Who We Are
Jannus Economic Opportunity (EO) provides the support needed to launch and grow local businesses, meet emergency financial needs and champion tomorrow's leaders. Through our loan funds, one-on-one coaching, mentoring, and training classes – we power prosperity for families and our local economy.
From crisis to thriving, EO programs create economic mobility for all community members in the Treasure Valley and Twin Falls area.
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.
EO programs and services are provided to equip people with the tools needed to grow, succeed and thrive.
Financing and Support to Help Entrepreneurs Launch and Grow Small Businesses.
From commercial driver to restaurant owner, farmer to fashion designer, business ownership is a proven way for people to build wealth, independence, and financial security. EO supported businesses have generated over $12.4 million dollars in revenue which plugs back into our local economy. Click here to learn more.
Small Personal and Emergency Loans
These flexible, credit-builder loans are simply meant to help those in precarious situations. EO’s emergency loans have prevented homelessness for a hundred community members - mostly children, seniors and veterans - and helped dozens more of our neighbors experiencing homelessness secure housing. If you are having trouble paying rent, have an emergency medical bill, a broken-down vehicle, or other financial emergency, please contact us for help. Click here to learn more.
EO Refugee Child Care Business Development (RCBD)
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 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 Gemini Project
Supports young men in our community who arrived to the US as refugees– empowering them to dream big and reach their goals. 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:
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.