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  • Resources | Asset Funders Network
    People Want What They Need Tax Alliance for Economic Mobility Home Educate Resource Library Resource Library Search by keyword Go Or select a filter from the menu boxes Topic All Asset Preservation Strategies Credit Economic Mobility Education Financial Access Financial Education Financial Security Health Care Homeownership Strategies Microenterprise Poverty Public Policy Racial Wealth Gap Retirement Security Savings Initiatives Target Populations Type All Case Study Funder Brief Media Report Video Webinar Filter 2013 Assets and Opportunity Scorecard The Assets and Opportunity Network released its 2013 Scorecard Learn more A New Pathway to Financial Inclusion Alternative Data Credit Building and Responsible Lending in the Wake of the Great Recession PERC report released in June 2012 Learn more AFN Consumer Engagement Helping People Want What They Need Executive Summary Learn more AFN Southern Region About Us Asset building provides individuals families and communities with greater economic security and opportunities for growth Working together Asset Funders Network members including a strong voice from Southern grantmakers can make change by increasing opportunity and financial security at a scale we could never achieve alone Learn more AFN Tax Policy Reform Delivering Financial Security Opportunities For Those Who Need It Most Learn more AFN s Tax Policy

    Original URL path: http://assetfunders.org/educate/resources/ (2016-05-01)
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  • Tax Alliance for Economic Mobility | Asset Funders Network
    be the voice and change the stark reality for the majority of Americans AFN launched the Tax Policy Project in late 2012 We have recently completed a transition of the project s leadership to the national nonprofits CFED and PolicyLink It has recently been renamed Tax Alliance for Economic Mobility AFN invites you to review the resources below to learn more about tax policy reform and this important initiative FEATURED NEWS Tax Day is Over Now Let s Change Our Tax System by Heather McCulloch and Elvis Guzman featured by Center for Global Policy Solutions April 2015 Senate Finance Commitee Savings and Investment working group recommendations submitted by the Tax Alliance for Economic Mobility May 2015 Director Heather McCulloch featured in the New York Times series Room for Debate Retirement Break for the Rich but not the Poor May 2015 A Tax Reform Agenda for Low Income Americans by Richard Eisenberg featured on PBS s Next Avenue blog TAX ALLIANCE FOR ECONOMIC MOBILITY MATERIALS Tax Alliance for Economic Mobility Description Tax Alliance for Economic Mobility Members Guiding Principles Asset Building Tax Reform Proposals TAX REFORM ASSET BUILDING BRIEFS AND ARTICLES Why Anti Poverty Advocates Should Care About Tax Policy Heather McCulloch 2015 From Upside Down to Right Side Up CFED Sept 2014 Building an Equitable Economy A Primer for Advocates PolicyLink Nov 2014 Reforming the Tax Code to Build an Equitable Economy Heather McCulloch 2013 How Asset Development Policies Align with Tax and Budget Reform Eugene Steuerle 2012 Tax Reform Delivering financial security opportunities for those who need it the most Asset Funders Network 2012 REPORTS PREPARED FOR TAX ALLIANCE FOR ECONOMIC MOBILITY BY THE URBAN BROOKINGS TAX POLICY CENTER Net Capital Gains Across Zip Codes by Benjamin H Harris and Lucie Parker December 12th 2014 The Mortgage Interest Deduction

    Original URL path: http://assetfunders.org/educate/tax-policy-reform-project/ (2016-05-01)
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  • Network | Asset Funders Network
    Click to view or download an Overview on AFN AFN IS a membership organization of national regional and community based foundations and grantmakers strategic about using philanthropy to promote economic opportunity and financial security for low and moderate income Americans a vital partner that works to increase the capacity of its members to effectively promote economic security by supporting efforts that help low to moderate income individuals and families build and protect assets a responsive network empowering foundations and grantmakers to leverage their resources to make more effective and strategic funding decisions allowing each dollar invested to have greater impact REGIONAL CHAPTERS 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 Learn More 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

    Original URL path: http://assetfunders.org/network/ (2016-05-01)
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  • Our Members | Asset Funders Network
    Events Events from the Field Grantmaker Conference 2015 Join our Mailing List Join AFN Membership Options Membership FAQ Membership Form Network AFN Members Institutional Members Supporting Members Affiliate Members AFN Regional Chapters Bay Area Metropolitan Chicago North Texas Home Network AFN Members AFN 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

    Original URL path: http://assetfunders.org/network/afn-members/ (2016-05-01)
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  • AFN Regional Chapters | Asset Funders Network
    Grantmakers The Asset Funders Network advances economic opportunity and prosperity for low and moderate income people through philanthropy AFN is a national and regional affinity organization focused on economic stability and upward mobility AFN Regional Chapters offer members focused opportunities to network locally with like minded peers and provide resources and promising practices tailored to the issues and needs specific to the region REGIONS Connect Learn Empower Regional Chapters increase

    Original URL path: http://assetfunders.org/network/regional-chapters/ (2016-05-01)
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  • Bay Area | Asset Funders Network
    financial assets Launched in early 2010 as the first affiliate of the national Asset Funders Network Bay Area AFN is supporting the community of funders invested in asset building activities in the region strengthening the field by fostering connections between grantmakers and their peers in the nonprofit public and private sector and working to increase investment in the field over the long term To learn more about Bay Area Asset Funders Network please click here to view or download our Information Sheet CONVENINGS Click here to view current AFN events including Bay Area convenings OBJECTIVES 1 Funder engagement Bay Area AFN is expanding and connecting the community of funders supporting asset building programs services and opportunities for low and moderate income residents of communities across the region by Raising the visibility of asset building work within the broader community of private and corporate foundations public sector funders and financial institutions Creating opportunities for funders to learn about issues and emerging opportunities facing the asset building field and Providing a forum for funders to discuss strategies promising practices and public policy 2 Field building Bay Area AFN is working to build the regional asset building field by Hosting opportunities for strategic visioning shared learning and networking between funders practitioners and other stakeholders Serving as a resource for stakeholders interested in asset building work in the Bay Area STRUCTURE Membership in Bay Area AFN is open to funders who are supporting or are actively interested in supporting asset building programs services and initiatives including private and corporate foundations public agencies and financial institutions The membership meets quarterly STEERING COMMITTEE Aimee Durfee Y H Soda Foundation Co Chair Lisa Kawahara Friedman Family Foundation Co Chair Elena Chávez Quezada Walter and Elise Haas Fund Lance Tomasu Citi Community Development Padmini Parthasarathy The California Wellness

    Original URL path: http://assetfunders.org/network/san-francisco-bay-area/ (2016-05-01)
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  • Metropolitan Chicago | Asset Funders Network
    corporate foundations public sector funders and financial institutions supporting opportunities for low wealth individuals and families in the Metro Chicago Area to access financial education and services save invest and preserve financial assets Launched in early 2013 as a regional affiliate of the national Asset Funders Network Metro Chicago AFN is supporting the community of funders invested in asset building activities in the region strengthening the field by fostering connections between grantmakers and their peers in the nonprofit public and private sector and working to increase investment in the field over the long term Objectives 1 Funder engagement Metro Chicago AFN is expanding and connecting the community of funders supporting asset building programs services and opportunities for low and moderate income residents of communities across the region by Raising the visibility of asset building work within the broader community of private and corporate foundations public sector funders and financial institutions Creating opportunities for funders to learn about issues and emerging opportunities facing the asset building field and Providing a forum for funders to discuss strategies promising practices and public policy 2 Field building Metro Chicago AFN is working to build the regional asset building field by Hosting opportunities for strategic

    Original URL path: http://assetfunders.org/network/metropolitan-chicago-asset-funders-network/ (2016-05-01)
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  • North Texas | Asset Funders Network
    in Dallas Carolyn Seward CEO of The MET Center in St Louis MO and Susan Gewirtz a Baltimore based consultant and former grantmaker Speakers outlined the case for two generation approaches shared an actionable framework for implementing two generation programs and discussed the impacts early evidence and lessons learned from existing two generation programs North Texas Funders Forum A New Framework for Financial Security Click here for meeting resources September 29 2015 hosted by Community Foundation of North Texas The Miles Foundation United Way of Tarrant County The North Texas Asset Funders Network is pleased to present an important conversation about the roles that philanthropy and the nonprofit sector can play in helping low income families across North Texas move from surviving to thriving All too often financial education is not enough to empower low income families to take control of their financial lives Learn about a new approach for addressing these challenges a comprehensive framework or ecosystem that includes a range of services to meet the partner specific interconnected needs of people organizations and systems Through interactive discussion with local funders and community based organizations we shared learnings about how two Tarrant County based organizations are leveraging this comprehensive approach to help families improve their financial bottom line This event featured a presentation by Mae Watson Grote Founder and Executive Director The Financial Clinic Kathryn Arnold Executive Director Family Pathfinders Kathryn Jacob President CEO SafeHaven Jay Meadows Board Chair Family Pathfinders and Tracy Rector Philanthropist Community Volunteer moderated by Nancy Jones President Community Foundation of North Texas North Texas Funders Forum Building Assets and Economic Opportunity through Career Pathways Click here for meeting resources June 2 2015 hosted by Communities Foundation of Texas The North Texas Asset Funders Network is pleased to present a forum highlighting the roles that philanthropy and the nonprofit sector can play in helping low income families succeed in North Texas The forum moderated by Michelle Thomas JPMorgan Chase Co featured a presentation by Loh Sze Leung Jobs for the Future with panelist Jaimi Cortes The Women s Foundation of California Bob Nicholson NPower and Mark Popovich The Hitachi Foundation North Texas Funders Forum Promoting Economic Opportunity Through Policy and Influence Click here for meeting agenda Click here for meeting presentations February 19 2015 hosted by the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas The North Texas Asset Funders Network is pleased to present a forum highlighting effective ways foundations and nonprofits can use policy change as part of their strategyfor addressing economic insecurity and asset building for low income families The forum moderated by Alfreda B Norman Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas featured Ann Beeson Center for Public Policy Priorities Nayantara Mehta Alliance for Justice and discussion led by Dena L Jackson Dallas Women s Foundation North Texas Funders Forum Beyond EITC Tax Time as a Gateway to Economic Security Putting the EITC to Work for Working Families Click here for meeting agenda September 25 2014 hosted by the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas The North

    Original URL path: http://assetfunders.org/network/dallas-funders-group/ (2016-05-01)
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