Arkansas AFN


The Arkansas Asset Funders Network advances economic opportunity and prosperity for low and moderate income Arkansans through philanthropy. 

The Arkansas Asset Funders Network is a regional network comprised of private, family, community, and corporate foundations as well as public sector funders and financial institutions supporting opportunities for low- and moderate-wealth individuals and families throughout Arkansas to access financial services, save, invest, and preserve financial assets.

Launched in 2016 as a regional affiliate of the national Asset Funders Network, Arkansas AFN, the first of its kind in the state, is supporting the community of funders invested in asset-building activities in the region; strengthening the field by fostering connections between grantmakers and their peers in the nonprofit, public, and private sector; and working to increase investment in the field, over the long term.

Funders in our network support a myriad of strategies to help individuals and their families increase financial stability and build wealth, including helping families build and access credit; build savings; and invest in higher education, a home, or a small business. We believe asset building provides individuals, families, and communities with greater economic security and opportunities for growth. While this work is important nationwide, it is critical in our state where asset poverty statistics reveal an opportunity to help families build financial security.
 


       Arkansas AFN Information (PDF)
            
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Structure

Membership in the Arkansas Asset Funders Network is open to funders who are supporting or are actively interested in supporting asset-building programs, services and initiatives including private and corporate foundations, public agencies and financial institutions.

For more information or to join a regional Arkansas AFN convening, please contact Abby Hughes Holsclaw, Director of Member Engagement, abby@assetfunders.org

 

Steering Committee


Elizabeth Brister
ENTERGY CHARITABLE FOUNDATION

Laura Duty
​CARL B. & FLORENCE E. KING FOUNDATION

Regan Gruber Moffitt
WINTHROP ROCKEFELLER FOUNDATION

Karama Neal
SOUTHERN BANCORP COMMUNITY PARTNERS

Andrew Pack
FEDERAL RESERVE BANK OF ST. LOUIS, LITTLE ROCK BRANCH (affiliate partner)

 

LEARN MORE 

To learn more about AFN and lend your voice to this important conversation, contact Abby Hughes Holsclaw, Director of Member Engagement, abby@assetfunders.org