Last summer, with the support of the Prudential Foundation, CFED started on a journey to explore the needs of young, lower income workers across the nation. CFED talked with an advisory group of national leaders in the field about financial wellness programs to glean an understanding of what employers know about the financial lives of their workers and how they view financial wellness programs.
This work and the findings from it have culminated in the release of the new report, Beyond the Next Paycheck: Creating Opportunities for Young Workers to Thrive. The research brings to light the fundamental insight that short-term financial worries are getting in the way of long-term financial security, and employers understand that this mismatch hurts their own bottom lines.
The 2017 Grantmaker conference framed key issues, and elevated promising approaches and timely, relevant research to support strategic and impactful investments. This conference aimed to foster peer-to-peer conversations to help grantmakers bring the desired short and long-term outcomes as reflected in the theme Accelerating Ideas into Action. View all the 2017 Grantmaker Conference resources.
The 2017 Grantmaker Conference was sponsored by the following: The Kresge Foundation, The Annie E. Casey Foundation, MetLife Foundation, Citi Foundation, JPMorgan Chase and Company, Wells Fargo, Prudental, W.K. Kellogg Foundation.