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About AFN

Since 2005, AFN has served as a catalyst for economic opportunity by bringing grantmakers together to learn, connect and reshape the discourse about what is possible.  AFN is:



MEMBERSHIP: Connect, Educate and Empower. Join the Conversation.

Networking and education allow us to reinforce and expand our field. Innovative and promising approaches are shared by members promoting both scale and effectiveness while also increasing financial security opportunities for individuals and working families. The power of combined grantmaking efforts of AFN members – from education and housing, to financial and integrated services, to job creation and workforce development – reminds us that together we are more powerful than poverty.

Through membership, innovative and promising approaches are shared, promoting both scale and effectiveness while also increasing financial security opportunities for individuals and working families.



AFN Focus

AFN and our members work on range of issues across the asset building continuum.  Taken together, these strategies are reversing gender and racial and ethnic wealth gaps and revitalizing the promise of opportunity and financial security for all Americans.  Our focus includes but is not limited to:

Evidence shows that when investments are connected through a framework of asset building and designed to address poverty, promote equity or increase future opportunities, or designated to improve education, health care or job skills, the impacts are stronger and more sustainable.



AFN Membership

Eligibility - AFN welcomes national, regional and community-based foundations, corporate giving programs, philanthropic advisors and public funding agencies as members. 

From veteran practitioners to newcomers with fresh ideas, working together we can make change, increasing opportunity and financial security at a scale that we could never achieve alone.  Join us!

Learn More: AFN Membership