Moneythink is the only movement of young people restoring the economic health of the United States through preventative, transformative, evidence-driven youth financial education. By combining high-touch college mentoring with high-tech mobile phone tools, Moneythink helps teens from low-income backgrounds get on a pathway to economic prosperity. Learn more and join the Moneythink movement.
EveryoneOn is a national nonprofit working to eliminate the digital divide by making high-speed, affordable Internet service, low-cost computers, and free digital literacy courses accessible to all unconnected U.S. residents. EveryoneOn aims to leverage the democratizing power of the Internet to provide opportunity to everyone – regardless of age, race, geography, income, or education level.
The Hispanic Heritage Foundation, established by the White House in 1987, inspires, prepares, positions and connects minority leaders in the classroom, community and workforce to meet America’s priorities in 10 industries and areas of focus through award-winning programs including the Youth Awards, LOFT (Latinos On Fast Track), Hispanic Heritage Awards, and the Inspira Initiatives and Campaigns. Follow Hispanic Heritage Foundation on Facebook and @HHFoundation on Twitter. Follow @LOFTinstitute on Twitter.
LIFT’s mission is to help community members achieve economic stability and well-being. They are working to establish a new standard for holistic and enduring solutions in our country’s fight against poverty. They pair rigorously trained advocates with committed community members to build the strong personal, social and financial foundations they need to get ahead. Through their mentorship approach, community members are able to build a support network, confidence in what they bring to the table and the skills to manage tough times in the future.
CauseLabs solves problems with technology, exclusively for great causes. Founded in 2003, our mission is to serve as catalysts for a better world by applying design thinking to software development. We help great causes to move successfully from software idea to execution through rapid cycles that lead to full digital product breakthroughs. Our work spans large-scale web applications to highly focused mobile tools, and our clients include nonprofits, international development groups, and organizations with audacious plans. Our vision is to see our rapid approach to software innovation spread throughout the social impact space so that the people who can benefit the most from technology do so faster and more sustainably.
The Cities for Financial Empowerment Fund provides funding and technical assistance to mayors and their city partners to integrate financial empowerment programs and policies across the array of their municipal social services. Local governments offering safe banking, asset building, professional financial counseling, and consumer financial protections are measurably and efficiently helping individuals and families build assets and improve their overall financial well-being. Current multi-city programs include Financial Empowerment Centers, Bank On 2.0, and Summer Jobs Connect. To learn more, visit www.cfefund.org or join the conversation on Twitter @CFEfund
D2D Fund’s mission is to strengthen the financial opportunity and security of low and moderate income consumers by innovating, incubating, and stimulating new financial products and policies and envisions a world where the financial system promotes lasting social and economic prosperity for every family through their many initiatives. D2D works with the financial services industry, government agencies, national non-profit groups, grassroots community agencies, and public policy organizations to generate promising ideas, pilot test financial products and services, build awareness of the needs and potential of low-income communities, and advocate inclusive social and economic policies. D2D is leveraging the national obsession with lotteries and games of chance to create new savings products with broad consumer reach, called Prize Linked Savings. D2D believes that by reframing the act of saving from denial to one that has excitement, fun, and optimism, more Americans will be attracted to saving.
Manisha Thakor is the Founder/CEO of MoneyZen Wealth Management, a financial advisory firm serving women & families with $3 million+ in liquid assets; Manisha is also an ardent financial literacy advocate for individuals of all income and net worth levels. As a financial educator, Manisha has co-authored two critically acclaimed personal finance books (ON MY OWN TWO FEET and GET FINANCIALLY NAKED), serves on the faculty at The Omega Institute, and is a member of the National Board of The Girl Scouts of the USA. Manisha’s expert personal finance advice been featured in national media including The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Real Simple, MORE Magazine, CNN, CNBC, NPR, The Today Show, and Rachel Ray.Manisha earned her MBA from Harvard Business School, her BA from Wellesley College and is a CFA charterholder.
United Way Worldwide is the leadership and support organization for the network of nearly 1,800 community-based United Ways in 45 countries and territories. We envision a world where all individuals and families achieve their human potential through education, income stability and healthy lives. To address the obstacles that prevent hard working families from getting ahead financially, United Way launched the Financial Stability Partnership™, an initiative that promotes community-change strategies to help families meet their basic needs, while gaining the financial capability to plan for, and accomplish, their long-term financial goals.
AFCPE is a nonprofit, professional organization dedicated to educating, training, and certifying financial counselors and educators. Through generous funding and partnership with FINRA Foundation, they have created a Military Spouse Fellowship that provides spouses with the training they need to earn the AFC® (Accredited Financial Counselor) designation.
The Council on Metro Economies and the New American City serves as the economic research arm of the U.S. Conference of Mayors, forecasting economic growth and job creation in the nation’s 363 metro areas. The Council also reports on wage and income distribution in U.S. cities and their metro regions. As a part of its economic work, the Council promotes financial education and asset building as a path toward economic empowerment. Beyond urban economics, the Council works on cutting edge issues that define the American city including technology in re-branding cities, the role of globally competitive infrastructure, innovative public-private partnerships, and sustainable development.
Lisa Servon is a professor of Urban Policy and Management at the Milano School of International Affairs, Management, and Urban Policy at the New School and featured as an expert in the film Spent: Looking for Change. She teaches and conducts research in the areas of urban poverty, community development, economic development, and issues of gender and race. Specific areas of expertise include the financial lives of low-income communities, microenterprise development, and capacity-building for community-based organizations. Current research focuses on the alternative financial services industry.
The Milano School programs engage students in addressing big social, economic, environmental, and political problems in real time. Their innovative and interdisciplinary curriculum brings together an extraordinary faculty and motivated students to facilitate social change through project-based fieldwork.
Texas Appleseed's mission is to promote social and economic justice for all Texans by leveraging the skills and resources of volunteer lawyers and other professionals to identify practical solutions to difficult systemic problems. Texas Appleseed supports fair, equitable interest and fee charges for payday, auto title and other small dollar loans — and is working at local, state, and federal levels to ensure effective payday industry regulation and oversight.
ideas42 is a non-profit design lab and consulting firm that uses insights from behavioral science to create innovative solutions to complex social problems. We aim to achieve impact at scale by applying the latest research on human behavior to policy, program and product design. Our work involves educating decision makers and leaders about the power of behavioral science and how to apply it; improving existing products, policies, and programs; and inventing new products that draw on behavioral insights. To learn more, visit ideas42.org or follow @ideas42 on Twitter.
GoGirl Finance is a fast growing community of women looking to learn about and provide financial wisdom across money management, lifestyle, family and career topics. GoGirl Finance is a place where women can come to gain confidence with — and take control of — their financial lives. For more tips, follow GoGirl Finance on Twitter @GoGirlFinance and like us on Facebook at facebook.com/gogirlfinance.
The Aspen Institute is an educational and policy studies organization based in Washington, D.C. Its mission is to foster leadership based on enduring values and to provide a nonpartisan venue for discussing and acting on critical issues. The Institute has campuses in Aspen, Colorado, and on the Wye River on Maryland’s Eastern Shore. It also maintains offices in New York City and has an international network of partners. For more info, visit www.aspeninstitute.org.
Core Innovation Capital is a leading financial technology venture fund focused on the Emerging Middle Class, the 80 million Americans that generate over $1 trillion in annual income and spend more than $89 billion in fees and interest on financial services. Core partners with proven entrepreneurs and invests in disruptive financial technologies that deliver proven consumer value at scale. For more information about Core Innovation Capital, visit www.corevc.com or follow @CoreEMC.
The Center for Financial Services Innovation (CFSI) is the nation’s authority on consumer financial health. CFSI leads a network of financial services innovators committed to building a more robust financial services marketplace with higher quality products and services. Through its Compass Principles and a lineup of proprietary research, insights and events, CFSI informs, advises, and connects members of its network to seed the innovation that will transform the financial services landscape.