Connecting Philanthropy and Financial Institutions through Fintech

In 2021, Louisiana Asset Funders Network (LA AFN) created a brief in response to growing interest in financial technology or fintech in the state of Louisiana. Designed as a guide for funders, Philanthropy and Fintech: Identifying Opportunities for Engagement provides an overview of fintech and its application in the financial health field, examines possible applications to Louisianans’ financial health challenges, and seeks to encourage funders to engage with fintech to support their grantmaking goals.

As a follow up to the release, LA AFN is launching a series of webinars designed to increase understanding around potential fintech solutions among philanthropy and practitioners across the state through:
– Developing a common overarching understanding of the term fintech and exploring the broader possibilities surrounding fintech integration across Louisiana;
– Highlighting that fintech is one tool among many to boost financial access and stability;
– Showcasing how fintech connects to other high-priority issue areas for our target audiences;
– Building a case for investing in fintech to enhance the capacity of the financial health ecosystem.

This session on August 16, 2022 will focus on the importance of utilizing fintech in LA and how to incorporate fintech into funders existing or emerging grantmaking strategies as well as municipal programming.