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The Issue

Asset building occurs at every stage of our lives and affects health, education, housing, and more. Incorporating asset building into grantmaking promotes economic well-being for all.

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There are many different approaches to improving lives through asset building. AFN advances effective ways philanthropy can help develop tools and engage low and middle income people, especially women and communities of color, to build assets. This includes our capacity to care for health, build job skills, obtain a degree, buy a home, build a business, save for unexpected needs and retirement, and transfer wealth to our children. Learn how your investment in asset building can make a difference.