Who We Are
Economic Opportunity (EO) is a nonprofit community resource of Jannus Inc. creating mobility from poverty by removing barriers through education, support and emergency loans.
EO’s microlending, business development, mentoring and credit building services empower people to grow, succeed and thrive regardless of age, race, gender, or background – all contributing to stronger families and a more vibrant local economy.
Our Core Values
Compassion, Respect, Diversity, Creativity, Entrepreneurship
Jannus EO is a nonprofit community resource that removes barriers and delivers support in many ways with a focus on improving financial health and resiliency – all contributing to greater self-sufficiency, independence, stronger families and a more vibrant community and local economy. Find out more.
Our Services and Programs
EO programs and services are provided to equip people from every walk of life with the tools needed to grow, succeed and thrive.
EO offers microlending options to help individuals, families and communities realize financial health and resiliency while creating pathways to the financial mainstream. Click here to learn more.
EO Refugee Child Care Business Development
RCBD helps refugees, primarily women become economically self-sufficient by opening in-home childcares that provide culturally sensitive, affordable and safe care for children. Click here to learn more.
EO Starling Project
EO’s Starling Project is a Boise-based multicultural women’s mentoring program focused on fostering the advancement of young adult refugee women enrolled in higher education, ages 18-25, to maximize their potential as future leaders. Click here to learn more.
EO Business Development
EO provides business support services to help socially and economically underserved individuals and families increase household income and improve financial security through self-employment. Click here to learn more.
EO Credit Building
EO helps clients build and maintain good credit by providing credit education, one-on-one credit coaching, and credit builder tools – a strategy that helps people to lay the foundation for financial resiliency. Click here to learn more.
Jannus EO delivers support in many ways, from general assistance to population-specific programs, all working collaboratively through strategic partnerships and public-private or community-based efforts. EO is proud to have the partnership, collaboration and support of the following agencies and organizations:
CITY OF BOISE
BOISE STATE UNIVERSITY
IDAHO OFFICE FOR REFUGEES
CREDIT BUREAU ALLIANCE
BOISE PARKS AND RECREATION
CAP ED CREDIT UNION
MOUNTAIN WEST BANK
SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION
DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND WELFARE
To become a professional services partner, refer clients or discuss fundraising and financial support please contact us, we’d love to hear from you.
Jannus Economic Opportunity (EO) is one of three major initiatives of Jannus, a nonprofit human services organization that also includes Public Policy and Community Health.
Jannus has been changing lives for more than 40 years by successfully helping individuals, families and communities in transition — from infancy to healthy childhood, from illness to health, from refugee to working citizens, and from isolation to community.