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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, 2010–December 31, 2011
  • Location Washington, DC, United States
  • Geographic Focus United States

About this grant

The New America Foundation’s Asset Building Program seeks to broaden the ownership of assets in America, especially among low- and moderate-income households, thereby providing all Americans with increased financial security as well as a direct stake in the success of our economy. To achieve this goal, the program works in three areas: policy research and development, communications and information dissemination, and policymaker education. With support from the Mott Foundation, the New America Foundation will continue to: 1) generate new knowledge about the benefits of broadly shared wealth; 2) attract new audiences to asset-building concepts through media and communications efforts; 3) create new constituents for asset building among policymakers and other high profile public figures and opinionmakers; and 4) create and advance new policies to help low-income Americans build assets.