The success of getting this legislation enacted is a great example of the role local philanthropy can play as an intermediary, not just a funder, in addressing thorny and important community issues.
Wages may be critical to women’s daily survival, but it’s the compounding gap in accrued wealth that hobbles women’s long-term financial well-being.
The Tax Alliance for Economic Mobility recently sent around a compelling call to action on the issue of national tax reform. As the Tax Alliance clearly and correctly points out, an important goal of our tax system—beyond funding the government—is to aid Americans in developing their financial security. In this goal the system has failed.
The Fund happily noted grantee Mission Asset Fund on the front page of the New York Times on Saturday. The write-up focuses on MAF’s lending circle program, which helps borrowers access affordable loans, build credit history, and set them up for a financially stable future. MAF is part of the Fund’s Economic Security cohort of grantees, addressing
Year Up, a Fund grantee since 2010, was featured on 60 Minutes this past Sunday. It’s a wonderful news piece that does a great job of explaining how Year Up meets the hiring needs of technology and finance businesses –where a real talent shortage exists at the entry level– while giving very disadvantaged young adults the
We are so pleased to announce that Amanda Feinstein, Senior Program Officer for Economic Security at the Walter & Elise Haas Fund, has been awarded the Philanthropist of the Year Award by the California Asset Building Coalition for her work with Asset Funders Network. CABC writes Chosen from among a pool of grantmakers from across