Financial Education in Your Community

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2016

 

Financial Wellness at Work Implementation Grants

Four grantees received $20,000 Financial Wellness at Work Implementation Grants to provide financial education and related support services using the workplace as a platform.

 

Green Mountain United Way
Montpelier, VT

United Way of Bartholomew County
Columbus, IN

United Way of Dane County
Madison, WI

United Way of Greater Toledo
Toledo, OH
 

2015

 

Financial Wellness at Work Implementation Grants

Five grantees received $20,000 Financial Wellness at Work Implementation Grants to provide financial education and related support services using the workplace as a platform.

 

Berkshire United Way
Pittsfield, MA

Financial Hope Collaborative at Creighton University
Omaha, NE

United Way of Henry and Martinsville
Martinsville, VA

United Way of Windham County
Brattleboro, VT

United Way Services of Geauga County
Cleveland, OH
 

2014

 

Baltimore CASH Campaign, Baltimore, MD

The Baltimore CASH (Creating Assets, Savings and Hope) Campaign will partner with the Baltimore Alliance for Careers in Healthcare to provide financial education and coaching for lower skilled workers within the career advancement and retention strategies of four Baltimore area hospitals. The project will also build the capacity of career coaches to provide financial education and related referrals to employees.
Grant amount: $127,631

 

Clarifi (Consumer Credit Counseling Service of Delaware Valley),
Philadelphia, PA

Clarifi will partner with Home Care Associates, a worker-owned home healthcare agency, to integrate financial education, coaching and related services into existing employee training and staff support services for lower-wage employees.
Grant amount: $141,800

 

Innovative Changes, Portland, OR

Innovative Changes will partner with two employment readiness and leadership programs to build the financial capability of at-risk youth entering the workforce. The Financial Independence Training (FIT) Youth Program will provide financial education and coaching with an emphasis on goal setting, budgeting, banking and credit.
Grant amount: $84,370

 

Metro United Way, Inc., Louisville, KY

Metro United Way will partner with Louisville Metro Community Services to deliver personal financial education for case managers and social service providers. Learning from the program will be shared through two annual Financial Empowerment Summits. Participants who finish the program will be encouraged to complete the city’s community financial empowerment certification program.
Grant amount: $121,854

 

NEDCO (Neighborhood Economic Development Corporation), Springfield, OR

NEDCO (Neighborhood Economic Development Corporation) will partner with local United Ways and social service agencies to pilot a workplace financial education and coaching program for lower-wage employees.
Grant amount: $150,000

 

Northwest Side Housing Center, Chicago, IL

Northwest Side Housing Center will pilot Women Forward, a comprehensive program of financial education and support services for low-income single mothers of school-age children.
Grant amount: $125,000

 

United Way for Greater Austin, Austin, TX

United Way for Greater Austin will expand the scope and services of its Learn Where You Earn workplace financial education program by engaging new employers, providing workplace financial coaching, and increasing opportunities for participants to apply learning and receive related financial capability services.
Grant amount: $150,000

 

United Way of Central Indiana, Indianapolis, IN

United Way of Central Indiana will partner with local nonprofits to bundle financial education and coaching with other financial stability services for low- and moderate-income residents. This will be accomplished by expanding the Center for Working Families model to two underserved neighborhoods in and near Indianapolis.
Grant amount: $118,035

 

United Way of Greater Milwaukee & Waukesha County, Milwaukee, WI

Through its Success Coach project, United Way of Greater Milwaukee & Waukesha County will partner with La Casa de Esperanza workforce development and three local employers to pilot a workplace financial education and coaching program for low- to moderate-income wage earners.
Grant amount: $150,000

 

United Way of Monroe County, Bloomington, IN

In partnership with its Financial Stability Alliance and other key community groups, United Way of Monroe County will integrate financial education into existing programs for vulnerable and disconnected teens.
Grant amount: $104,637

 

United Way of Story County, Ames, IA

United Way of Story County will expand the reach of its Women with Initiative program for at-risk women to include women in rural areas of the county. The program includes money management training, one-on-one mentoring and access to educational scholarships and emergency grants.
Grant amount: $114,962

 

United Way of the Inland Valleys, Riverside, CA

United Way of the Inland Valleys will deliver a financial capability program for foster youth 18-24 years of age, with an emphasis on helping participants achieve long-lasting behavior change. The program will include classroom training combined with support services and a six-month budgeting and saving practicum.
Grant amount: $124,672

 

2013

 

Kentucky Domestic Violence Association, Frankfort, KY

In cooperation with the Kentucky Community and Technical College System, the Kentucky Domestic Violence Association will expand the reach of its financial stability programs to include low-income students from 16 colleges across the state.
Grant amount: $149,600

 

Mission Economic Development Agency, San Francisco, CA

The Mission Economic Development Agency will partner with the San Francisco Office of Financial Empowerment to pilot a workplace financial education and coaching program for low-income employees at six hotels.
Grant amount: $150,000

 

Step Up Savannah, Savannah, GA

Step Up Savannah and the Consumer Credit Counseling Service of Savannah will build on a successful workplace financial education program through the addition of financial counseling and coaching services. Program partners will also refine marketing materials to attract new employers and continue the development of an innovative Financial Employee Assistance Program.
Grant amount: $150,000

 

United Way of Central Iowa, Des Moines, IA

United Way of Central Iowa will partner with the Iowa Department of Correctional Services’ Fifth Judicial District, the Des Moines Area Community College, and Iowa Legal Aid to provide financial education, financial coaching, and other support services to improve the self-sufficiency and financial stability of men under correctional supervision by the court.
Grant amount: $150,000

 

United Way of Chittenden County, South Burlington, VT

United Way of Chittenden County will expand its workplace financial stability program to include more local employers, as well as new partners and employers in neighboring counties. Project partners will test a model to provide services for small businesses, introduce a new workshop module on insurance and investing basics, provide increased opportunities for financial coaching, and refine program communication and marketing efforts.
Grant amount: $149,600

 

United Way of Greater Atlanta, Atlanta, GA

United Way of Greater Atlanta will provide Making Wages Work financial education programs in the Atlanta’s Promise Neighborhood, integrate financial education into the work of other nonprofit agencies serving the area, embed financial education in a parent leadership development program, and train selected program graduates to provide financial education and coaching.
Grant amount: $140,690

 

United Way of Greater Milwaukee, Milwaukee, WI

The United Way of Greater Milwaukee will work in partnership with Journey House and the YWCA of Southeastern Wisconsin to integrate basic financial education with existing GED test preparation coursework.
Grant amount: $150,000

 

United Way of Wayne and Holmes Counties, Inc., Wooster, OH

United Way of Wayne and Holmes Counties will collaborate with the Wayne County Child Support Enforcement Agency and The Ohio State University Extension to provide financial education and coaching for parents who are obligated by the court to make child support payments.
Grant amount: $50,000

 

YWCA of Seattle¦King¦Snohomish, Seattle, WA

The YWCA of Seattle¦King¦Snohomish will partner with the King County Coalition Against Domestic Violence and the Seattle-King County Asset building Collaborative to expand the availability of financial stability services for victims of domestic violence.
Grant amount: $150,000

 

2012

 

Aloha United Way, Honolulu, HI

Aloha United Way will partner with the Hawaii Council on Economic Education and Hawaiian Community Assets to provide the training, resources, and support necessary to integrate financial education with the programs of nine social service agencies serving older, at-risk youth. During the two year project, the participating agencies will provide financial education for 600 young adults between the ages of 16 and 22, including those that may be adjudicated, aging out of foster care, high school dropouts, English language learners, and teen parents. Most of these young people are in or will soon be entering the workforce, and most will not be enrolled in post-secondary training or education. In the early stages of the project, 75 social workers, counselors, law enforcement officials, and volunteers from the participating agencies will themselves participate in eight hours of basic financial education training in addition to training on culturally appropriate curriculum and effective teaching methods.
Grant amount: $141,144

 

Montana State University Extension, Bozeman, MT

Montana State University Extension will expand the state-wide audience for Solid Finances, its successful web-based financial education series. It will also partner with South Dakota State University Extension to build capacity and replicate the program in South Dakota. Financial education opportunities in rural areas are often extremely limited. The low population densities provide little incentive for for-profit providers and often pose insurmountable barriers for nonprofit educators. Take-up rates for static online programs are typically low. The Solid Finances program model has successfully overcome these challenges by combining distance learning technology with opportunities for participant interaction. Based on previous experience, project leaders project that over 3,600 people will participate in 32 sessions offered during the two-year project.
Grant amount: $126,492

 

RISE Foundation, Memphis, TN

In collaboration with the Community Alliance for the Homeless, the RISE Foundation will create a sustainable and integrated financial education program for families experiencing homelessness in Greater Memphis. In the first part of the project, 50 employees from agencies that serve homeless families will themselves participate in a financial education workshop series and complete a train-the-trainer workshop. RISE will also work with two Alliance staff members and participating agencies to provide financial education training and skill development training for 200 volunteer mentors. Before the end of the grant term, at least 100 homeless families will complete the RISE Common Cents training and achieve at least one financial goal with the assistance of a volunteer mentor.
Grant amount: $124,703

 

Spokane County United Way, Spokane, WA

Spokane County United Way will partner with the Next Generation Zone, a youth-serving affiliate of WorkSource Spokane, to provide financial education and coaching for youth 16–24 years of age. Youth that receive intensive services from the Next Generation Zone are typically low-income and have not has access to financial education. Nearly 44 percent do not have a GED or high school diploma. They are newly employed, preparing to work, or have recently been placed in an internship experience. During the two-year project, the Next Generation Zone will fully integrate financial education into its core services, and 288 youth will complete training.
Grant amount: $150,000

 

United Way of Massachusetts Bay and Merrimack Valley, Boston, MA

The United Way of Massachusetts Bay and Merrimack Valley will develop a cost-effective model of standards-based financial coaching that will initially support 2,400 low-income individuals and families working toward economic security in Greater Boston. Project partners will also facilitate group financial coaching through a pilot program in a low-income Boston suburb. The six partner agencies participating in the project have deep roots in their communities and the capacity to serve a broad and diverse population of low-income residents throughout Greater Boston. Each has identified financial education and skill building as a priority for participants based on their analysis of intake data and information garnered during ongoing case management and counseling services. Financial coaching will be provided at four United Way one-stop financial stability centers located in the four communities with the highest poverty rates and greatest need in Massachusetts. Their efforts will be augmented by the work of two Boston agencies that provide comprehensive workforce development and asset-building services for unemployed and underemployed individuals.
Grant amount: $150,000

 

United Way of the Midlands, Omaha, NE

The United Way of the Midlands, in partnership with the Financial Hope Collaborative at Creighton University, will offer comprehensive financial education and ongoing support services for 180 families headed by single mothers earning less than $50,000 per year. The project partners will also conduct an assessment to measure the return on investment of the program model and test a theory that providing services for teams of clients who support and encourage each other will improve client outcomes. The program model, piloted through a 2009 Financial Education in Your Community grant, now comprises four main components, including: nine weeks of classroom training; one-on-one financial coaching for up to a year; monthly group meetings for program graduates providing ongoing peer-support and continuing education; and access to specially designed products and services that smooth the path to financial stability, including level bill pay plans through local utilities and low-interest debt consolidation loans.
Grant amount: $149,479

 

United Way of Northeast Florida, Jacksonville, FL

The United Way of Northeast Florida will expand the Real$ense workplace financial education program for low- to moderate-income families to include nonprofit sector employees. The project recognizes that nonprofit organizations are often overlooked as the employers of many low-wage workers who live in fiscally precarious situations while serving the needs of the community. Real$ense will work with nonprofit employers up front and in depth to develop a mutually agreeable service plan outlining expectations, responsibilities, and a class schedule. Real$ense staff will also work with each employer to identify potential participants, provide information about class availability, and conduct a needs survey among interested employees. A customized class series will be created for each workplace using the FDIC Money Smart curriculum and other non-commercial financial education materials. Any participant who indicates an interest in one-on-one coaching or counseling will be referred to an appropriate Real$ense partner for those intensive services. During the two-year grant term, approximately 600 individuals from 60 nonprofit employers and small businesses will participate in the program.
Grant amount: $135,873

 

Village Family Service Center, Fargo, ND

The Village Family Service Center will provide basic financial education classes and counseling in partnership with nonprofit partners serving low-income single mothers, New Americans, and clients with a history of substance abuse in Fargo, North Dakota, and Moorhead, Minnesota. Workshops will be tailored to meet the needs of each target audience, but the core program includes three, one-hour classes on budgeting, credit, and financial goal-setting. Workshops will be delivered in a classroom setting by counselors certified by the National Foundation for Credit Counseling using existing non-commercial financial education materials. All attendees will also have access to individual, one-on-one sessions with a certified credit counselor.
Grant amount: $50,000

 

2011

 

ARIVA, Inc., New York, NY

ARIVA, Inc., a social services agency annually serving over 26,000 tax clients in the Bronx, will offer expanded services, including personal financial education workshops, a retirement savings workshop and the availability of personal financial counseling and coaching. ARIVA will also partner with local community colleges to offer Spanish-language and on-campus workshops.
Grant amount: $75,130

 

Capital Area United Way, Baton Rouge, LA

Capital Area United Way will partner with local childcare facilities to provide financial education workshops for the low-income parents of pre-school age children. Childcare facility directors and staff will also take part in a series of workshops that encompass personal financial education, train-the-trainer skills training, and information and tips on how to make referrals to parents who might benefit from additional economic supports and services.
Grant amount: $140,059

 

Central New Mexico Community College Foundation, Albuquerque, NM

The Central New Mexico Community College Foundation is piloting an innovative “automatic enrollment” model that ties student financial services to a course syllabus. Through partnerships with community agencies, students enrolled in a basic finance course will be exposed to programs that increase financial stability, including social services benefits screening, free tax preparation services and legal advice on financial matters. One-on-one career and financial aid counselors will help students put their individual plans into action.
Grant amount: $147,950

 

United Way of Acadiana, Lafayette, LA

As part of a communitywide “Earn It! Keep It! Save It!” project, United Way of Acadiana will partner with 26 members of the Acadiana Asset-Building Coalition to provide workshops using the FDIC Money Smart curriculum to help local individuals and families develop the skills they need to become financially secure. To unify the community’s efforts, United Way will carry out a social marketing campaign that uses traditional print marketing as well as radio PSAs and social media.
Grant amount: $86,658

 

United Way of Central Ohio, Columbus, OH

The United Way of Central Ohio will incorporate the delivery of timely, relevant and engaging financial education for low- to moderate-income families through the existing case management activities of Stable Families, a local program of the Siemer Institute for Family Stability. Stable Families is a multi-state effort to provide families with school-aged children at risk of losing their housing with case management services that ensure that children in these households remain stable in school.
Grant amount: $96,093

 

United Way of Fairfield County, Lancaster, OH

United Way of Fairfield County will provide personal financial education for high school seniors in two Fairfield County alternative schools and for young adults participating in programs at the Eastland-Fairfield Career Center. The project will serve low- to moderate-income young adults who are on track to attend technical schools or enter the workforce following graduation, as well as Adult Basic Education, GED and ESOL students.
Grant amount: $25,443

 

United Way of Greater Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH

The United Way of Greater Cincinnati will work within existing partnerships and systems to provide workplace financial education training for front-line service providers from local non-profit organizations that provide employment, housing, financial education, workforce training, child care and emergency services. They will also partner with the University of Cincinnati’s Economics Center and LifeSpan Credit Counseling to increase the capacity of local human services staff to provide financial education services to their clients.
Grant amount: $150,000

 

United Way of the Inland Valleys, Riverside, CA

As a component of a communitywide Foster Youth Initiative, the United Way of the Inland Valleys will provide financial education and budgeting skills for foster youth, 16 to 18 years of age, to help them prepare for independent living and become economically self-sufficient adults.
Grant amount: $87,670

 

United Way of King County, Seattle, WA

United Way of King County will increase the economic stability of immigrants and refugees by integrating financial education and coaching into the work of six agencies that provide assistance to specific immigrant and refugee populations. In addition, agency staff members will receive financial empowerment training and certification in order to better integrate financial education into their program offerings.
Grant amount: $146,806

 

United Way of Larimer County, Ft. Collins, CO

Spearheaded by the United Way of Larimer County and the Colorado State University—Larimer County Extension, the Larimer County Financial Literacy Initiative will conduct a financial education capacity-building program for social service and teaching professionals. This coalition of community partners will also create a communitywide social marketing campaign with a companion resource website.
Grant amount: $108,948

 

United Way of the River Cities, Huntington, WV

United Way of the River Cities will partner with local employers to launch a workplace financial education program to provide financial education training for low- to middle-income employees and to expand the capacity of employers to make referrals to community-based nonprofit financial and social services.
Grant amount: $139,700

 

United Way Silicon Valley, San Jose, CA

United Way of Silicon Valley will develop community partnership to expand the number of sustainable, volunteer-driven credit coaching programs throughout Santa Clara County. During the grant term, seven to 10 community organizations that serve low- to moderate-income families will integrate credit coaching into their core services, and more than 200 families will receive coaching assistance. Sixty community members will be trained as volunteer coaches and will be matched with clients.
Grant amount: $148,500

 

2010

 

Connecticut Association for Human Services, Hartford, CT

The Connecticut Association for Human Services will partner with existing Volunteer Income Tax Assistance coalitions to provide access to financial education, financial coaching and asset building programs for 1,700 clients who qualify for the Earned Income Tax Credit. The project will focus on neighborhoods in Fairfield, New Haven and Litchfield counties, where 40 percent or more of the population qualifies for the refundable tax credit.
Grant amount: $150,000

 

Green Mountain United Way, Montpelier, VT

Green Mountain United Way will mobilize coalition partners to create lasting change in the availability of financial education for the residents of six rural Vermont counties. Partners will conduct train-the-professional workshops for local social service agency staff, and provide a variety of workplace-based and publicly available financial education workshops. The project will be supported by a comprehensive social marketing campaign.
Grant amount: $149,963

 

Maine Centers for Women, Work & Community, Augusta, ME

Maine Centers for Women, Work & Community will add modules on investing and retirement planning to their basic money management curriculum, integrate financial planning and investing skills as core competencies in their workforce development programs, and create more effective marketing and promotional tools to support their work.
Grant amount: $125,000

 

Montana State University Extension, Bozeman, MT

Montana State University Extension will provide an education series on basic money management, investments, retirement planning and estate planning for employees of MSU satellite campuses and other working Montanans. Sessions will be offered in-person in Bozeman, and as "live webinars" to rural host locations and individuals. Sessions will be archived online to accommodate viewing at times that are convenient for participants unable to attend the live webinars.
Grant amount: $31,125

 

Santa Cruz Community Ventures, Santa Cruz, CA

Santa Cruz Community Ventures will collaborate with a coalition of local partners to expand the Economic Justice Project—a social service model integrating financial and consumer education with legal and other support services—to help 2,000 low- to moderate-income Hispanic adults improve their financial and economic prospects.
Grant amount: $150,000

 

Step Up Savannah, Savannah, GA

Step Up Savannah will build on a successful pilot effort to integrate financial education classes at employer sites from the hospitality, healthcare, warehousing and government sectors, and will design a new referral system to steer individuals from employer programs to neighborhood Centers for Working Families for more individualized assistance.
Grant amount: $150,000

 

United Way of Miami Dade Center for Financial Stability, Miami, FL

The United Way Center for Financial Stability will reach out to under-employed and un-employed individuals and families in Miami-Dade County through two South Florida Workforce offices, tax preparation sites and local schools. The program will provide cross-training for agency volunteers and staff to enable them to provide basic education for the families they serve, and the ability to refer clients to the Center for more comprehensive counseling and coaching.
Grant amount: $150,000

 

United Way for Southeastern Michigan, Detroit, MI

The United Way for Southeastern Michigan will collaborate with the Detroit Local Initiatives Support Corporation to support a network of financial coaches working in low-income communities in and around Detroit to assist individual families with understanding and overcoming the barriers to building wealth.
Grant amount: $138,600

 

United Way of Chittenden County, South Burlington, VT

The United Way of Chittenden County will lead a coalition of community partners in developing and testing two on-site workplace-based financial and investor education programs at 18 sites. This project builds on an existing relationship with employers through the Working Bridges project, which develops and pilots innovative strategies to improve the retention, promotion and financial stability of their employees.
Grant amount: $143,594

 

United Way of Greater Chattanooga, Chattanooga, TN

The United Way of Greater Chattanooga will provide financial education training for the staff and leadership of churches, non-profit agencies and community partners that provide financial assistance to low and moderate income individuals and families, provide trainers for "lunch and learn" sessions sponsored by local non-profit agencies and their clients, provide one-on-one debt reduction counseling and financial coaching for clients referred by partner non-profits who have received training, and undertake marketing efforts to reach outlying rural counties as well as targeted urban neighborhoods.
Grant amount: $150,000

 

United Way of Greater Kansas City, Kansas City, MO

The United Way of Greater Kansas City will collaborate with five service providers to develop a model for integrating financial education into services for homeless or near-homeless young adults, 16-24 years of age, who are either employed or have a stable source of income. One outcome of the project will be a report on lessons-learned and best practices that will be shared with other organizations that serve at-risk young people.
Grant amount: $150,000

 

United Way of Marion County, Ocala, FL

The United Way of Marion County will conduct a two-year campaign to break down the barriers to participation in the Marion County Prosperity Campaign by Spanish-speaking residents in rural areas of the county. The project will emphasize free tax assistance for low-income Spanish-speaking clients and will provide Spanish-language Money Smart workshops. The project will be supported by a comprehensive social marketing campaign.
Grant amount: $19,564

 

United Way of Tampa Bay, Tampa, FL

The United Way of Tampa Bay will address the pervasive use of tax refund anticipation loans in two low-income neighborhoods in the Tampa Bay area through a combination of neighbor-to-neighbor outreach, classroom education, individualized financial coaching and a social marketing campaign.
Grant amount: $45,000

 

United Way of Tucson and Southern Arizona; Tucson, AZ

The United Way of Tucson and Southern Arizona will build on the success of its Prosperity Center model by helping communities provide financial coaching and asset-building opportunities for low-income individuals and families through a pilot Prosperity Neighborhoods program.
Grant amount: $115,851

 

United Way of West Central Mississippi; Vicksburg, MS

United Way of West Central Mississippi will partner with local community groups in the lower Delta region to design and provide a sustainable basic money management education program for low-income citizens.
Grant amount: $149,625

 

2009

 

Appalachian Community Enterprises, Inc., Cleveland, GA

Appalachian Community Enterprises will partner with the local Head Start program to provide a series of basic money management workshops for low income families in two counties in North Georgia. Workshops will be presented in English and Spanish using a unique "storytelling" model that engages adult learners in entertaining, participative activities that aid in knowledge retention.
Grant amount: $103,510


Center for Community Development and Civil Rights, American Dream Academy, Phoenix, AZ

The Center for Community Development and Civil Rights will launch a four-week financial education class that capitalizes on key elements of the successful American Dream Academy Parent Education Program. The American Dream Academy partners with schools and districts in low-income, disadvantaged residential areas and trains parents to become effective partners and advocates of their children. This program was developed in response to interest by participants in additional educational components that teach the life skills needed to rise above low-income status.
Grant amount: $141,000


Coastal Coalition for Children, Inc., Brunswick, GA

The Coastal Coalition for Children will partner with the University of Georgia Cooperative Extension and local social service agencies to incorporate basic financial education into existing client programs. The United Way of Coastal Georgia, the Brunswick Housing Authority and the College of Coastal Georgia will also collaborate in the effort to provide bilingual workshops for the general public.
Grant amount: $145,558


Four Bands Community Fund, Eagle Butte, SD

The Four Bands Community Fund serves the Cheyenne River Indian Reservation, located in a remote, impoverished area in north central South Dakota. In partnership with the Consumer Credit Counseling Service of the Black Hills, Four Bands will conduct a multi-faceted program to provide credit repair and other financial education to the staff of 12 community organizations and the people they serve. They will also undertake a reservation-wide public awareness campaign to highlight the financial education services available through community partner organizations.
Grant amount: $50,000


RISE Foundation, Inc., Memphis, TN

The RISE Foundation will deliver their Common Cents and Making Cents workplace financial education programs for the staff members of 54 nonprofit organizations that partner with the United Way of the Mid-South. The education series begins with basic money management—including budget development and goal setting—and presents an overview of the concepts needed to build person wealth.
Grant amount: $144,986


United Way of Buffalo and Erie County, Buffalo, NY

United Way of Buffalo and Erie County (UWBEC) coordinates the Cash Coalition—composed of more than 60 organizations working together on issues of financial stability. In cooperation with the coalition, the UWBEC will undertake a two-pronged approach to providing financial education at the neighborhood and organizational levels. At the neighborhood level, individuals from block clubs, faith-based groups and community groups will be recruited and trained to provide basic financial education related to banking and budgeting. At an organizational level, selected staff members from cooperating nonprofits will be trained to facilitate more in-depth and more advanced financial and investor education programming.
Grant amount: $150,000


United Way Capital Area, Austin, TX

As part of a larger "Bank on Central Texas" initiative, the United Way Capital Area (UWCA) will provide guidance to employers on how to implement workplace financial stability strategies, including: direct deposit; automatic savings through payroll deductions; a default requirement to opt-out of deferred savings plans; and EITC outreach. As the centerpiece of the project, UWCA will partner with Foundation Communities, a local nonprofit organization, to encourage employers to offer financial education workshops and one-on-one financial coaching to employees.
Grant amount: $150,000


United Way of Central and Northeastern Connecticut, Hartford, CT

The United Way of Central and Northeastern Connecticut (UWCNCT), in cooperation with the Hartford Asset Building Collaborative, will expand their successful one-on-one budget coaching program to meet the needs of neighborhood groups, faith communities, and workplaces.
Grant amount: $150,000


United Way of Chester County, West Chester, PA

The United Way of Chester County (UWCC) and the Chester County Financial Stability Partnership will pilot test an effort to reach low- and moderate-income working individuals and families through childcare providers. During the pilot, financial education workshops and one-on-one coaching will be offered to the families and staff of seven child care centers located in neighborhoods with the lowest median household income in Chester County.
Grant amount: $77,172


United Way of Dane County, Madison, WI

In partnership with the University of Wisconsin, the United Way of Dane County will pilot a financial coaching program for low-income individuals and families using the Grow Your Green money management program and workbook. Grow Your Green is a basic financial education program developed by educators at the University of Wisconsin-Extension of Dane County.
Grant amount: $150,000


United Way of the Midlands, Omaha, NE

The United Way of the Midlands Financial Stability partnership will collaborate with four local nonprofit organizations to offer comprehensive financial education to families, particularly single mothers, earning less than 200 percent of the federal poverty level. Among other features, the grant program will pilot an innovative, open-source financial management software specifically created for nonprofit organizations and their clients.
Grant amount: $121,672


United Way of San Antonio and Bexar County, San Antonio, TX

The United Way of San Antonio and Bexar County will implement a neighbor-to-neighbor financial education program and a public education campaign for people living in low-income neighborhoods with a high preponderance of alternative service providers.
Grant amount: $112,500