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    new report on measuring early impacts of CSAs MOVE CONSUMERS to desire the very tools and services to build financial capability Financial Coaching An Asset Building Strategy Learn why it s a growing area and one of great interest in the asset building field Stay Connected Keep up with the latest AFN updates Email Newsletter Sign up Email address Sign up AFN s latest Strategy Spotlight highlights the catalytic role of philanthropy to take these efforts to scale Engaging in tax work is especially important for funders who have the privilege of investing broadly By not addressing taxes you re not addressing the elephant in the room Elena Chavez Quezada The Walter and Elise Haas Fund Member AFN Steering Committee The U S income tax system is arguably one of the biggest contributors to wealth inequality as it is subsidizing higher income households to build assets while providing limited benefits to low and moderate income families Closing or even narrowing the wealth gap in the years ahead will require changing tax policies so that household savings and investment incentives are accessible to those who are the least economically mobile AFN s new Strategy Spotlight Building Wealth Through Tax Reform Opportunities

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  • Contact | Asset Funders Network
    List Join AFN Membership Options Membership FAQ Membership Form About Our Mission Steering Committee AFN Members Staff FAQ Contact About Us AFN PDF Home About Contact Contact Connect with us on social media Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Membership Inquiries Membership Coordinator Kristen Johnson kristen assetfunders org Regional Contacts North Texas Annika Little annika assetfunders org Bay Area Stephanie Upp stephanie assetfunders org Los Angeles Mona Masri mona assetfunders org Chicago Metro

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  • AFN | Asset Funders Network
    About Us AFN PDF Home About About AFN Our Mission The Asset Funders Network advances economic opportunity and prosperity for low and moderate income people through philanthropy The Asset Funders Network AFN is a community of foundations and grantmakers using philanthropy to alleviate poverty Since its founding in 2005 AFN has focused on bringing together grant makers passionate about promoting economic opportunity and financial security for all Americans AFN brings together a diverse group of funders concerned about a common goal Regardless of whether their grant making targets education or housing microenterprise or workforce development if funders are giving away money to reduce poverty and increase individual financial security AFN is a resource AFN provides valuable opportunities to learn and connect From veteran practitioners to newcomers with fresh ideas AFN provides a safe and neutral forum for candid conversations among peers with similar and opposing views Our programming increases the capacity of our members to more effectively promote economic opportunity and security and make better strategic funding decisions Leveraging AFN offers more effective ways for our members to do their work by applying what others have come to know through trial and error themselves AFN is grounded in what works

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  • Empower | Asset Funders Network
    About Us AFN PDF Home About Our Mission Our Mission OUR MISSION The Asset Funders Network advances economic opportunity and prosperity for low and moderate income people through philanthropy WHO WE ARE The Asset Funders Network AFN is a community of foundations and grantmakers using philanthropy to alleviate poverty Since its founding in 2005 AFN has focused on bringing together grant makers passionate about promoting economic opportunity and financial security for all Americans AFN brings together a diverse group of funders concerned about a common goal Regardless of whether their grant making targets education or housing microenterprise or workforce development if funders are giving away money to reduce poverty and increase individual financial security AFN is a resource WHAT WE PROVIDE AFN provides valuable opportunities to learn and connect From veteran practitioners to newcomers with fresh ideas AFN provides a safe and neutral forum for candid conversations among peers with similar and opposing views Our programming increases the capacity of our members to more effectively promote economic opportunity and security and make better strategic funding decisions Leveraging AFN offers more effective ways for our members to do their work by applying what others have come to know through trial and

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  • Steering Committee | Asset Funders Network
    Committee Steering Committee AFN is governed by a steering committee consisting of the following leaders in the asset building grantmaking field Benita Melton Immediate Past Co Chair Charles Stewart Mott Foundation View profile Aimee Durfee Y H Soda Foundation View profile Amy Brown The Ford Foundation View profile Carla Thompson AFN Co Chair W K Kellogg Foundation View profile Colleen Briggs JPMorgan Chase Co View profile Daria Sheehan Citi Foundation

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  • AFN Members | Asset Funders Network
    Us AFN PDF Home About AFN Members AFN Members AFN welcomes national regional and community based foundations corporate giving programs philanthropic advisors and public funding agencies as members AFN is a growing community of leading edge grantmakers who recognize the value and importance of asset building grantmaking and its many connections to other fields that work to serve low and moderate income communities families and individuals Alameda County Social Services Agency Alfond Scholarship Foundation Bank of America Capital One Central Indiana Community Foundation Charles Stewart Mott Foundation Chicago Foundation for Women Citi Foundation Cities for Financial Empowerment Fund Communities Foundation of Texas Corporation for Supportive Housing Dallas Women s Foundation Ford Foundation Friedman Family Foundation Indiana Philanthropy Alliance JPMorgan Chase Co Jim Casey Youth Opportunities Initiative Key Bank Kresge Foundation Levi Strauss Foundation LISC Indianapolis Mary Reynolds Babcock Foundation MetLife Foundation Northwest Area Foundation PNC Prudential Foundation Pullium Charitable Trust S H Cowell Foundation Sand Hill Foundation Silicon Valley Community Foundation The Annie E Casey Foundation The California Wellness Foundation The Clowes Fund Inc The Marcled Foundation The Meadows Foundation The Miles Foundation The San Francisco Foundation The Women s Fund of Greater Birmingham Thomson Family Foundation United Way of

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  • Staff | Asset Funders Network
    AFN Membership Options Membership FAQ Membership Form About Our Mission Steering Committee AFN Members Staff FAQ Contact About Us AFN PDF Home About Staff Staff AFN staff listed below Joseph Antolín Executive Director View profile Abby Hughes Holsclaw Director of Member Engagement View profile Anne Yeoman CSA Project Manager View profile Annika Little Deputy Director View profile Jennifer Farland Communications Director View profile Jill Geltmaker Director of Operations View profile

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  • FAQ | Asset Funders Network
    services to job creation and workforce development reminds us that together we are more powerful than poverty Through membership innovative and promising approaches are shared promoting both scale and effectiveness while also increasing financial security opportunities for individuals and working families BROADEN YOUR KNOWLEDGE AFN provides a central resource to stay on top of what is happening in the field Learn about promising strategies ideas to advance best practices and the latest key issues collaborations and emerging innovations through webinars briefs convenings and online newsletters ATTEND PEER CONVENINGS Funders attending our meetings share their intellectual capital to engage in discussion in a neutral forum Allowing candid conversations among peers with similar and opposing views these discussions raise the visibility of and funding for activities that expand access to financial opportunities and strengthen communities EXPAND YOUR PROFESSIONAL NETWORK AFN regional and national convenings attract funders across philanthropic sectors and regions Because philanthropic strategies advancing and sustaining greater economic security and upward mobility increase impact funders from a variety of disciplines including those focused on immigration health early childhood education workforce economic development or higher education engage in AFN s programs CONNECT TO A NATIONAL NETWORK Philanthropic investments when connected through a framework of asset building bring greater impact and are more sustainable Whether virtually or in person AFN offers ways to connect Members from across the country to a national network The power of combined grantmaking efforts of AFN members remind us that together we are more powerful than poverty 3 WHO CAN JOIN AFN AFN welcomes private public family community and corporate foundations as well as giving programs United Ways and public funding agencies Click here to learn more 4 HOW DO I BECOME A MEMBER OF AFN Our membership criteria fee structure and application process are available online for your convenience Please view our membership section and reach out to AFN 5 MY ORGANIZATION DOES NOT CURRENTLY FUND ASSET BUILDING WORK DIRECTLY BUT I WOULD LIKE TO LEARN HOW TO CONNECT OUR WORK WITH AFN HOW CAN AFN HELP ME TO MAKE THIS CONNECTION CLEAR TO MY ORGANIZATION Asset building strategies can increase the impact of anyone working to alleviate poverty and create greater financial security AFN welcomes the opportunity to connect the work of our members and the asset building field to your organization s current funding areas AFN staff are available for initial phone conversations to determine connection and next appropriate steps AFN is also available to speak to grantmaking organizations and their staff and trustees upon request and we are happy to supply materials to help strengthen the connection between the asset building field and your organization s work whenever possible 6 I CAN T BECOME A MEMBER NOW HOW CAN I STAY CONNECTED The easiest way to stay in touch is to join our email list and receive our newsletter We will keep you up to date on our webinars and chapter events and offer an inside track to other activities in the asset building

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