This research is the first of a five-part series that will highlight the need and opportunity for integrating financial capability services into social service programs to improve overall outcomes that lead to financial well-being. This introductory brief covers (1) the state of households’ finances, (2) the impact of financial insecurity on families, (3) the financial challenges
experienced by households beyond lack of income and wealth, (4) the definition of financial capability and integration, (5) the federal government’s investment in innovation and cross-agency dialogue regarding integration and financial capability and (6) the framework for future policy recommendations.
This resource was shared as part of the 2015 AFN Grantmaker Conference, which included both regional and community-based funders and thought leaders concerned about a common goal – providing individuals, families and communities with greater economic security and opportunities for growth. View all the 2015 Grantmaker Conference resources. View all conference resources.