2019 annual report: How the African American Financial Capability Initiative responds to the racial wealth gap through financial inclusion
Q2 grants support groups grounded in culture!
Interview with Ujamaa Place’s Otis Zanders on economic empowerment for African Americans
From the Blog
August 15, 2019 | Our 2019 Annual Report Spotlights African American-Led Solutions to the Racial Wealth Gap, and Our Continued DEI Journey
Six grantee cohorts participating in the African American Financial Capability...
August 7, 2019 | Q2 Grantmaking: Supporting Change Grounded in the Culture of Our Priority Communities
In the second quarter of 2019, our grants focused on our Financial Inclusion portfolio,...
December 21, 2018 | Overcoming High Barriers to Financial Inclusion: Interview with Otis Zanders Shows How Ujamaa Place and a Twin Cities Community of Practice Collaborate on Economic Empowerment for African Americans
Otis Zanders is the president and CEO of Ujamaa Place, a St. Paul, MN–based organization...
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...
Prepare + Prosper (P+P) launches FAIR — “Financial Access in Reach,” an innovative and far-reaching new program for underbanked individuals and families.
Minnesota Asset Building Coalition is one of eight asset-building groups working as a cohort to improve financial capability policies at state and tribal levels.
Tools & Info
A three-year NWAF-funded program supporting African American-led nonprofits addressing the racial wealth gap in six cities in our region.
A report from the First Nations Development Institute that provides the most comprehensive listing of financial capability programs serving Native communities in NWAF’s region.
A research report from the National Council of La Raza (NCLR) that makes the case for addressing challenges regarding access to banking and other financial services for communities of color.
A dynamic tool that provides data about household financial security and policy solutions by state and through customizable reports.