Our Story

“What if you could use the collective force of your wealth to create more wealth for your community by creating more entrepreneurs?"

This is a question Prasad Menon, Founder of Bayou Microfund, asked himself just over a decade ago. “Access to working capital is key to new entrepreneurs,” says Menon, “but in my life experience and through my work with Bayou Microfund, sometimes knowing that someone believes in you is just as powerful as financial backing. That encouragement can make all the difference in the world.” 

Read more about how Menon’s ideas of creating a virtuous circle of giving have sprouted and gradually become a reality:  Seed of an IdeaPlanting the Seed, and That Seed Is Now a Tree.