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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, 2006–December 31, 2007
  • Location Washington, DC, United States
  • Geographic Focus United States

About this grant

Established in 2002, New America Foundation’s Asset-Building Program seeks to significantly broaden the ownership of assets in America, especially among low- and moderate-income households, thereby providing all Americans with both the means to get ahead and a direct stake in the overall success of the U.S. economy. To achieve this goal, the program works in three areas: policy research and development, communications and information dissemination, and policymaker education.This grant will enable New America Foundation to continue generating new knowledge about the benefits of broadly shared wealth; attracting new audiences to asset building concepts through media and communications efforts; creating new constituents for asset building among policymakers and other high-profile public figures and opinion makers; and developing and advancing new policies to help low-income Americans build assets.