Asset Building Grantees - 2009

Organization Area served Purpose Amount
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County Santa Clara County Increase the personal financial health and asset base of low-income families and individuals by expanding access to unclaimed tax refunds and Earned Income Tax Credits through free or low-cost tax preparation $125,000
Community Financial Resources San Mateo and Santa Clara counties Explore expansion of asset-building programs by developing partnerships with community organizations, public and private social service agencies and financial institutions $45,000
Corporation for Enterprise Development San Mateo and Santa Clara counties Through a new pilot program, develop new funding sources for financial education and asset building programs, increase innovation and efficiency of existing local programs and educate the general public about asset building and financial education $175,000
EARN San Mateo and Santa Clara counties Increase financial coaching provided by EARN and other local agencies to low-income workers $179,000
Opportunity Fund San Mateo and Santa Clara counties Increase the number of low-wage workers and their families who receive intensive financial education and participate in matched savings accounts $175,000
Project Read, North San Mateo County San Mateo County Prepare low wealth, low literacy clients for asset building services by providing comprehensive financial education $122,000
United Way Silicon Valley Santa Clara County Providing a financial education component its Bank on San Jose initiative, which works to reduce the number of "unbanked" households in San Jose by providing starter and second-chance bank accounts $113,000