- Program Education
- Program Area Graduating High School College & Career Ready
- Grant Amount $200,000
- Grant Period June 1, 2022–May 31, 2024
- Location Ann Arbor, MI, United States
- Geographic Focus United States
About this grant
Although many children and families still lack savings accounts, the field’s recent growth has created a platform for advancing the next generation of children’s savings account policy innovations. While research evidence also shows that low- and moderate-income families successfully save in children’s savings accounts, field leaders are exploring innovative strategies for increasing seed deposits and growing overall account balances, especially among low- and moderate-income families. With Mott Foundation support, the University of Michigan will begin building the research and policy case for a shift from small- to large-dollar children’s savings accounts. To accomplish this goal, the grantee will publish research and policy briefs summarizing research findings and laying out policy arguments, prepare op-eds and blogs to help highlight ideas and create a network of stakeholders to help disseminate and promote new ideas.