Who We Are

Economic Opportunity by Jannus (EO) works to empower underserved Idahoans to realize economic mobility through providing individualized services and support. Through our loan funds, one-on-one coaching, technical support, and training - we focus on creating lasting socioeconomic change for all community members and our local economy.

EO's services include small personal and emergency loans, business loans, credit education, one-on-one coaching, business development, and childcare business development.


Our Team

Our Core Values

Compassion, Respect, Diversity, Creativity, Entrepreneurship

Our Purpose

Jannus EO is a nonprofit community resource that removes barriers and delivers support in many ways with a focus on improving financial health and mobility – all contributing to greater self-sufficiency, independence, stronger families and a more vibrant community and local economy. Find out more.

Our Services

EO programs and services are provided to equip people with the tools needed to prosper and create lasting socioeconomic change.

  • 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.

  • Refugee Childcare 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.

  • 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.

Our Partners

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:

Better Together

For more information about our services, eligibility terms and conditions, or how you can get involved, 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.