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Support the Clinton Street Theater with a Kiva Loan





On a blustery winter's day, I want to shout out to the world, "Thanks to all my generous investors!!"

I am now in the public phase of the project, and I have until February 22nd to secure all of the funding. This is an "all or nothing" fundraiser!

We are 31% of the way there, and includes almost 200 individuals and lending groups from all over the United States and the world. Your generosity is humbling, and I am so grateful for your belief in what we are creating together at the Clinton.

Our mission is to support the community through the power of independent film and live events, and receiving this Kiva loan means we can continue to do this better than ever.

Kiva is an international nonprofit, founded in 2005 and based in San Francisco, with a mission to connect people through lending to alleviate poverty. Kiva celebrates and supports people looking to create a better future for themselves, their families and their communities.

Running a small business is difficult in the best of times, and I'm proud that we've been able to keep the Clinton Street Theater running mostly in the black for the six years of our ownership, but we have a lot of goals that we can't reach on our day-to-day operating budget. This $25,000 loan will be used to pay off some debt, and then fund some serious infrastructure projects. The list is long, but here are some of the things we want to do: build a new door to the auditorium, replace the 35mm platter system with Reel-to-Reel projection, make the bathrooms more accessible, lay new carpet, install LED lights in the marquee--like I said the list is long.

Unlike other crowdsourcing endeavors like Kickstarter or IndieGoGo, there are no perks. This is a business investment. Kiva helps folks put together this no-interest loan for us, and you will be paid back without interest over the next three years.

If you're interested in making this loan a reality and helping us get to the next level, please go to this page:


Let me warn you--Kiva is quite addictive. When I received the first loan and became a Kiva member, I found lots of ways to help other entrepreneurs both locally, in other parts of the United States and the world. My own lender portfolio includes a hot sauce maker here in Portland and a women's cheese coop in Kenya. Take a look around on the site. We can do lots of good when we work together in community. Thank you for believing in what we do and for your support of the Clinton!