December 2017: Leading from the South

  On December 5, EITC Funders Network and Arkansas Asset Funders Network hosted a “Funder-to-Funder Conversation” on the latest programs, policies, and philanthropic strategies that increase economic security and build assets for people living in Arkansas, Louisiana, and Mississippi. This timely gathering for regional and national funders showcased replicable best practices/promising funding strategies and offered…

September 2017: What does the Policy Debate Mean for Immigrant Families’ Economic Security?

Families in the Balance: What does the Policy Debate Mean for Immigrant Families’ Economic Security? The EITC Funders Network, Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees (GCIR), and Grantmakers Income Security Taskforce (GIST) co-hosted a webinar on Tuesday, September 12th on the profound and wide-ranging challenges to immigrant families’ economic security and strategies for grantmakers seeking…

June 2017 Newsletter Interview: Susan Mason, Director of the Intuit Financial Freedom Foundation

  What is the current focus of the Intuit Financial Freedom Foundation (IFFF)? The purpose of the Foundation is to make a meaningful impact on the financial lives of lower-income and underserved taxpayers, individuals, small businesses and the nonprofits that serve them. The Foundation, founded in 2002, executes its mission through public-private partnerships between Intuit and…

Who Benefits from California’s EITC?

The State of California’s Franchise Tax Board (FTB) recently released a report on the impact of the state’s earned income tax credit (CalEITC). Using data from Tax Year 2015, the FTB found that the CalEITC benefitted approximately 815,000 Californians and together with the federal credit, helped lift approximately 250,000 Californians out of deep poverty. The report…

March 2017 Newsletter Interview: Lori Seibel, President and CEO of the Community Health Endowment of Lincoln

Tell us about your organization’s work and how family economic security fits into your priorities as a philanthropic organization focused on community health. Our vision is to make Lincoln, Nebraska the healthiest community in the nation. For the past 18 years, the Community Health Endowment of Lincoln (CHE) has worked to fulfill this vision which was…

EITC Awareness Day 2017

  EITC Awareness Day is coming up on January 27th. Below are some resources to help get the word out: The Taxpayer Opportunity Network and CFED have crafted ways to spread the word about the EITC in 5, 10 and 30 minutes. The EITC Awareness Day Toolkit also includes state-by-state data snapshots and sample social media posts in…