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Asset Building Program

New America

  • Program Education
  • Program Area Graduating High School College & Career Ready
  • Grant Amount $400,000
  • Grant Period January 1, 2004–December 31, 2005
  • Location Washington, DC, United States
  • Geographic Focus United States

About this grant

The purpose of the New America Foundation’s asset-building program is to significantly expand the ownership of assets in America, providing all Americans with both the means to get ahead and a way to contribute to the overall success of the economy. To this end, the program works to design and refine public policies that build, protect and control assets; educate the public about the benefits of asset building; and promote inclusive asset-building policies with leading policymakers.Multiyear funding will enable the project to promote policies that help low- and moderate-income families build assets; and increase public understanding of such policies and programs.During its first year, the project published a series of issues briefs and working papers; launched a comprehensive Web-based clearinghouse; placed op-eds and essays in significant media publications, such as the New York Times and Washington Post; and identified additional sources of support.