invest in equipment and families can afford needed emergency care.

By lending as little as $25 on Kiva, you can be part of the solution and make a real difference in someone’s life.

100% of every dollar you lend on Kiva goes to funding loans.”



Your donation is invaluable! Whether you make a one-time donation or you sign up to be a monthly donor, your Investment can support: Artistic and environmental educational programs for school children; over 8,000 last year!

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Leighton Philosophy

Our Values:     Respecting A.C. and Barbara Leighton’s legacy, we value creativity, relationships, learning, and the aesthetic experience.

Our Vision:      Enriching lives and connections to each other, the Leighton Art Centre connects you to art, history, and landscape.

Our Mission:   As a vibrant and open space for creativity, the Leighton Art Centre inspires us to explore, appreciate, and create.

Creativity-     We grow artists. Explore,

Appreciate-   We provide opportunities for visitors to explore the unexpected and gain new perspectives.

Sustainability-    We act mindfully in all areas impacting the LAC’s long-term viability through holistic practice, meaningful community connections and enduring relationships.


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