Our Vision

Cities and mayors are uniquely positioned to deliver large-scale, high-quality financial empowerment services. The CFE Fund provides both funding and focused technical assistance to mayors and their teams to help them embed systemic financial empowerment programs and policies into city services to improve individual and family financial stability.

Keys to Financial Empowerment

Municipal financial empowerment strategies span four key disciplines:

Asset Building

Saving to weather financial shocks — and also building and preserving assets to grow families’ futures  — are critical components of financial security and wealth.

Banking Access

Accessing a safe, affordable account is key to joining the financial mainstream and keeping earnings secure by saving.

Consumer Financial Protection

Cities have unique, powerful opportunities to protect residents and their assets from predatory practices.

Financial Education and Counseling

Professional financial counseling and coaching can tangibly improve household financial stability, especially when integrated into social services.

Our Work in Action

In cities across the country and internationally, the CFE Fund is helping government leaders embed financial empowerment strategies into municipal infrastructure.

See our projects