PORTFOLIO | Financial Inclusion

Promoting Financial Inclusion so families have the tools they need to climb out of poverty and stay there.

From the Blog

September 9, 2016 | Now Accepting Open Inquiries for Funding: Pathways to Financial Inclusion Initiative

Does your organization work on helping people build the know how to control their...

August 17, 2016 | Secretary of the Treasury Lew Visits NWAF to Discuss Financial Inclusion

August 8 was a special day for the Foundation and its grantees working on financial...

May 10, 2016 | Banking the Unbanked in a FAIR Way:

Learn How from the New Prepare + Prosper Profile

There are some outstanding alternatives to predatory lenders that can open doors to a...

February 1, 2016 | How Access to a Car Can Drive Cross-Party Collaboration: Minnesota Asset Building Coalition (MABC)

(Financial Capability Policy Blog Series)

Transportation can be a huge barrier to gaining a job and developing the financial...

December 7, 2015 | Advocacy Can Block Harmful Legislation: Statewide Poverty Action Network (Financial Capability Policy Blog Series)

Payday lenders, such as Moneytree, swamped the Washington state legislature during the...

Income alone isn’t the only thing people and communities need to escape poverty.

They also need the right conditions to build their assets for the long term. Unfortunately, many under-resourced communities are locked out of the economic system that generates conditions for other communities in the region to thrive. The financial services in under-resourced communities are often intimidating, predatory, and opaque—if they exist at all.


For these communities, it’s not about figuring out how to get out of a temporary financial bind, it’s about finding a plan for living their life with policies that support them. Training programs help people break the cycle of living paycheck-to-paycheck, navigate loans and debt, build credit and withstand financial crises. We also work to fill in this gap by investing in efforts to develop the financial know-how and skills that help individuals, families and communities control their finances, build assets over time and secure the future for themselves and their families.
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Income alone isn’t the only thing people and communities need to escape poverty.

They also need the right conditions to build their assets for the long term. Unfortunately, many under-resourced communities are locked out of the economic system that generates conditions for other communities in the region to thrive. The financial services in under-resourced communities are often intimidating, predatory and opaque—if they exist at all.

For these communities, it’s not about figuring out how to get out of a temporary financial bind, it’s about finding a plan for living their life and policy that supports them. Training programs help people break the cycle of living paycheck to paycheck, navigate loans and debt, build credit, and withstand financial crises. We also work to fill in this gap by investing in efforts to develop the financial know-how and skills that help individuals, families, and communities control their finances, build assets over time, and secure the future for themselves and their families.
MORE ∨

From the Blog

September 9, 2016 | Now Accepting Open Inquiries for Funding: Pathways to Financial Inclusion Initiative

Does your organization work on helping people build the know how to control their...

August 17, 2016 | Secretary of the Treasury Lew Visits NWAF to Discuss Financial Inclusion

August 8 was a special day for the Foundation and its grantees working on financial...

May 10, 2016 | Banking the Unbanked in a FAIR Way:

Learn How from the New Prepare + Prosper Profile

There are some outstanding alternatives to predatory lenders that can open doors to a...

February 1, 2016 | How Access to a Car Can Drive Cross-Party Collaboration: Minnesota Asset Building Coalition (MABC)

(Financial Capability Policy Blog Series)

Transportation can be a huge barrier to gaining a job and developing the financial...

December 7, 2015 | Advocacy Can Block Harmful Legislation: Statewide Poverty Action Network (Financial Capability Policy Blog Series)

Payday lenders, such as Moneytree, swamped the Washington state legislature during the...