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AFN celebrates the collective efforts of its members over the last two decades that are helping transform the asset-building landscape, disrupting racialized narratives and systems, and creating more equitable opportunities that keep families secure and make wealth possible.

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Welcome to “A ‘brief’ history of AFN”

AFN launched its first issue brief in 2012, initiating an invaluable resource for funders seeking to deepen their understanding of asset-building issues and philanthropic investment strategies. These informative pieces play a pivotal role in catalyzing progress within the field, shedding light on the latest strategies and emerging interventions, all with a sharp focus on actionable philanthropic roles.

In response to feedback from our members, AFN has developed over 70 issue briefs across seven key areas, underscoring our commitment to addressing funders’ diverse needs and priorities. Join us as we explore our journey through “A ‘Brief’ History of AFN,” where each brief represents a step towards greater impact and equity in our communities.