The Washington Asset Building Coalition has merged with the Financial Empowerment Network as of July 1st!
FEN and WABC have long been collaborators in the financial empowerment space, and over the last year have worked even more closely on a number of projects. After months of discussion and planning, the boards of both organizations recognized that together we could form a stronger and more effective organization to serve providers across Washington.
Who We Are
WABC is a statewide association working to promote policies and programs in Washington that assist low-and-moderate income residents build, maintain & preserve assets through investments in education, homeownership, personal savings and entreprenuership. We partner with policy-makers, financial institutions & service providers on the regional, state and federal levels to create , innovative, systemic solutions to addressing poverty so that all Washingtonians have an opportunity to acheive a secure economic future & live with dignity.
What We Do
WABC focuses on opportunities to enact systemic change. A few examples of our work include:
K-12 financial education classes
Financial coaching for adults
College Savings Accounts
Access to mainstream banking
Prize-linked Savings Accounts
Individual Development Accounts (IDA's)
While WABC is uniquely focused on systemic change through policy and program innovation, we rely on our statewide network of 16 local asset building coaltiions (known as "Local ABC's") across Washington to implement these programs on-the-ground. We support our network through providing training opportunities, sharing best practices and leveraging our partnerships with financial institutions in order to acheive greater impact.
WABC membership is open to financial institutions, state agencies, non-for-profit organizations and individuals who are committed to reducing poverty in their communities. As a member, you'll receive policy updates, access to our monthly newsletter, invitations to our semi-annual membership events, trainings and our statewide conference.
We invite to join our mailing list!