Project Map Project List

Emergency Financial Empowerment

Natural disasters, public health crises, and other localized emergencies can have serious financial ramifications for individuals and families, due to unexpected expenses, loss of income, and limited access to relief supports and programs.


Intensive, city-specific approach to helping mayors tee up financial empowerment work in their administrations.

Local Consumer Financial Protection Initiative

Assisting local government partners to develop and launch consumer financial protection departments.

Financial Empowerment Cities

The Financial Empowerment Cities initiative supports cohorts of local leaders to launch and lead a newly established local Office of Financial Empowerment.

Financial Navigators

Thank you to our many municipal and funding partners for making this pandemic-era program such a bold and nimble success. Across 31 cities and counties, trained navigators helped thousands of residents identify and then access public resources targeted to address their individual needs. 

Financial Empowerment Center Replication Initiative

Professional, one-on-one, municipally-led, free financial counseling, embedded into government social services.

Bank On Fellowship

The CFE Fund’s Bank On Fellowship program provides funding and in-kind technical assistance to support dedicated leadership for Bank On coalitions.

Bank On

The CFE Fund’s national Bank On platform supports local coalition and financial institution efforts to connect consumers to safe, affordable bank accounts.

Expert Topic: Reentry Integration Strategies

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Brief details strategies for integrating financial empowerment into prisoner reentry services.

Expert Topic: Youth Savings Initiatives

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Across the country, a number of local governments are increasing the availability of youth savings opportunities for families, with the goal of improving the likelihood that students of limited means enroll and persist in higher education.

Banking Connect Pilot Initiatives

The goal of these pilots is to learn more about how existing programs can leverage payment touchpoints to support account opening for program participants.

Expert Topic: Offices of Financial Empowerment

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Resources and information on launching public offices that work to improve resident economic security through local government infrastructure.

Summer Jobs Connect

Embedding financial education and banking access into summer youth employment programs.

The Professionalizing Field of Financial Counseling and Coaching

Collaborative efforts to advance the professionalism of the financial counseling field for those with low incomes.

Prosper Canada

Partnership with leading Canadian nonprofit organization to advance financial empowerment in that country and exchange strategies.

Organization of American States Partnership

Collaboration with the Organization of American States to support financial empowerment work with Latin American and Caribbean government leaders.


Tax-time matched savings pilot supported by rigorous 42-month evaluation of multi-city Randomized Control Trial.

Multi-City Financial Empowerment Hackathon

National hackathon to create software apps focused on financial empowerment for municipal partners.

National Disability Institute’s LEAD Center

Partnership to support employment programming and financial stability for people with disabilities.

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