Every member of our community deserves a chance to thrive. However, not everyone is food secure, has access to educational supports or the resources to become financially empowered. Together, we have the ability to make a difference in our community.
Your support helps us achieve measurable, lasting impact on the lives of local families through investments in financial stability:
- 1,527 individuals have increased their financial stability through one-on-one budget coaching and financial workshops to improve their credit, adhere to a household budget and meet short-term financial goals.
- 959 individuals have signed up for our matched-savings program, with 319 active savers. On average, participating savers saved $917--well above the $120 minimum--and showed improved spending habits: 77% report living within their means after 6 months vs. 57% pre-program.
- 1,661 individuals were able to get their taxes done for free through the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program, obtaining more than $2.5 million in tax refunds, with $680,000 claimed in earned income tax credits and another $105,000 claimed in child tax credits.