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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, 2012–December 31, 2013
  • 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 four areas: policy research, policymaker education, communications, and policy development. With support from the Mott Foundation, the New America Foundation will continue to: 1) develop and articulate a policy agenda focused on enabling more people to save, accumulate resources, and protect their assets throughout the life course; 2) elevate a public discourse around the wide array of ideas, policies, and programs, which promote asset building, savings, and the wealth creation process; and 3) advance policymakers’ understanding and leadership of asset building policies.