Many organizations in Oregon and around the country are dedicated to increasing the financial resilience of households. Here’s more about national leaders in this field.

Prosperity Now

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Young Mountain Tea being poured into a cup. Young Mountain Tea is an IDA-supported business.

The Oregon IDA Initiative is pleased to partner with Prosperity Now (formerly CFED) which empowers low- and moderate-income households to build and preserve assets by advancing policies and programs that help them achieve the American Dream, including buying a home, pursuing higher education, starting a business and saving for the future. As a leading source for data about household financial security and policy solutions, Prosperity Now understands what families need to succeed. Prosperity Now promotes programs on the ground and invest in social enterprises that create pathways to financial security and opportunity for millions of people

We work with Prosperity Now primarily through their Assets for Opportunity Network and the Prosperity Now Scorecard. We also value their leadership on research and best practices.

Assets for Independence

The Assets for Independence (AFI) program is a federal version of the Oregon IDA Initiative. Managed by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the AFI program provides grantees, including many in Oregon, resources to offer financial capability training and matching funds to participants with low incomes.

New America Foundation Asset Building Program

The New America Foundation’s Asset Building program provides critical research and analysis to guide the future of the field.

Shriver Center’s Asset Opportunities Unit

Asset Building News is a free monthly newsletter published by the Shriver Center’s Asset Opportunities Unit that covers developments with respect to asset building strategies, asset limits for public benefits recipients, electronic benefit transfers/electronic benefit cards, predatory lending, and more.

Cities for Financial Empowerment

Cities for Financial Empowerment (CFE) brings together pioneering municipal governments from across the country that have begun to use their power and positions to advance innovative financial empowerment initiatives. Already, their members have made tangible and measurable commitments to supporting financial empowerment programming in their cities, and are now joining together to both teach and learn from one another.