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

From the Blog

September 27, 2018 | The African American Financial Capability Initiative Is Successfully Wrapping Up Its Third and Final Year. Here’s Why This Is Important.

Estimates indicate that more than two centuries will pass before African American...

June 29, 2018 | Are You Working for Real Change that Meets the Needs of Low-Income Communities? You Need Prosperity Now’s New Scorecard.

The Scorecard helps you make the case for work that puts communities on a path to...

December 1, 2017 | Three-Year Financial Capability Policy Initiative Concludes with Big Wins

Our Financial Capability Policy initiative just concluded its three-year run this past...

March 29, 2017 | Why Being Low-Income Isn’t ONLY About Low Income

Last week I attended the Summit on Inequality & Opportunity in Washington, DC,...

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...

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 27, 2018 | The African American Financial Capability Initiative Is Successfully Wrapping Up Its Third and Final Year. Here’s Why This Is Important.

Estimates indicate that more than two centuries will pass before African American...

June 29, 2018 | Are You Working for Real Change that Meets the Needs of Low-Income Communities? You Need Prosperity Now’s New Scorecard.

The Scorecard helps you make the case for work that puts communities on a path to...

December 1, 2017 | Three-Year Financial Capability Policy Initiative Concludes with Big Wins

Our Financial Capability Policy initiative just concluded its three-year run this past...

March 29, 2017 | Why Being Low-Income Isn’t ONLY About Low Income

Last week I attended the Summit on Inequality & Opportunity in Washington, DC,...

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...