Financial Inclusion Initiative Builds Economic Opportunity, Stability in the Northwest
From September 2014 to June 2017, Prosperity Now had the pleasure of working with the Northwest Area Foundation (the Foundation) on the Financial Inclusion Policy Action Initiative (the Initiative). The Foundation provided multi-year funding to seven organizations as a part of the Initiative to help advance state and tribal policy change to bring about long-term economic prosperity for low-income communities and communities of color.
Prosperity Now helped design and implement the Initiative, working with a cohort of widely respected technical experts to provide the above organizations with targeted technical assistance and strategy development supports that helped them build their advocacy skills, navigate their unique political and policy contexts, and adapt their campaign strategies in real time to take advantage of opportunities or side-step challenges.
This report features the Initiative's outcomes, highlighting several key advocacy victories scored by Initiative participants in the Northwest Area Foundation's eight-state footprint.